9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Voice-overs cannot replace dialogue,
This review is from: Battlespace (DVD)
While the special effects make the film look more like a video game than something for the big screen, the biggest malady it suffers from is a lack of dialogue. The writers have attempted to use voice overs, which are often used in giving some background or introductory information at the beginning of a film, to replace dialogue between the film's main characters. I have to admit I would find it hard to write dialogue for characters as shallow as the pro/antagonist are, but the solution then would be to write deeper characters, rather than compensate for one mistake by making another.
The film is littered (intentionally or unintentionally) with blatant references to other sci-fi works:
=> Ussal (Usul - Dune)
=> Mara Shryyk (Mara Jade: Jedi Knight, Shrike: Mara's vehicle in Jedi Knight 3)
=> Getting sucked underwater by a slithering serpent-like being (Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope)
=> Stumbling across endless dunes (Dune, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope)
And so on...
Unless you're bored, I'd give this one a miss. Even if you're bored, there are plenty of other things to do that won't waste two hours of your life.