An Amazon Prime original starring Chris Pratt is long on excitement & short on logic as we delve into a yarn where in our present day world, soldiers from 30 years in the future appear at a televised soccer event pleading for their help in a future war where humans have been decimated by creatures (from God's knows where). In quick fashion Pratt, currently a high school science teacher but w/a military past, is indoctrinated to fight (along w/other civilians who do not have any service history but fit a certain criteria to journey to the future) where they're transported to a devastated landscape where their goal is to recover vials of blue serum from a research lab. Once reaching the facility, the creatures (looking like albino cousins of the ones seen in A Quiet Place) lay in wait which when finally roused decimate the squad to single digits w/Pratt reaching a safe zone (a series of offsite drilling platforms surrounded by giant walls). Along the way, Pratt meets the older version of his daughter, played The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski, a commander on the base & following in her dad's footsteps, a research scientist. The goal is to synthesize a virus from the recovered serum to infect the queen (since all the males are engineered to protect her) & hopefully turn the tide of the war. Skipping over the fact the creatures are showing signs of intelligence (which goes over the characters' heads), the creatures mount a decisive attack on the base as Pratt zaps back to the past w/a successful virus setting up a last siege where a small group of soldiers, including Pratt's estranged dad, played by Oscar winner J. K. Simmons, mount an attack on the creatures' dormant lair. Taking elements from Starship Troopers, World War Z & the more successfully mounted Edge of Tomorrow, the film works as a piece of mindless spectacle (a neat butt clencher sees the future zap, which they're assured is safe, stranding falling troops in midair as they arrive in the future) w/a lot of questions (how was the time travel tech developed?) left on the floor maybe to be answered in a another installment (since a sequel has been green-lit already) w/the actors given momentary slivers to gel any character traits the audience may glom sympathies upon. Also starring Mary Lynn Rajskub (from TV's 24) as one of the recruits, Seychelle Gabriel (from The Spirit) as a future soldier & Betty Gilpin (so good in The Hunt, wasted here frankly) as Pratt's wife.