I gotta say... I fucking hate this goddamn movie. It's sad, cause I
remembering being a kid, sitting in a theater and first seeing the
trailer for the movie back in the day, and thinking that this was gonna
be the greatest movie ever made. Because it looked like everything a 12
year old boy would like. It was a huge galactic war against hordes of
giant vicious aliens and there were enormous military starships and
marines with big guns and they use nukes and there's blood and guts and
heroism. What's not to like, right? It basically looked like a 90s
version of James Cameron's Aliens, with all the advantages of modern CGI
(This was back in 1997, back before we learned how shit CGI could be).
Also, I read the book, and really liked it. So... big big fan and uh,
eagerly awaited the release.
And then it finally came out and... man, it was NOT a 90s version of
James Cameron's Aliens. Not at all. It was this shitty mess with
horrible acting from terrible yet attractive actors and this silly
comedic tone and idiotic tactics like parking your starships all
together so they're sitting ducks and crashing into one another with the
slightest provocation. And uh, Dina Meyers was flat.
Probably the most disappointing film I've ever seen.