U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg
This is a clear example of a story being thrown together to serve the special effects, not the other way around.
Younger kids will have fun with the movie. Adults - well, that’s another story.
Watchable but by no means worth the money and effort necessary to see it theatrically.
Made for those who prize acting, slow-burn suspense, and narrative over the usual loud, empty summertime fare.
Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.