This movie fails at everything it set out to do. The effects didn't age well and now look like a cheap knock-off. The pacing is inconsistent. The writing is clunky. The action scenes are clumsily staged. The acting doesn't deserve to be called acting. Even the hair and makeup made me cringe. I try to challenge myself to have one good thing to say about a bad film but there's nothing here. There is no redeemable quality to be found.
Not even a decent waste of my time. There was surprisingly very little action in this action movie. The only person with any kind of a character arc was the dead dad. The villain(s) was flat and colorless. Iron Man wasn't all that concerned about Mickey Rourke so why should I be? The only good thing I can think of to say is the movie looks good.
I'm about ten years too late to this Dances With Aliens as I found the effects so old and dated. I kept hoping the STORY would pull me in but it never did. Some of my favorite films of all time are from James Cameron because I care about the characters. I didn't care about anything happening to anyone in this vehicle. Thank goodness for subtitles because I couldn't understand a word actor Sam Worthington was saying.
It looks good, but then all Marvel movies look good. Brie Larson, though, comes off as so stiff and cold. She couldn't generate chemistry with anyone or any thing. The rest of the cast did such a better job acting human (even the ones who weren't human) it makes Larson look the most alien. I enjoyed the soundtrack the most.