Unbelievably this film actually makes "Battle Los Angeles" look like an intellectual movie. It takes "Thud and blunder" to new depths.
"The Abyss" meets "Transformers", perhaps ? Except "The Abyss" is a good movie; this is from the same mould as "Transformers". It is awful. It is a special sort of awful.
Aside from expensive effects, this has nothing to offer at all. Script beyond risible; acting is not the right word.
Marine UFO's meet US Navy. A completely incompetent Navy, led by a total jackass, whups alien ass. The only intelligence coming from a Japanese officer. Honestly, the Navy are so awful, you really want the aliens to win.
Almost, almost, when the wrinklies take over, it almost raises a smile. However, you are in such pain by then that it can't even be a guilty pleasure like "Under Siege", because by then you're jaded by over an hour and a half of sheer torture. The aliens were at least better realised than Battle LA
You won't get back any time you waste on this so, if you must, jump in at about 90 minutes jump out at about 115. The dialogue is so laughable that at 2* speed you lose nothing.
One can only assume that the brilliant Liam Neeson makes the same case as Michale Caine- that they pay him for the clunkers, too.