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Intelligent, gripping, and even meditative, this sub-zero survival film adapts some of the common beats in the genre to its less-trod environment well, doubling as a how-to guide and another testament to human will.
While it's certainly great to look at, even when not in its wild intended format, and shows Hollywood's progress in getting digital cloning/deep-faking/de-aging technology to perfection, that isn't exactly enough to justify the abundance of recycled action thriller tropes that make the non-digital characters frankly boring.
Lovingly filmed, and encapsulating an hurting yet warm and charming star, this film plays itself carefully rather than safely, and Reneé Zelwegger's transformation will undoubtedly pull you in.
While a certain improvement over the previous "Godzilla" with more satisfying monster action; even there, it's a tad hard to even see it under the heavily destructive CG layers flying in front of our eyes, and the so-called plot isn't even close to intelligent. All that said, you'd be forgiven in calling this a "good, old-fashioned monster flick".
An epic (and melancholy) space journey based more on thought and evocation than character development, this won't be for some, but for me, it's a solidly directed visual marvel, and an ambitious milestone for where this genre can go.