This movie is an interesting science fiction film, but it was a little all over the place as well. From IMDb the plot summary is: Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
On its own it isn’t a movie that really fits into the Cloverfield series as it doesn’t really have much to do with Clover until the very end of the movie.
Instead, as a science fiction movie, it isn’t that bad. There are parts that don’t fit. There are scenes from the space station and scenes from earth, and the two don’t go together and they don’t fit as much as they could. The scenes from earth seem to be attempts to keep the movie relevant in the Cloverfield series, but they don’t really work with the rest of the film.
The scenes in the space station are interesting, and the scenes on the space station should be a movie all on their own. There are moments where the acting and the conversations aren’t very believable. For example there is an oriental woman, Tam, and only one other person speaks the same language as her. It seems unrealistic for me to believe that no one can communicate with this one character but one other character. I feel that they should at least have had a better way of understanding each other.
There is one character, Mundy, who was great. He had all of the humorous scenes, and at one point something happens to him and then a moment later something else happens and it all adds up to a fun little moment that I enjoyed.
As a movie that is supposed to be part of a series this was not a good film to follow the last one. The only part of the movie that examines the monster is one scene at the end where the audience is given a glimpse of the monster.
Was this a good movie, not by any means, but it wasn’t awful either. It should have been edited so that there weren’t any scenes on earth, and it shouldn’t have been made as part of the Cloverfield series, because then it would have made more sense and would have been much better.