I thought the movie was really quite good. The plot didn't have too many holes, the visual effect were decent, and i am a fan of two of the main actors. Christian Slater, and Brendan Fehr Jarred Boothe on Bones . 1 I do not agree with the other users saying it's and "Aliens" rip off. Not once did any of the Aliens ever mutate or think like humans. The Aliens were ruthless, acidic killers. The only time they "evolved" was in Prometheus, and that wasn't until the end of the film when the DNA from the octopus thing mixed with the "Engineer" race. 2 I <more>
liked that it was open ended. It left room for interpretation about where the asteroids came from, and why.3 While it was only 88 minutes, it was the perfect length. Often I find that most killer alien movies, Alien and it sequels, are far too long for their own good. 4 If the Aliens are supposed to be such ruthless killers, then the movies should have been more like the video games where the humans were rushed by wave after wave after wave of Aliens. Especially the first movie; I thought it moved slow and clunky. The Alien should have been able to pick them off all at once. Also after having seen Prometheus, why were none of the dead humans ever transformed into Alien-Human hybrids? And why was there only one Alien when they discovered an entire ship of eggs?5 It's completely believable that the Captain and Doctor would not believe the claims of seeing the monster. The woman did not report being cut by the tube with the spores, and the Carbon Monoxide poisoning would have made them hallucinate. 6 The only unbelievable part was that the alien thrived in an oxygen/carbon rich environment. Then they showed the air sacks on its neck to explain that.I'm tired of everyone trying to compare movies to one another like some jaded hipster. "Oh it's too much like this..." or "This was too unbelievable because this...". IT'S A F*&%ING SCI-FI MOVIE! The whole point of sci-fi is that it's not believable or can be compared to another. Hell if people really paid attention the the entire Dead Space series ripped of the movie Event Horizon. Seriously, watch this movie, don't compare it or try to make it something it's not, and enjoy the ride. You won't be disappointed, I promise.
So we have a good cast of actors, some pretty good visuals and an interesting story. My biggest comparison to this movie would be The Thing and Species due to "it" having similar features to the creatures in said movies. When I started watching Stranded, I thought it was going to be one of those serious psychological horror movies. It is not one of those movies, instead it's more easily to class it as a creature flick but not one of those overbearingly cheesy ones. My biggest complaint would have to be that it gets really interesting at the end and then....movie over. But I did <more>
enjoy Stranded and it's one of those movies where I'd really love a sequel just to further understand the progression of "it".