the alien in this round was a la cloverfield, which you can see the jj abrams spin on it all. what jj does best is draw out the broken family elements onto the emotional stage. it's clear with all his tv series - felicity, alias and lost. daddy issues anyone?
fun notes: joel courtney was born in monterey. yay area pride! also, it was killing me to know where the film was shot. friends, it twas west virginia.