Pretty cheesy and way too long. The aliens were fun but pointless.
almost 4 years
underrated gem in my mind, I like the unexpected turns the plot takes.
Great FXs but gets a bit heavy-handed and is paced a bit sluggishly.
almost 5 years
One of my all time favs. Some scenes lag now, but styles change. Watch the extended one.
Completely absorbed and riveted by this. Not sure of the legitimacy of the ending though.
over 5 years
A visual marvel, but the script is quit messy and ultimately overwhelms the visuals.
over 6 years
Only the director's cut is worth it. The theatrical version is cut to pieces.
almost 7 years
Where James Cameron's love of water seems to have gotten started.
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