Yes the edge was lost, but I don’t mind admitting that it was quite sometime before I’d noticed the documentary style had been given over to standard action. To me the transition was seamless, as was the main character’s metamorphosis from clown to hero.
There were definitely two distinct parts to this film, as if the cameraman filming the documentary had runaway when the action began. If you think about it, how could the film go on if he had, a sign that a lot more thought had gone into the film than you take at face value.
And who doesn’t like a good explosion, weren’t the alien weapons fantastic?
Overall a very clever film, just begging for a sequel. And how cute was the baby alien!