At least it was better than <U><B>Titanic</B></U>!<P>My recommendation is to watch the DVD with the director's commentary track turned on. You'll laugh your self silly. These guys thought they were making a film that made serious and important commentary on American culture, society, and foreign policy. Blah blah blah, war bad, blah b-blah, we no like war, blah, we smart, make movie. They should have taken all those special FX bucks and given them to charity, they would have come closer to their altruistic goals.
They were trying to make something allegorical a la Wizard of Oz, and ended up making clumsy farce that was more like a pile of monkey puss. (I thought the brain slugs looked neat, though. And the attempt at presenting the whole story as an intergalactic recruitment film was noble if poorly exicuted...)<P>At one point they say they were trying to make a point about female sexuality and beauty standards. The thing that never occurs to these geniuses is that their "<I>point</I>" is obliterated by the fact that the cast was selected entirely for the fact that they look good. With the exception of Ironsides and that Busse kid, everyone in the film has sex appeal, and none of them except that Doogie Howser kid can act!<P>Gyaaaa!<P>By the way, don't waste your time on The Cell or The Thirteenth Floor either. Both are weak subjective reality stories, more cliche than Dark City which at least looked cool.<P>Okay, me go shhhh now<P>--chuck<P>"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are." Anis Nin