This lacks anything which makes us care about either the characters or the situation they find themselves. It feels as if it has all been done in much more interesting ways, and the characters are those we’ve seen many times before with much more to offer. It almost feels as if they’re the kind of people who think they are tougher, smarter, and deeper than they actually are. We see them deal with the monster which doesn’t feel that threatening. The way in which the characters try to deal with it feel nothing more than a bland and boring run of the mill story, all of which is very predictable and we see who is next in line to be taken by the alien.
We see the characters coming up with plans on how to kill the monster and we feel nothing for what appears to be just another step in trying to build the tension. Unfortunately this never seems to build, as the writers seem to be fumbling to find an interesting way to create a situation of dealing with the situation, the alien seems indestructible.
Those who are supposed to be in charge of this group are just as hopeless and unprepared as those they are looking after. This is a film of a creature that looks to be nothing more than an alien vampire whom we don’t fear; we don’t care if it picks off any of the humans. We watch it go through the motions of sucking the blood out of those we’re supposed to care about. All of which seems tired and unoriginal to the point we wonder if there is any point of this film existing.
There is nothing which will stand out in what tries to be a horror out in the middle of nowhere, where nobody can be reached as the equipment is not working properly… no surprise there.
The monster looks like it could have been a little, actually, a lot better designed as it looks and feels like a over grown toy which somehow takes many beatings and still keeps going with no real explanation… knowing very little about the monster does not work for this film. I don’t know if some back story would have worked or not. It gets to a point where we just don’t care. It’s a monster which seems to have no real motivation… Other than just being hungry.