After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.
Due to a poorly received test screening, David Ellison, a financier at Paramount, became concerned that the film was "too intellectual" and "too complicated," and demanded changes to make it appeal to a wider audience, including making Portman's character more sympathetic and changing the ending. Producer Scott Rudin sided with Garland in his desire to not alter the film, defending the film and refusing to take notes. Rudin had final cut. See more »
During an attack by a bear, one character is shown to be bitten on the left shoulder by the creature, and it is mentioned in behind the scenes footage. However, in the next scenes, the character shows no outward sign of injury on their affected shoulder, such as scratches, blood, or bandages. See more »
What did you eat? You had rations for two weeks. You were inside for nearly four months.
I don't remember eating.
How long did you think you were inside?
Days. Maybe weeks.
What happened to Josie Radek?
...I don't know.
What about Sheppard? Thorensen?
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Lots of interesting questions and situations.
However I thought the writers were unable to present a solid reason for what transpires. You watch the rather interesting and well designed scenes and scenery/CGI and see new pieces of the original puzzle come together waiting for the complete explanation, but it is incomplete and takes a very long time to unfold in the last 20 minuted of the movie.
And there is un necessary and unneeded gore.. Suddenly and without and purpose...then it's gone...
One character tries so hard to emotionless and tough that it's comical... her tone of voice is like a Sgt. Friday (Dragnet) imitation..
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