Thursday 23 December 2010

Film: Skyline

A group of twenty-something friends awake from a night of partying to a blinding light from outside. When you look at the light you fall under it's spell and are soon on your way to a gruesome demise.
Yes, it's Alien invasion time again as the source of the light is revealed as either the creatures themselves or their Mother Ship.
This film plays kinda like a slasher movie as the cast are bumped off one by one with the Aliens taking the place of Jason/Freddie/Michael.
It starts off good fun and kicks up a gear when David Zayas (Dexter, The Expendables) appears but it's all downhill from there as it becomes rather silly with it's attempts to take a leaf out of District 9's book.
The cool effects and nifty Aliens can't make up for a shoddy story but if you switch off your brain it's just about passable.
Ric's Rating: 52%


  1. When it hits NetFlix, I'll remember to leave my brain at the door.

  2. You might enjoy it Alex, it isn't the worst film ever it's just all been done much better before.

  3. Thanks for the heads up, Ric! The trailer makes it look pretty cool. I'll wait for it to hit HBO. Sounds like it won't be a long wait!

    Have a great Christmas!

  4. Hi Tom, Happy Christmas !
    The Aliens are really cool. I liked that they didn't look human at all, unfortunately it's all style and not much substance.


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