The Earth is quickly running out of energy. The crew on an advanced space station are testing a particle accelerator that has the potential of creating unlimited energy, but after activating the device, suffer a catastrophe that could lead to them being trapped in an alternate universe, while also wreaking havoc on their version of the Earth.
Supposedly part of the Cloverfield universe, this film, like the second in the series, bears little resemblance to the original and only advances the storyline in the most minimal of ways. If you are expecting big reveals about the monster in the first film, don't look to this film for the answers. And the story itself is a bit of a mish-mash and wanders about all over the place so you're never really sure what it is supposed to be (monster movie, multiverse investigation, family drama). And the actors aren't particularly memorable which is also a bit of a disappointment.
Having said all that, the film has good production values and plenty of space action for those who like science fiction in space. 3.5 stars.
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