Watched this on DVD tonight for the first time. Having heard about a bad third act, I lowered expectations. I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about - and then the blur-monster showed up. It's not that it didn't make sense "thematically" as some have argued, or that I didn't see it coming, thanks to some ambiguous warnings from people who did catch it in theaters. Rather, it's that I shouldn't have expected anything less from a movie that next to no one talked about at the end of this year.
The movie wasn't exactly 2001 or Solaris up until that point. It was however running fairly well and it just kind of copped out with a monster taking it's cues from Sam Neil at the end of Event Horizon. I guess I'm just so disappointed because it's Danny goddamn Boyle. That, and the fact that this movie looked so gorgeous.
I'll open the floor to everyone else who probably saw this hunk half a year ago.