A standard sci-fi genre is alien life forms being brought to earth, by whatever means, and altering our known world, subtly or radically. Here it’s six years after a probe with “samples” crashed on earth and mankind is struggling with containment. A huge quarantine zone is set up in Mexico/Central America.
A young photo-journalist is tasked (much to his chagrin) to accompany the daughter of a media mogul out of danger. They just get into more. And fall in love. The thing from outer space looks like a giant squid that hovers and flies through the air. Hokey. But the journey to safety is tension filled and has moments of reflection. I didn’t think much of the actor (Scoot McNairy) playing the photojournalist. His love interest (Whitney Able) was slightly more accomplished.
There is a great scene as the couple comes upon the border with the United States. The camera captures this massive fortress-like wall. Is it to keep the aliens (substitute foreigners) out or the citizens in?