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    Posted: July 26 2011 at 12:17pm
I just saw it.

You know how you ask a little kid "What do you think would be a good idea for a movie?",and the they say one,and you say "But that's been done before"?That's how basic the plot is.And it's not like INDEPENDENCE DAY.They do copy the design of the UFO's(except they glow blue instead of orange)and it's fight against the army jets,and also a few times where they play patriotic music because they think they won.Is mostly WAR OF THE WORLDS.The characters just hide the whole movie and get attacked by the octopus-looking aliens* every couple of minutes.It also has signs of trying to be like a teen slasher flick(keep in mind these sometimes have college students,and the characters here could be in their early '20s).

Although the beginning introduces us to the characters,it's not enough to know who they really are.Not to mention that it was pointless because the characters weren't developed.

The effects are good enough to prevent this from being among the worst of the year,but that doesn't mean it's good.The dialogue is cheesy and the performances are bad.

Why couldn't they end it when JARROD & ELAINE are sent to the ship while their kissing?All they had to do was show the entire city/country/planet being invaded with a Michael Bay montage(they use one in the movie already)?It would've been tragic and honest,but everything that happens afterwards is unnecessary.Most people think it was a set-up for a sequel.For me,it was a set-up for a saga(at least 4 movies!).

I give it 3/10.

*Why do all movie aliens lately look like that?!
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Originally posted by TheMovieCritic

This movie makes Independence Day look like a masterpiece compared to this terrible film and thats saying something.

Yeah, when you can make the tissue paper thin plot and characters of "ID4" looks good, wow, you did something seriously wrong!
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This movie makes Independence Day look like a masterpiece compared to this terrible film and thats saying something.
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Originally posted by cvcjr13

So, the effects were "nice", but they were very dated.

I'm a little more amazed that the movie was greenlit in the first place, rather than the fact it only cost $10 million to make. I mean, it was written by a bunch of guys who ONLY past experience in movies were in SFX and CGI!
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Originally posted by Razziedent Evil

Saw this last week. This should SWEEP! Haven't watched a movie this bad in a long time. I mean seriously, it's like they were thinking "which lines will sound the worst on screen?" when writing the script. Yeah the effects were nice and all but the rest? Dear lord...
 
Actually, I talked with a game programmer after we watched the movie, and mentioned that it only cost $10 million.  His response was, "It showed."
 
So, the effects were "nice", but they were very dated.
 
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Originally posted by Razziedent Evil

Saw this last week. This should SWEEP! Haven't watched a movie this bad in a long time. I mean seriously, it's like they were thinking "which lines will sound the worst on screen?" when writing the script. Yeah the effects were nice and all but the rest? Dear lord...

When critics are saying your movie makes Saturday Night Sy-Fy Channel TV movies or movies from the "mockbuster" studio The Asylum look good by comparison, you have a BIG problem!
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Saw this last week. This should SWEEP! Haven't watched a movie this bad in a long time. I mean seriously, it's like they were thinking "which lines will sound the worst on screen?" when writing the script. Yeah the effects were nice and all but the rest? Dear lord...
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Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

LOL Kmart shopper hypno beam! LOL
 
I. . . MUST. . . BUY. . . SPECIAL. . . I. . . MUST. . . BUY. . . SPECIAL. . . I'LL. . . GIVE. . . MY. . . LEFT. . . BRAIN. . . FOR. . . IT. . . Nuke   Nuke   Nuke   Nuke   Nuke   Nuke   Nuke
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LOL Kmart shopper hypno beam! LOL
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You've seen supporting actress Brittany Daniels before.  She was in White Chicks and Little Man, playing a very dumb blond white woman.  She's still playing that role in this movie.
 
You may have seen supporting actor David Zayas before.  He played General Garza in The Expendables.
 
You may think you have seen lead actor Eric Balfour before, but no, you haven't, unless you're an avid fan of 24.
 
And you know you haven't seen lead actress Scottie Thompson before, and yes, Scottie is a she.
 
These actors, along with supporting actor Donald Faison and a number of others, find themselves trapped into reciting some of the worst dialog I have witnessed outside of a movie made for the SyFy channel.  The fact that this movie cost $10 million to make and shows it doesn't even come close to being as bad as the mind-numbingly bland dialog. 
 
