A fairly loose retelling of the old classic, and proof of why the original is a classic and subsequent retelling are forgotten about.
The movie has its issues, some hectic editing and busy plot. This is supposed to be Moby-dick in space, which is not a bad idea and opens the door into some interesting possible reinterpretations. The movie fails at this because of its lack of focus, at times it feels like in the movie the captain has no real motivations. The obsession, the need for vengeance, I just did not feel it. Yeah, they gave the characters their own sob story as a motivator, but none of them seemed all that motivated. Not until the ending than, it's like, "oh yeah I have this thing I care about".
A major aspect they totally dropped the ball was in Moby-dick how the captain's obsession infected his crew to that one single driving force, kill Moby-dick! Here we have just a bunch of dysfunctional idiots bouncing around inside a spaceship.
The actors were not able to give much depth to their characters. Captain and brother very 2D, space cop she was the typical 1D strong female protagonist/antagonist, everyone else was as shallow as a sidewalk rain puddle.
[This right here is why most current day remakes don't do well. It is because those remaking them do not understand what made the original so great and why people loved them.]
The movie's effects were good enough, and the acting and direction was serviceable enough to tell the story. I was able to get to the end with hating it for wasting my time, it was reasonably entertaining for a movie included with prime, so catch if you have time to kill and want something sifi.
Just don't pay to see this movie.....