This movie was pretty much like E.T. Except it had humanoid kids instead of an old strange-looking alien, and adults as main characters instead of a bunch of kids, and much heavier weaponry, specialier special effects and a whole lot of chasing! Switching the roles for who's alien or not in the main character duo (x2) has an interesting effect, and the cultural clashes and alien wisdom the visitors possess bode for plenty of entertaining situations. It feels like a modern, intensified, humanized remake, where there's always something going on and it usually looks much better. Plus, it has The Rock. That's a definite plus.
The actors are great, the special effects realistic, the driving gritty and fast, and though there is a slight gap in emotional moments compared to ET, it has enough to leave you satisfied. Good watch.
rated 3/5: not bad