According to Stephen Hawking alien life forms will likely be hostile. Yep, it is hostile, but it has a cute name so don't worry about Hawking's logical presumption, and pet the alien life form like it is your dog. When it goes dormant, shock it back to life, what could go wrong? Oh, right, we don't have an adequate containment box or lab, no problem, just shock it back to life, it will understand. Better still, have a crew filled with egg heads and a commander that has no sense of protocols, what could possibly go wrong? The movie could go wrong, and it does. If you want to see a movie with Jake and Ryan, then see this movie. If you want a more realistic sifi movie about a supposedly controlled contact that doesn't go according to plan, see an oldie but goodie, the Andromeda Strain. I gave it one star for the alien creature which was the only character that made sense.