From a strictly visual standpoint, it's a 5 of 5, you could not ask for a film to be much sharper and focused with pinpoint accuracy. The story was okay in the front, slow in the middle without much going on, and okay in the end.
Maybe the best ‘new release' I've seen during it's opening weekend in nearly two years, so far. Immediately, within the first ten minutes, it looks and feels sharp, original, crisp... it proceeds to get better for most of it's two hour runtime. Perhaps it does run a tad long and get a touch tired before an ending that is good but not great, or maybe my mind was just overloaded at that point, but that does not change how it felt for much of the first 90 minutes.
Previews oversold it as it took too long to get to the heart of the matter and when it did it was just kinda like ‘okay?' It did have some style of it's own but there doesn't feel like there is much true depth to it and it was reminiscent of a lot of other noir/dystopian/sci-fi movies with a fair amount of action.
The c.g.i. aliens were a very convincing threat and the special effects of the entire movie looked great. The pacing is okay and the story, surprisingly, is as straightforward as a story dealing with time travel and aliens can be. Unfortunately, those four areas(c.g.i., special effects, pacing, and story clarity) were so dynamic that not much was able to outshine any of it which makes it feel somewhat artificial and flat without the human aspects, the characters and dialogue, able to resonate above everything else.