Even though this movie was a huge flop at the box-office, since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be even weaker than I expected. Basically, pretty much nothing worked in this flick. First of all, it seemed that the makers couldn't make up their minds if they should go for an ambitious sience-fiction blockbuster or for an old-fashioned cheezy B feature. As a result, the whole thing just looked just cheap and seriously ugly and it has been a while since I have seen such awful CGI effects. But it was not only the CGI, even the costumes and decors just looked terrible. Concerning the cast, except for William Hurt and Gary Oldman, it was composed of actors whose career never went anywhere (Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, Matt LeBlanc) and they were all rather pathetic but, on the other hand, they were not helped by the fact that their characters were all rather poorly developed. On top of that, even though the whole thing had some potential to become a thoughtful SF epic, instead, they went for some really boring action scenes. To make it even sillier, they even brought up some time-travelling which made the whole thing even more overloaded and half-baked. Anyway, to conclude, the damned thing really deserves its lame reputation and it is definitely not worth a look.