First of all, if you start in with the alien-action, don't jump backwards to tell the story behind the characters who will just end up as fodder if you can't at least make the audience give a shit about those characters.
|You're fighting an uphill battle with this group|
This part lasts about twenty minutes, and it feels like it runs for three sleepless days. Not just a regular three days and nights without sleep though. Three sleepless nights spent wearing those things from A Clockwork Orange on your eyes.
|This is not how I want to feel when I watch a film. Not even a bad one.|
|Moments before the Sentinels from The Matrix attack by shining blue lights into people's eyes|
|"Did you just feel that? The ground shook. In LA. Weird."|
|"Holy crap! There is something baffling happening off-screen!"|
|"There's something scary over there. You'd be scared too if you could see it. Just trust me."|
|If only Corman had been able to put a trailer on one of those Summer Blockbusters.|
|Still the only time Sarah Jessica Parker was funny|
|He chose poorly.|
|Original title of this movie: "Watching People Who are Looking at Things"|
Or maybe it was six. I lost count.
Ultimately, it's a glaring irony that the aliens in this movie eat brains because the movie doesn't have any.