The only – and I mean only – saving grace of this movie are the stunningly beautiful visuals: they are at times almost breath-taking. Even the good acting of some cast members can't save the utterly hopeless script. The movie is mostly based on the comic “Ambassador of the Shadows”, and it manages to take all the bad ideas, and ditch all the good ones: a SciFi story with an independent female lead character who saves the day- The movie turns her into your run-of-the-mill damsel in distress for more than half the time. The dark-skinned alien race at the centre of the plot- White-washed without mercy. And they even managed to cram in a boat-load of female objectification where the source material's only misstep in this respect are the high-heeled thigh-high boots of the main protagonist. What a terrible disappointment, crowned in it's failures by the beyond-wooden performance of the male lead. Unless you really want to see pretty images at the price of terrible dialog, enormous plot-holes, and disgustingly outdated stereotypical misrepresentations, please look elsewhere.