Middle-aged actors are trapped in puerile superhero action, in which the so-called aliens are about as unalien as anything can be in movies: a bullied loser suddenly finds himself in a position of superiority, gets a massive mental boner and celebrates with deep-voiced one-liners written and performed in the previous millenium. Rarely has a conventional Hollywood hack job been more copy paste. And rarely has modern CGI looked less inspired and impressive. The film's most boring parts are remarkably not those that are most marred by the aforementioned characterisation, but rather the pre-programmed action-sequences. And the director is just as much out of his depth with the actors as he is with the action. Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed are equally unimpressive.