I saw this on Friday. Under normal circumstances I can go to a movie and like it or dislike it, enjoy the popcorn regardless, and walk away generally satisfied with the experience. However, I keep reading reviews of this and I feel like I've seen a completely different film.
I don't need to slag on it and leave a smoking pile of rant here, but if anyone wants to pick it apart, I'd be happy to trade opinions and have some of my ultimate questions answered.
I'll open with a plot point that won't stop needling my brain...
An alien race creates us. Okay. Later they visit us, they party with us, and they make sure that everyone that they throw down with leaves graffiti so that there is evidence, a map if you will, that we are intended to follow thousands of years later when we finally get our tech on. Got it. Thousands of years later, tech on, we do, only to discover that it's a trap - the aliens have invited us across the galaxy to find their WMD. A character in the movie asks why a culutre would create us only to turn around and destroy us? Another character throws out the proverbial omelet. Alright. Emergency action is taken, tragedy ensues, lives are lost and all to prevent any return to Earth, thus protecting the human race. And I'm just sitting there wondering why those aliens didn't bring a xenomorph in a suitcase all of those thousands of years ago and turn it loose on the unsuspecting primitives?
Did I miss something? I feel like I have because the movie even points this flaw out in a scene where another character asks "why travel across the galexy to get laid?".
I can't get this out of my head. Please help me before it gestates and bursts all over my keyboard.