So, the other reviews are right. The direction is bad. The acting is wooden. The dialog needed work. The lighting isn't subtle. Interior SCI Fi sets don't match exteriors. Settings and scenes and plot aren't logical. The music is meh. Makeup artists were possibly non- existent. New York City mostly looks like someplace in California (or maybe Florida).
But you kind of expect that. I mean, it's a knock-off, low budget, Fi-Sci interpretation of somebody else's idea. What's amazing is picking out things that they did BETTER than Hollywood. Like the headsets the guys on the oil rig are wearing. Although for movie shooting, the lady's mic should have been lower, it was a smart way for them to get along without boom mic operators AND it's something real people would need to wear. The conference between the admiral and the others after the oil rig disappears? That could really happen, and if it did, it would happen with iPads on a desk instead of stupid holographic displays. (Although who buys magenta light bulbs for their office, you must tell me!) And by putting two women in their really-way-too-big submarine interior, they passed Bechdel in the first set of scenes, without really even trying. The cast looks like a group of real people rather than modeling school rejects, and the effects were MUCH better than I had any reason to expect.
Don't expect too much, look for the craft, and mentally write teleport platforms just offscreen in about half the scenes, and you should have no trouble enjoying this.
Review by sinspired from the Internet Movie Database.