An entertaining and well conceived movie that suffers tremendously from poor direction, plot details and script. Part 'Terminator', part 'The Thing', but not in the same league as either.
Though the cast includes some A-listers in Curtis and Sutherland, they are clearly just here for the check. Sutherland in particular turns in an extremely strange performance. As I said, the concept is very interesting; an electricity based alien life form invades a Russian research ship, and attempts to build its conception of a perfect organism, blending human bodies with machine components.
At some points, it manages to capture a grungy and unforgiving feeling of industrial claustrophobia. Unfortunately, the majority of the movie is filmed very ineffectively and the story never seems to develop as it should. It also suffers from a small budget, although the creatures are quite interesting in their design. Poorly paced, as it starts out slowly and then spirals out of control.
The concept, original creatures and sometimes creepy vibe make this an average to slightly above average horror film, but given better story writing, script and a bit more of an investment, the story had the potential to be much more.