This PREDATOR imitation botches an opportunity for arresting sci-fi, veering from a vigorous action audience-pounder into a latent retread of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Exceptionally strong production values are nullified by poor acting and by direction that has the professional soullessness of
TV car commercials.
When a rocket carrying toxic waste into outer space misfires, a special forces squad is called in to clean up the spill. Unknown to the task force, they have been set up by a crazed bio-design proponent, Frost (Powers Boothe), for a one-way trip to field test a new genetic warfare creation.
Obeying orders to absorb the rocket cargo (a mutant DNA strain tha...