I went to see this Nicholas Cage driven Sci-Fi at the theatre last week. The poster looked cool and I read it was some sort of end of the world thing and Alex Proyas the director was responsible for The Crow back in the day.
The film reads like a compilation of those perversely fascinating accidents and disasters clips you can find on youtube. Some of the scenes are quite spectacular and worth the ticket price alone but the truth is that all of this amounts to nothing when in the end after repeated nighttime sightings of albino model types in trench coats Cage follows a trail of strange pebbles and uncovers a plan for aliens to rescue children from the impending apocalyptic solar flare doom. Just imagine that movie pitch! The aliens are taking them away to colonise new planets. All of this is presented with patronizing religious undertones regarding angels and Adam and Eve etc. It basically builds up, entertains and then deflates entirely much in the same way as the Kubrick/Spielberg brain fart 'A.I'. did. A sinful waste of something that could have been a future classic if not for the awfully misjudged ending. Fail!