Rated 2.0

Say hello to one of the biggest disappointments in years. Director James Cameron, the man behind Titanic and Terminator, concocts one big, blue, boring movie that looks great at times, but doesn’t hold together as a story. Sam Worthington plays a paraplegic soldier who has his DNA fused with an alien being, and is able to control a hybrid, silly-looking being as he slumbers in a special bed. Thanks to his commander (Stephen Lang) his intentions are quite evil at first. But after some months running around in an alien jungle with a dreadlocked, spindly, blue female creature in a thong, he has second thoughts—something that doesn’t come as a surprise. Cameron packs a lot of visual pow into his 161-minute movie, some of which you’ll miss if you don’t see it in 3-D, but the experience becomes exhausting when the story gets more and more predictable, and fails to go anywhere meaningful. The CGI creatures are just kind of creepy and goofy looking, especially in the case of Sigourney Weaver, who plays a scientist who also links up to an alien body. Easily Cameron’s worst film since Piranha Part Two: The Spawning.