a real topsy-turvy script, that does good things for its lead kid. plays an amusing tune in self awareness and has the best mad men commentary ive ever heard. aside from that, hypothetical sci fi conversations are literally the worst thing about this film, and movies in general. everything else is very McG; seared in mediocrity.
kubrick's 2001 filtered through a neveldine/taylor sensibility. the tree of life bastardised at the hands of vulgar auterism. who even knew besson was capable of this; super woman who reinvents knowledge and being as we know it all the while dispensing mere male obstacles with minimal bother. johansson is one of the best working actresses today, she arcs from truly terrified, although somehow not quite entirely at the mercy of her captors - to ruthlessly efficient non human, 99% a robot in all but physiology and a rare inkling of merciful humanity. perfect.