The thing that didn’t hang together was that it was meant to be an expensive corporate mission – for which you’d think a corporation would have invested wisely in recruitment. As opposed to a ragtag self-assembled crew who you might forgive their flaws and infighting, and be behind them a little more in their fight to protect this expression of humanity (as with the crew in Alien).
But maybe it was all a clever analogy – that even with a trillion dollars behind a project it is still victim to the same potential failings as an low budget indie flick. Something the film proved conclusively. 🙂