The first feature-length motion picture to use computer-generated imagery to create not only effects, props, and environments but also the human cast members themselves, this lavish science-fiction adventure follows closely on the heels of another video game-based film, Tomb Raider (2001). Ming-Na provides the voice of Dr. Aki Ross, a female scientist in the year 2065, a time when Earth has been overrun by extraterrestrial phantoms borne of a crashed meteor. Humans have been pushed back to cities protected by barriers that keep the marauding space monsters away, but time is running out. Fatally infected by one of the ghostly beasts, Ross seeks information about their purpose and physiology, assisted by her mentor Dr. Sid (voice of Donald Sutherland) and the Deep Eyes military squad of courageous Captain Gray Edwards (voice of Alec Baldwin). Tension develops between Aki's quest to stop the alien onslaught through study and the more extreme solution favored by the vengeful, saber-rattling General Hein (voice of James Woods), who would destroy both the aliens and the Earth itself. Aki ultimately comes to realize that the key to unlocking the mystery of the invaders lies within her own dreams.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action,Horror
- Run Time: 106min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/11/2001
- DVD Release Date: 10/23/2001
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Future Dystopias,Race Against Time,Heroic Mission
- Tone: Atmospheric,Bleak,Earnest,Moody,Reflective,Rousing,Stylized
General, dreams, mentor, meteor, monster, phantom, scientist
- Country of Origin: USA (07-11-2001)
- Language: English