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SKYLINE (2010 Film)

A 2010 alien invasion film directed by Greg Strause.

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visually stimulating otherwise a total flop

  • Jun 6, 2011
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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 in the rap game. Then we are hit with many things at once, a cheating boyfriend, an unexpected pregnancy, an unforseen move/career change....and oh ye the minor problem of alien invasion (or atleast you are left guessing that they are aliens, it is never brought up much less explained). The aliens themseleves kind of made me think that mabie the makers of The Matrix, and Resident evil series got lost on their way to work and landed on the Skyline set. They look like the "machines" of the Matrix bred with the "lickers" from Resident Evil, and mabie throw a little bit of whatever those things where that guarded the temple in Tomb Raider the Cradle of Life and there you have the Skyline aliens. The alien ships also look a little to much like the one above the white house in Independance day (the whole blue light thing was just to much for me) The plot totally looses its footing after the arrival of the aliens, there is a botched escape attempt, some death, some talk of more escape that never goes anywhere, oh yeah and then some more death. From what i gather the aliens came to LA to harvest human brains/spinal cords to be used as someting like a battery to power their species (hmmmm ive seen this concept before...oh yes thats right The Matrix!) These aliens also apparently have no real weakness they cannot be chopped up, blown up, shot down, or hit with a nuclear warhead. So in yet another dead end attempt to escape the happy couple (who are seemingly the only people still alive in LA) manage to get themselves captured after battling an alien that looks way to much like uhh a female body part (thanx woopak im glad im not the only one who thought that was a little weird) and are off to the mother ship to be harvested. It looks like the nightmare is finally over when the boyfriends brain is transfered into a Licker looking thing but no he manages to retain his humanity just in time to rush in and save his girlfriend from having an alien induced abortion.....dumb. i would like to add that even though i totally feel this movie earned the negative raiting i gave it the CGI was excellent and was very realistic. still though neg 1 stars and i would recommend this to NO ONE!
visually stimulating otherwise a total flop

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June 07, 2011
Hi, Meghan....finally you found your review and posted it LOL!! You know this was one of those movies that after I finished I had to watch another movie just so I could feel that I enjoyed my time in the theaters. Heheh thanks for the shout up, Meghan!!
June 07, 2011
Yea i finally got to a real computer in the IT room on base and rescued it just for you lol
 
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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
Nowhere to run!
      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
posted in Movie Hype
   Being one of those conspiracy guys who likes to look up at the night sky and wonder when the hell we're going to have an alien invasion, or at least be paid a visit, (we've been around for quite a while now, where's the planet warming present?) so this type of film would usually be right up my street. Naturally, the concept of a film crossing Independence Day with Cloverfield would be a good one, as we frequently get alien invasion films set on a larger scale, so the impact …
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
posted in Movie Hype
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 …
review by . December 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      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 …
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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