Even though the reviews were pretty poor concerning this flick, since it was directed by John Carpenter, I thought I should check it out anyway. Unfortunately, I would have to agree with the reviews as it is, in my opinion, the worst movie directed by Carpenter in his otherwise illustrious career. From time to time, I came accross some viewers who thinks it is an underrated gem and they are entitled to their own taste but, honestly, I didn't find much to enjoy here. Ok, there was a decent cast (Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Clea DuVall, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy) and the concept had some potential but that's about it. It didn't look good but since it is a B feature, I guess it is inherent to this genre but I thought the story was just really generic and, honestly, it was really tedious to watch. For Carpenter, it was the second disappointing feature in a row (it followed the also terrible 'Vampires'), it was a huge blow for his career and it took him 9 years to make another movie. To conclude, it was rather disappointing and it is not really worth a look, even if you are interested in John Carpenter's work.