This film was based on a short story, and from the mess they made of this film, they should have left it as a good short story or make it a TV episode of the Twilight Zone. It takes the ingenious plot idea of an intriguing moral test and its implications on one's conscience, and rather than keep the story on this theme, they veer off into some kind of esoteric alien neo-spiritual nonsense. This film is all over the map, and as a consequence the viewer has no idea what he is watching. One moment it looks like the Invasion of the Body Snatchers; then a supernatural film involving religious ideas of eternal hell or salvation; possibly a drama about physical deformity; and finally a movie about omnipotent aliens as gods who will judge and determine humanities fate, even though these same aliens come off as rather petty and sadistic.
Viewing this film I couldn't help but feel the director and writer didn't know what to do with this film, and did a simple cop out by trying deliberately to be esoteric and incomprehensible to hide the fact that there was no substance to the plot of this movie. The film begins with promise, as it lays the foundation of the moral test and it introduces its characters, but the final two thirds of this movie is a boring disaster of nonsense as the film loses its plot bearing and identity.
I was very disappointed with this film.