Still, the film didn't entirely bore me as my ass didn't start hurting from sitting in the theatre seating which is what typically starts to happen when a film doesn't engage me. I'd probably give this film an 'A" for effort from a first time director and a "C+" for the overall result.
I saw it earlier today, and that was my exact thought as well.
I didn't like the way that the film began at the very end of the story, and then went back to the beginning. Sometimes that can be a useful narrative tool, but I feel that the way it was done with this movie (combined with the trailers and posters already out there), gave me too much information than a viewer should have two minutes into the movie. I knew who would live or die, and what the end results of their project would be… and there weren't really any interesting twists and turns along the way to justify that. It wasn't one of those movies where it's about the journey, not the destination, so it doesn't matter if you know where you're going. And it wasn't one of those movies where they start you two thirds in, then recap, and then you watch the list third not knowing where it's going, it literally begins with images from the end of the story and then doubles back to tell you the story… and I don't think that worked for this film. On one hand, I don't really like blaming trailers for ruining the movie, the movie either works or it doesn't… on the other hand…
All in all, some interesting ideas, some that have been done many times before, nice-looking direction and effects, a good (if underutilized) cast, but a very dull execution.