Top positive review
Great movie, quality format, cool case
on May 21, 2015
I'm starting up a nice little collection of these comic style steelbooks and my only complaint is the extremely limited library.
First, this is a Universal exclusive. Other companies make steelbooks, but the comic book cover style is exclusively Universal.
Second, Universal didn't release that many of their movies in this format. So your options are limited. Personally, I think this style is perfect for comic book movies (go figure) but also cult classics like Hot Fuzz or Blues Brothers. I think there's even a Big Lebowski one.
Other than that, the movie itself is great. I saw this when it first came out and, while it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, it was still fun. You have to know what you're getting going into it though.
For starters, the whole movie isn't First Person like the game or many of the trailers, that's about a 3-4 minute scene. Second, it's not an epic blockbuster. It's just a fun, sci-fi shoot-em-up. And honestly, that's ok with me.
It's a lot better than most of the Rock's movies largely due to the fact that Karl Urban consumes much of the spotlight in this movie.
Closest comparisons I can think of would be Resident Evil (the first one) and Dredd (the action not the story)
Bottom line, if you're in the mood for a lazy afternoon watching space marines shooting aliens then this is your movie.