Longtime visual-effects specialists turned directors Colin and Greg Strause present yet another familiar alien invasion that owes huge debts to 'Independence Day,' 'Signs' and, to a lesser extent, the found-footage feel of 'Cloverfield.' But once all these elements get shoved into the juicer, all of the good pulpy elements gets ground out of it, leaving us with a decidedly flavorless strain. Grade: D-.
I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson (Debbie Allen), but your son Leo (Donald Faison) is a no-good weed-smoking punk. He hangs out with his boy Eric (Mos Def), who has conned you into believing he is a model employee for the delivery company you’ve got these overgrown boys working for, when he’s just exploiting the situation to rob and steal his way into a ghetto fabulous life. Grade: B.