The movie has a hard SF feel to it. Like I said, it reminded me of Solaris and 2010 A Space Odyssey. The director seems to be enamored of majestic spaceship shots. He does create an eerie feel with long empty corridors and echoing voices. It is a gripping watch by otherwise a time pass movie at best. I think the only reason the director got away with it was because of a very tight script.