Mind you, this doesn't excuse Balfour for confusing a difficult bowel movement with showing absolute fear and bewilderment.  Of course, he isn't the first male actor to make this mistake, but you'd think the word would have gotten around by now. . . .
 
I know, I usually start my reviews with the good things in this movie.  Okay, here they are.  Scottie Thompson performed surprisingly well considering the crappy dialog she was handed.  And the scene you see in the trailer where the alien machine smashes the car going out of the garage was pretty cool. 
 
That's it.
 
SPOILER
And I have no problem spoiling what's already spoiled.
 
Probably the only thing that's worse about this movie than the unimaginative dialog and the hokey special effects and production is that Balfour's Jarrod and Thompson's Elaine survive.  That is, if you can follow the little figurines (or are they drawings?) at the end of the movie, and see the alien who took Jarrod's brain and is now possessed by Jarrod carrying Elaine off to. . . where?  They're on an alien craft way on up in the sky.  Going back to the production, it comes to mind that the models behind the end credits were used because they ran out of money.  Why else would they forgo what would have been the best fight scene in the movie?
 
And, oh yes, Balfour's character's name is Jarrod.  That alien who took his brain should feel special.  He received the best.  His brain came from Jarrod's. . . .
 
So, back to the top.  Earth's humans are being harvested by alien spacecraft and machines using a blue light that makes you feel great and strong just before it sucks you up into the spacecraft.  Jarrod got way more than just a little taste of the blue light special, but before he started waltzing down that Kmart aisle to donate his brain to his favorite alien, he was tackled down by Faison's Terry.  This meant that Balfour had to endure the rest of the script.  And Terry was supposed to be Jarrod's friend. . . .
 
The exposure effected Jarrod, to where he is changing into something other than human.  Elaine is exposed later on, too.  However, either she didn't stare at the blue cooker long enough, or else that few-months-old kicker in her tummy took away all of mommy's baby blues. . . .
 
Everyone is expendable, and expended they are, and as a member of the audience, you can't wait for them to be expended.  When Zayas' hotel manager-cum-survivalist says that "this" can't go on forever, my response is, "I sure hope not!"  You'll hope not only is the Earth vanquished and all humanity has their brains popped in and out of aliens like alkaline batteries, but you'll alos hope a black hole opens up and sucks up all the aliens, too.  Skyline is that painfully bad.
 
Skyline is also often slow-paced and dreary.  For a supposed action movie, there were many times I'd actually laugh at how much nothing I was watching.  On top of the slow pacing,  they really didn't give us any likable characters, except Elaine maybe.  Why should we care about any of them?  I mean, they do dumb things like keep looking out windows when they know one look at the blue light makes them Kmart shoppers.  They keep going outside when they know the aliens will nab them, which isn't half as bad as watching them go round and round and up and down the 20 story hotel over and over.
 
Oh, and for HeadRAZZ, I must mention that the movie has a flashback right after the opening sequence.  It only has one, though.
 
Razzie suggestions:  Worst Picture, Worst Director (Greg & Colin Strause, a.k.a. "the Strause brothers" - special effects men who are responsible for Alien vs. Predator: The Requiem), Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor (Eric Balfour), Worst Supporting Actress (Brittany Daniel), Worst Supporting Actor (David Zayas), Worst Ensemble, Worst Couple - Eric Balfour's brain and his new alien body
 
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Originally posted by cvcjr13

Hey, at one time, most people thought the world was flat, too, but it's still round.  Look to the facts, not just to what people may think or feel.
 
Besides, TCSM, Halloween and Friday the 13th were extremely successful and are hardly unknown, even for those who weren't even born when they came out who haven't saw them yet.
 
If I had to pick between the three to suggest one, I'd pick Halloween, hands down.  Carpenter perfected jump scares with that one, and it's a lot better than Rob Zombie's remake.
Okay, man, I get! "Alien" wasn't the first to use that theme! I'm just saying, from MY personal experience, it seems "Alien" is the first movie people think of when that theme is mentioned, even if it wasn't the first to use it. Mind you, I'm also saying "monster". If I were to say "serial killer", "TCSM" or "Halloween" would probably be the first to named instead.
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Hey, at one time, most people thought the world was flat, too, but it's still round.  Look to the facts, not just to what people may think or feel.
 
