Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2010. Twentieth Century Fox, Troublemaker Studios, Davis Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III. Screenplay by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, based on characters created by Jim Thomas, John Thomas. Cinematography by Gyula Pados. Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, John Davis, Robert Rodriguez. Music by John Debney. Production Design by Caylah Eddleblute, Steve Joyner. Costume Design by Nina Proctor. Film Editing by Dan Zimmerman.
Dull reboot of the franchise has a random group of strangers wake up on a foreign planet populated by multiple numbers of the alien killer that once gave Schwarzenegger a run for his money. Getting a better look at their assemblage (an ex-con, a soldier, a doctor, etc), they realize that they were actually put together with care and precision and that there is a reason that they have been placed in this life or death situation. Despite a wonderful setting and a clever, fun plot that simplifies Ten Little Indians, this one falls flat almost from the get-go thanks to bad writing and dull characterizations that are not overcome by good visual effects. It is best left to only the most forgiving and dedicated of sci-fi/action film fans.