Review Date: August 28, 1999
Director: Rand Ravich
Writer: Rand Ravich
Producers: Andrew Lazar
The film itself plods along at a pretty slow pace, doesn't offer any real tension or intrigue (Just a couple of "easy scare" scenes with people popping out of nowhere), and is choked with plot holes. In fact, we never really know why the extraterrestrial has come to earth, what his plans are, or how Depp seems to show up every time that something that he doesn't like is happening. The ending is also very stupid, with a twist which I personally could have done without. And if you're grooving to see this movie because of any special effects, forget about it right now, there are probably more in DUDLEY DO-RIGHT. All in all, this movie is not a horrible movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it's basically just "there". If you like the two main actors, or love watching really great looking people get paid millions of dollars to act on the big screen while you pay for their kid's tuition, then by all means, go see this movie. Otherwise, wait for it on video, sit around and watch it with your drunk friends, and have a blast making fun of all the gaping holes in the script.
Either that, or try to figure out which of the two actors is the prettier? Depp or Theron? Theron or Depp?