There are few movies that I’ve seen that get the WTF worse movie I’ve ever seen response from me and Skyline is one of them! I can’t think of too many other ways that would be a worse expenditure of an hour and a half of my life.
You may not have heard of the movie and I wouldn’t be surprised And if you haven’t heard of this movie count yourself among the fortunate. — it’s another film about an alien invasion where massive ships descend upon Los Angeles using light to attract then swallow human beings. More to the point it’s pretty much just a wanna be rip off of Will Smith’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.
Skyline is makes use of of the creativity behind special effects company the Brothers Strause created, Hydraulx, as well as their unrestricted-by-studio directorial talents, having made their first major feature with AVPR: Aliens vs Predator — Requiem. They also had a hand in such movies as Iron Man 2, Avatar, Fast & Furious, 2012, The Incredible Hulk and that’s just to name a few. Their pet project, Skyline shows you yet another example of what they’re capable of, even without large amounts of money.
Visually the film is awesome I’ll give it that. But visuals without any substance is like sleeping with a gorgeous woman who just lays there! Great to look at but not very fulfilling! Skyline is written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O’Donnell and stars Donald Faison, Eric Balfour, David Zayas, Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel, a cast the Brothers Strause were able to assemble without the typical casting issues studios face in trying to market characters internationally.
I think this movie would have been MUCH MUCH better had there been some gratuitous nudity of the female cast, and maybe an intense sex scene or two, at least that might have made watching this film just a little less painful.