So i watched this again last night, I hadn't seen it since 2001 in the theatre while i was living in whistler at the time. I hated it then. This time around, pretty much the only element i really disliked was Haley Joel Osment, he just grates my nerves in almost every scene. chris rock cameo is probably my 2nd least fav thing about it. with that said, the movie was a better watch then it was in 2001, like sure the ending still sucks but i really appreciated the aliens and the minimal style of their spaceship. i loved how it tracks through the ice age landscape this time around. it very much reminded me of the x-wing fight in starwars, long narrow tunnels. it really isn't flashy either. that whole tracking the pod-ship sequence was very kubrick-esque, down to the soundtrack. it goes to show you can use CG, not make it hand held, and still deliver something that looks stark and real. what follows that very cool tracking shot is utterly contrived though, and hope to hell kubrick had nothing to do with it.