It simplifies Winston Churchill’s legacy for the dubious purposes of narrative momentum and emotional lift.
Criminal’s absence of style, the lack of relish the filmmakers take in the material’s inherent ludicrousness, is a failure of conviction.
The literalizing of Ivan Locke’s hidden self and his inability to master it ultimately exposes the film as the squarest kind of theater: drama therapy.
As “The Impossible Planet” drew to a close and “The Satan Pit” begins, two deaths occur: A pair of redshirts take it for the team.
Structurally and dramatically the two-parter occupies the same space as “The Empty Child” two-parter did last season.
Unless David Fincher ever decides to talk about Alien³, this 9-disc set is pretty definitive. Alien fans should buy it immediately.