I agree with most of your observations, and you are still too kind on the rating. (I give it 1 out of 5 stars for cinematography and some effects). The first 10 minutes of the movie was beautiful and interesting. But after that I found myself so insulted by the idiots on that ship that I was rooting for both the android and the alien! Most treated the android with disdain, superiority, and contempt. (Notice the android outlived them all.) Humans that stupid should be banded from both breeding and space travel. The guy mapping the dome/alien structure with high-tech gadgets (cool effect) gets lost (???), all rush out of the ship and into the creepiest part of the structure, no security, prep, or intelligent thought on any level; The three minute major (self) surgery and then right back to work was comical...PLEASE! The surgery machine reminded me of one of those boardwalk/amusement park plush-toy boxes with the 3-pronged crane inside. Almost all of the plot lines and props were identical to the original (which was fabulous), and I had absolutely no concern or emotional connection to any of the characters. The whole things was weak and rushed. I think Scott just wants to insult his audience and set up his next project for some retirement cash. This was a teen summer-slasher movie that was so shallow and poorly constructed, I was like rooting for the next idiot to wander into the basement because you know they deserved to get beheaded in some graphic way. At least movies like that can be fun and camp. Perhaps his message was that humans are sooooo stupid, the "engineers" turned on Earth so they could eradicate their mistake of (perhaps) massive self absorbed inbreeding. GO ALIENS!!!!!! Don't waist your money even for the matinee price. (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) e.