Prospect ★½

A handsomely designed bit of handcrafted sci-fi that unfortunately never comes across as much more than weird roleplaying in the woods, as actors spit overwritten dialogue meant for a lost Western series at one another while mining organic alien matter out of the soil of the toxic forest planet they’re stranded on. The genre amalgamation is a neat attempt at delivering something new, but you just wish the filmmakers spent more time perfecting the characters, instead of concentrating their efforts on all this weird, pointless jargon. It’s a pity, because this could’ve been the next MOON: a personal interpretation of pulp that tells an intimate tale. Instead, it’s just a bunch of pretty gibberish.