This is now my number one favorite movie by a long shot. I plan on seeing it at least two more times in the theatre.
It's great sci-fi. The aliens speak in an alien language (subtitled), there's zero-g in space, and unbreathable atmosphere for the humans (they have to wear oxygen mask things). The CGI is utterly convincing.
The story is completely moving, engaging, and if you don't sympathize with the heroes and hate the villains, then you have a rock for a heart. But it's not contrived or forced. It all makes sense.
There are some political environmental type statements in there. And I usually don't like to be browbeat about it. But I found it to be subtle enough that it didn't get in the way of a great story.
Be sure to take a leak just before, though, because it's 2:40 mins.
And bring a cushion because otherwise your butt is going to have a crease in it from sitting on the edge of your seat.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 5:33 PM