With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny.
This film fascinated me from the beginning, but that stopped a bit before the end. I have always been interested in Biology, so the things that occur to Lena (played by Natalie Portman) seem quite awesome to me. Her way of looking at things and explaining them I liked quite a lot. Then other parts came into it, which made it -in my opinion- less believeable, and by the end I could no longer back the theory and so I was just watching a film with nice visual effects.
Lena has been mourning for about a year as her husband was send out on a mission and never returned. Then suddenly he does.
When he does, they are -it seems- kidnapped for whatever reasons, and what follows is a bit of a cross between The Cube (because of the highly trained backgrounds of the women), The Predator (it’s set in a weird sort of jungle and nobody seems to get out of it alive) and other scifi films, except it’s women in the team and not males.
It has its proper moments in horror, in fascination about the beings in the film being mutated -the part that I liked- and other sorts of science messing with nature’s plans.
All in all it’s a pretty nice watch, it’s just that the ending is…a bit open, I guess. It doesn’t come with a major cliffhanger, but it keeps you wondering, in a way.