Besides, TCSM, Halloween and Friday the 13th were extremely successful and are hardly unknown, even for those who weren't even born when they came out who haven't saw them yet.
 
If I had to pick between the three to suggest one, I'd pick Halloween, hands down.  Carpenter perfected jump scares with that one, and it's a lot better than Rob Zombie's remake.
 
 
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Well, 1. Half of those horror movies, I haven't seen or didn't knwo they started in the 70s. 2. "Alien", for some reason, is the first movie that jumps into people's minds whenever someone mentions "monster killing people off one by one". Granted, it wasn't the first movie to do that theme, but it seems to be the one that sticks with people the most. 
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Originally posted by cvcjr13

But now you're changing the argument.
 
Face it, TCSM was the first, and it was wildly successful.
 
Halloween was a John Carpenter film.  I wouldn't classify John Carpenter films as lucky indie projects.  And it spawned several sequels.
 
Friday the 13th spawned even more sequels, most of which were successful (no, Friday the 13th VII: Jason Takes Manhattan was not one of the successful ones) and it was a Paramount production, not an indie production.
 
I will allow you this: of all of them Alien was the better film, and its first sequel, Aliens, was even better.
 
But don't go saying Alien started it all, or that it was the only successful one, or that it was the source of all these monsters-kill-everyone-one-by-one movies.  Alien picked up on a well-established theme and did it well.
Well, 1. Half of those horror movies, I haven't seen or didn't knwo they started in the 70s. 2. "Alien", for some reason, is the first movie that jumps into people's minds whenever someone mentions "monster killing people off one by one". Granted, it wasn't the first movie to do that theme, but it seems to be the one that sticks with people the most. 
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Originally posted by cvcjr13

Maybe you'd better change that viewpoint to fit the facts. 
 
After Texas Chain Saw Massacre came out, we suddenly had Black Christmas (1974), then Halloween (1978), and Friday the 13th (1980) owed more to TCSM than Alien.  It was a successful formula starting with TCSM
 
They were so successful (with the sole exception of BC (but that apparently became a cult favorite) that they all had terrible remakes over the past eight years (including BC).  That leaves Alien the only one that was both successful and, so far, unscathed.
But I look at "Alien" as THEE most successful of all those movies, since it was a studio movie that then spawned into other mediums like video games and comics, and those other movies were just indie flicks that got lucky. And I didn't mean just inspiring horror movies, but sci-fi movies as well, like "Pitch Black". "Halloween" I give credit to all the cliches of the purist person lives in the end while all the teens who have sex, drink alcohol and do drugs get killed off and that the murder has to have a certain look and weapon of choice. However, "Alien" is far from unscathed. The third and fourth movies sucked, as did the "Alien vs. Predator" movies, and there's been rumors of a remake in the works.
 
But now you're changing the argument.
 
Face it, TCSM was the first, and it was wildly successful.
 
Halloween was a John Carpenter film.  I wouldn't classify John Carpenter films as lucky indie projects.  And it spawned several sequels.
 
Friday the 13th spawned even more sequels, most of which were successful (no, Friday the 13th VII: Jason Takes Manhattan was not one of the successful ones) and it was a Paramount production, not an indie production.
 
I will allow you this: of all of them Alien was the better film, and its first sequel, Aliens, was even better.
 
But don't go saying Alien started it all, or that it was the only successful one, or that it was the source of all these monsters-kill-everyone-one-by-one movies.  Alien picked up on a well-established theme and did it well.
 
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A remake in the works? Forget prequels and sequels, if Hollywood can only catch our attention by announcing remakes and rip-offs, I'd say they're incurable.
I would just like it for them to leave their best movies alone. Stop milking them once they go wrong. Stop remaking, rebooting, whatever. Once the series is no longer successful, end it!
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A remake in the works? Forget prequels and sequels, if Hollywood can only catch our attention by announcing remakes and rip-offs, I'd say they're incurable.
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