(out of 5)
Uninspired science-fiction comedy tries to go for Men In Black popularity but is beaten down by copycat special effects and a lame script. Geologists Orlando Jones and David Duchovny witness a phenomenon when they examine a fallen meteor and realize that it is infested with alien life that is evolving at a superfast rate, possibly endangering human life on the planet forever. Sexy, klutzy scientist Julianne Moore shows up as an official representative of the CDA to keep these renegade scientists off the case and run it with the army’s guidance, but naturally she can’t resist Duchovny’s charms. There are lots of laughs provided by Jones and Seann William Scott as a bumbling firefighter, but you can never escape the plain fact that you’ve seen it all before and much better.
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Cinematography by Michael Chapman
Music by John Powell
Production Design by J. Michael Riva
Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers