June 12, 2010
I’m not as enthusiastic about this cut then others. It’s true that this edit cut out a lot of the crap from the original, but it wasn’t significantly better. It doesn’t make the film great. It’s not really scary or terrifying. It did make the film more watchable, so it succeeds on that end. As much as this turd can be polished, it’s still just a straight action movie. The source material can’t be raised much higher
Another one of those cool idea/bad movie flicks with a halfway decent story inside it waiting for someone skilled to come along and do the necessary surgery. While this gaming-derived story was never going be “Aliens” it is now no longer too painful to watch. In fact it’s a quite serviceable dark action/horror film perfect for a Saturday night with pizza, beer and a few fellow aficionados of bad sci-fi in which even in the future a lunkhead gyrine is skill instantly recognizable. None of which would happen without the excellent CBB work driven by the mantra that less is more. I give it a 7.5/10 overall (say 6/10 for the story and 9/10 for the technical execution and quality fanedit package).