I know that this is the third movie review within a three week period. This is just a co-incidence. I have no desire to make this into a movie review site.
Here is an introduction,
This is a bit of a thriller, with lots of suspense and perhaps a too complicated plot. The special effects are minimal. The action is not that extensive. Most of the good guys die. Perhaps it is not the feel-good movie that people are want to see. Not all movies should be feel-good, but that is apparently what people want, as the theater was mostly empty.
Space aliens come to Earth, demand that we surrender, which we promptly do. Naturally enough, they a big ugly insect type things.
The insects set up a worldwide government with them in charge. It seems that their goal is mining for materials. There are lots of humans working for them. Furthermore, there are lots of collaborators. There is much fuss about how the new world order has brought peace and prosperity, through central planning and control (and a super-surveillance statebof course). All sorts of great sound statistics spew forth describing the improved new situation.
But some don’t like it. They are planning a rebellion. Without spoiling the plot, there are many twists and turns, all maintained under almost constant for the duration of the movie. The characters had reasonable development, with the final fleshing out of some mysterious aspects left till the end.
I noticed that many professional type reviewers didn’t like it. That is normally a sign that perhaps there is something here that I might find enjoyable. In this case, the answer for me was a definitive yes. As to why these reviewers didn’t like it, perhaps they were cheering for the insectoid government and its central control with perceived prosperity (and embarrassed in doing so). I myself, couldn’t help but compare the rebels to Europeans trying to throw off the yoke of the EU. Who knows, perhaps the reviewers made the same assessment.
Short answer — this flick was enjoyable. It was a good thriller with real freedom fighters and no SJW added