Skyline Movie Review

This is a review of the movie Skyline.

I am an eternal optimist always seeing what can be in a positive light. For instance, I know I am going to be one of the zombie apocalypse survivors. Seriously. I’ll be one of the uninfected picking off the undead. My movie viewing is the same way in that I root for the underdog and see the best possible scenario for those involve. Skyline jolted that sense of positiveness out of my head and opened my eyes.

Skyline tells the story of two life long friends, Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and Terry (Donald Faison), who meet up in LA to celebrate Terry’s birthday. Jarrod’s girlfriend joins him on the trip and is shocked to see Terry acting like Jarrod is moving to LA from New York. I was going to explain more about this dynamic, but really, it doesn’t matter.

Night falls and with it blue tear drop of light fall from the sky. Aliens. These aren’t ET friendly aliens, but aliens focused on invasion and destruction. One of Terry’s other guests is sucked out of the window by an ominous blue light. Jarrod falls prey to the blue light and is about to be sucked away, but Terry tackles him to disrupt the light’s effect. It quickly becomes clear the aliens are looking to take as many humans as possible.

The rest of the movie deals with this group of people dealing with and fighting off the aliens.

What I liked about the movie Skyline

Special Effects – For a smaller studio the effects are fantastic. It just isn’t the aliens that shine, but the damage they cause. As they storm through high rise condo towers you really think the damage is occurring.

David Zayas – Playing the building manager, his time to shine starts about halfway through the movie and he makes an, um, impact.

Arguments – The survivors argue among themselves just like you would expect. The arguments are punctuated by Faison’s surprise drive.

Skyline Movie Review PhotoOutcome – I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but it doesn’t turn out like you’d expect. Skyline turns all cliches around and presents you with the stark reality.

What I didn’t like about the movie Skyline

Specific ending – I know, it looks weird I liked the outcome, but don’t like the ending. It is gross and creepy.

Skyline was almost universally panned by critics, but they missed the unique take on the alien invasion genre and the dynamite special effects. Skyline is a movie you’ll enjoy watching for entertainment.

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