Mamoru Oshii, of Ghost in the Shell cyborg cop opera fame, takes a shot at applying anime ideas to a (heavily green-screened) live action flick. In English. The result is a visually stunning but dramatically inert hybrid that seems like an episode from a more complex franchise.

Three forgettable species battle to extinction on a planet no one has ever heard of, motivated by impenetrable sociopolitical mythologies no one comprehends. A really old, gobbledygook-spouting Lance Henrikson embarrasses himself, and Kevin Durand can do way better. I had problems (1) understanding anything, and (2) caring. (102 min)