[EDIT] TheMurph beat me to it - I think we're basically describing the same sequence. Might be worth considering that two different people, unfamiliar with the material, came to the same conclusion about how it would work better.
I'd cut the shots with the trees and the grass.
Use a wider forest shot.
Then let some beam move down from the ship in the first shot in the sky.
Make it taper a bit.
In the forest shot the wider beam reaches the floor: the people appear.
Would make a lot more sense (at least to me).
The last scene has the desired effects now. They start out floating because they are floating until their atoms fully come together.
As the beam drops down from the ship and the energy grows out of the screen, I move into a close-up with the background to make the background look more their size.
Also, a spaceship like this can cover thousands of kilometers a second, so the terrain can change fast. I am showing more of the planet with the extra shots as the cyborgs are searching for the humans that the silver demon hunters kidnapped.
I'm actually not asking you to provide some backstory explanation for why it is the way it is - because the audience doesn't necessarily know that backstory - I'm trying to explain what's going through your audience's mind when they see it.
Okay, the first scene is the spaceship entering the planet's atmosphere.
We don't see that either.The second scene, it is flying over land masses en route to where the cyborgs are detecting the human soldiers from their home world who are wearing lojacks to be tracked by the cyborgs.
This is just a sequence of shots from the film. It's not the film. I picked this sequence because it is one of the weakest I'm trying to fix up as best as possible.
We can re-shoot the ship because the prop master still has it and we stay in contact. I have a new DP who shot pickup footage for the film in 2012. He's still with us too. He also has his own greenscreen room in his apartment. He also has the same camera as the previous DP.
However, I already explain one of the actresses who was in the shot was let go. So, we cannot re-shoot the actors in that scene because one of them had extreme tardiness issues.
I think the best way to fix the ship racing past land masses is to make the land mass move and and some motion blur effects.