It managed to scrape onto the Sci/Fi schedules the other night.
Viewed as a film.
No, I would not rate it highly.
Too little story to back up all the differing characters. Or too many sub-plots started but not touched. Take your pick.
As a pilot into a highly original TV series.
Yes, it would be a very good start. Certainly better than say Dinotopia or Lost World.
IMDB entry http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114926/