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Hrmph. This is... not a good film by any stretch of the imagination, but if you can ignore some facepalmingly-bad science exposition and overlook the fact that it's supposedly a member of the Alien series, you may find you enjoy it (I did). Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) wrote the screenplay, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) directed it as a dark comedy; the result is actually a pretty fun, and sometimes campy, violent sci-fi action movie. Well, it gets weirder and less enjoyable in the last act (the alien nest and almost everything after that)... clearly Jeunet went overboard and had a Zardoz moment. Score: 3 stars out of 4.