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Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Starring: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison and Scottie Thompson

Skyline(2010)

What’s It About?
Alien invasion in Los Angelos!


What We Thought:
Jess: Going into Skyline I was expecting nothing more than a fun thrill ride, nothing spectacular, but a decent popcorn flick. What I received was not very fun or thrilling. The dialogue of the movie seems completely unnatural, which is definitely not improved by the mediocre acting, and it was hard not to laugh at some of the lines. The characters’ development was really awkward and it was hard to become attached to them before they started getting killed off. The plot is so basic that despite all of the alien attacks, there really isn’t that much happening. Most of the movie is spent watching the cast hide or running around in circles. The one redeeming quality is that the special effects are really well done and the alien creatures are pretty cool looking. In a way this movie reminds me a lot of how I felt about Avatar: cool effects with a script that must have been an afterthought.
Lindsay: Skyline features some fantastic effects and absolutely nothing else It’s the type of movie you don’t expect a whole lot from buy at least some competent acting a suspenseful plot. It’s basically like the director just want to showcase what effects they could pull off but didn’t bother to even try making any scenes in between believable.


Rob: Definitely, Skyline’s strong suit is the effects. The movie looks good and has a lot to offer visually. Past that though, there isn’t too much else going on. The story starts out with a few promising avenues, but the ending (although it was kinda unexpected) was too sappy and too late for me to really feel like I should invest in it.The acting and the writing was also a little lackluster but I guess this is caused by a lack of budget. The story had a good base and the producers had more to work with it probably could have been much more enjoyable. The actors weren’t necessarily bad, and I’m not sure if it was due to lack of direction, but again nothing really stands out.

Overall, if the movie had the money to be properly developed then I could see myself rating this movie higher.



Rating Scores:

FTS SCORE:

46%
40-60% = 
Average movie. Contained some flaws but wasn’t unwatchable. Couldn’t get into the movie but wasn’t offended.

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