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SKYLINE (2010 Film)

A 2010 alien invasion film directed by Greg Strause.

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Skyline is a disgrace to human kind and I better be vacuumed by aliens than watch this again.

  • Dec 4, 2010
Rating:
-3


There is no way on earth, a movie could fail in presentation like Skyline does. Originality is not even worth talking about since Independence Day or War of the Worlds are one of the many films this movie tried to copy. What the director did not understood is that you cannot steal ideas, concepts and give orders within the total chaos you have just created. This so-called "science-fiction" movie has no character development, matter of fact, it has no characters at all. The only people in this movie are a bunch of washed-up classic douches, all having annoying personalities thrown together in a total mess just to obtain the incredibly stupid and boring issues that are literally nothing but a waste of time. The subject of alien invasion has been used and re-used many times but they thought a big vacuum-cleaner would change things. Well it didn't since nobody was impressed with those "lego-looking" space-ships. The action is also forgotten in some lonely corner since most of the scenes happen inside a hotel where this impertinent group of people find time to agree and disagree but don't find time to stop for one god damn second and just use their heads. Sense is nonsense and logic is just a lost word in this big sea of stupidity.

Despite the characters not being present in the movie, the actors did not manage to bring anything to life, not even my eyelids. But hey, that was not really a problem for the guys when you have sgt. Angel Batista (from Dexter) there to protect you, right?... And what the hell was with those Rolls Royce and Ferrari and other 15 brands commercials in the movie?... Those scenes looked so average and forced I can't believed I walked out in the first 10 minutes.

Technically-wise, this is another why the suicidal idea bullet-in-the-brain was invented. I understand that this is a low-budget movie, I'm not ignorant, but then again, if you don't have a budget why do you try to be so pretentious and why would you make such a horrid visually movie?... If the story sucks at least make the movie as much beautiful visually as you could make it. I can't even describe how mad I am on Hollywood when they are promoting this crap and directorial anti-talent. This is not art, this is not even commercially good stuff this is just pure crap and another statement of Hollywood's downfall in originality and most important, in self-respect for the last couple of years. Skyline is a disgrace to human kind and I will make sure that when the day comes, I'll choose to be vacuumed by some aliens instead of watching disturbing things like this again.

Storyline/Dialogue: 1,5/10.
Acting: 3,5/10.
Art Direction: 5/10.
Cinematography/Editing: 5/10.
Visual Effects: 6/10.
Score/Soundtrack: 4/10.
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Overall: 3,3

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May 18, 2011
LOL! Your review headline is really making me crack up....
 
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review by . November 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Prepare To be Harvested...Resistance Is Stupid.
Alien invasion movies; gosh, these films are a dime-a-dozen. When I saw the trailer for Strause Brothers’ latest alien invasion flick “SKYLINE“, I admit, I was intrigued. I thought perhaps we are finally going to get a flick that can “go there” when it came to the darkness of such a premise. Well, I wasn’t that impressed with “Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem” but hey, I respected it; the Strause brothers displayed their talent in making a low-budget monster …
review by . January 17, 2011
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      Look at the light and it controls you. The city is under attack by aliens. And it is GROSS! You’ve a replay of the ALIEN except that they now “reside” in the city and swallow up any human in their paths! Slimy king kongs, that’s what they are.        It’s a movie that shows human misplaced trust in the unknown until they are proved otherwise. When under attack, the occupants in an L.A. apartment have only one choice, …
review by . June 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Half a star out of ****     "Skyline" is what a casual movie-going audience would want to see out of an alien invasion flick, although it falls just a little bit short of the average film (of the like). However, with that being said, this means that it's hard to imagine that even the mindless monkeys who munch on this crap daily will be particularly impressed, and that's saying something. However, if you're a real movie-goer who doesn't want explosions and CGI in the place of …
review by . January 03, 2011
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review by . June 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
visually stimulating otherwise a total flop
Its very rare for me to write a negative review usually i only feel its worth my time to review if i liked it and think others will enjoy it to, this however is an exception. After being told by several reliable sources that i would like this movie i watched it, it left me wondering where i go to file a petition to get the wasted time back. This movie stars off confusing and rushed from the start when are leading happy couple make a trip to LA to celebrate the birthday of a friend who has made it …
review by . March 14, 2011
   There is something about films that just suck the life right out of you.  No I do not mean that because I went to an 11pm screening, I mean it literally sucked the life out of me.  The monster child of Colin and Greg Strause takes all that was great about Independence Day, Cloverfield, and District 9 and gives you a crack baby called Skyline.  I'm sure they will make their money many times over since this film was shot on the "measly" budget of $1m, but …
review by . April 19, 2011
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Pros: One or two alien ideas; the movie's trailer.     Cons: Pretty much everything else     The Bottom Line: Let's face it - the trailer for this movie was better than the movie itself. Hey, at least it's only an hour and thirty minutes.     I do give away just a few things, so if you want to go into this movie blind, read someone else's review.    So I just finished watching Skyline.  My reaction?  I just …
review by . November 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
You no longer need a screenplay to make an alien invasion movie. All you need is a special effects studio, a lot of computers, and creature designers that go for all the reliable hallmarks, like flailing tentacles. You also need plenty of death and destruction, and it must all be contained within the borders of a major city - say Los Angeles or New York, because God knows an alien species prefers them to cities like Pittsburg or Chicago or Seattle or Cleveland. Scenes like that serve as a nice counterpoint …
Quick Tip by . November 04, 2010
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This movie appear to promise to be what the dumb film "Independence Day" should/could have been. The trailer promises earth-shattering battles and Greg Strause does know how to shoot battle scenes. It is his lack of stroytelling skills that worries me...I'll have to check this out to judge for myself.      Added: I managed to see it and posted this review. Better as a rental.
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  • Opens November 12, 2010
  • PG-13
    For sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language and brief sexual content
  • Strange lights over Los Angeles herald the arrival of a malevolent alien force that threatens to swallow up all of humanity.
  • Cast: Donald Faison, Eric Balfour, David Zayas, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel
  • Director: Greg Strause
  • Genres: Alien FilmScience Fiction
  • A series of blindingly bright lights appear all over Los Angeles, mesmerizing the citizens of the city while luring them to an uncertain fate in this sci-fi thriller from sibling filmmakers Greg and Colin Strause. As speculation regarding the origin of the mysterious lights runs rampant, a Los Angeles entrepreneur (Donald Faison), his best friend, Jarrod (Eric Balfour), and Jarrod's frightened girlfriend (Scottie Thompson) struggle to resist temptation as they seek out the source of the luminous threat. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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    Director: Greg Strause
    Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    Release Date: November 12, 2010
    MPAA Rating: PG-13
    Runtime: 92 minutes
    Studio: Universal Studios
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