Excerpt: "It was supposed to be a simple birthday weekend in Southern California. But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source, a group of friends watch in terror as people across the city are drawn outside and swept into massive alien ships that have blotted out the L.A. skyline. From tankers to drones and hydra-like extraterrestrials, the aliens are inescapable and seemingly indestructible.
Excerpt: One of Skyline’s many extravagant effects sequences has our luxury apartment occupants running from an alien being, a creature with some tremendous girth and sticky tongues. They run about, dodging and avoiding like all good Hollywood characters do, and barely escape indoors… where nothing happens. Here is this massive creature, tearing away chunks of this complex, and once inside, everything goes quiet.
Excerpt: The Film The Brothers Strause are a special effects dynamic duo. You've probably seen their work in music videos, commercials, and a little movie called Titanic . With all of that experience, you'd expect Skyline to be an explosion for your eyeballs. Instead, it's more like a lobotomy for your brain. Skyline is the cheesy alien disaster film du jour. In fact, calling it that is an insult to cheesy alien disaster films.
Conclusion: I had heard Skyline was a bad movie but I thought that, as a girl who loves some really bad movies, I might see something in it that others didn’t. Sometimes I enjoy seeing a bunch of bad stuff happen to good people for no reason and I love a good afternoon of sc-fi death and destruction. In this case, I feel like it was as bad as everyone warned, and worse than I expected.
Conclusion: Boy is 'Skyline' bad. When people who saw it in the theaters told me it was bad, I didn't want to believe it could be that bad. It had to have some redeeming qualities right? Wrong. From beginning to end The Brothers Strause (I really hate that moniker) fashion an alien invasion tale that is boring, laughable, and completely incoherent. This movie is ripe RiffTrax fodder, that's for sure. Personally I was surprised by the hazy look of this one.
Excerpt: In the sci-fi thriller "Skyline", strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Excerpt: Alien invasion movies don't need an excessive amount of encouragement to succeed. Sure, the finest features put in the time and effort to give audiences a rowdy ride of chills and spills, but as long as aliens furiously attack and some screamy humans are dutifully riled up, basic genre requirements are taken care of.
Excerpt: Skyline is a trainwreck so horrific it cannot possibly be explained without video evidence. It is not only the worst movie released this year, it may well be the worst film ever to receive a theatrical release. It’s illogical, stupid and boring. It walks when it should run and runs when it should have ended twenty minutes ago. The premise is beyond any acceptable level of awful.
Excerpt: Call it Cloverville . Or maybe Bloverfield . Whatever the case, the science-fiction thriller Skyline falls squarely—and a little endearingly—into the Roger Corman tradition of cheap cash-ins on popular hits. It’s Cloverfield without the multiple-camcorder hook, stocked with good-looking D-list actors who are generally sixth- or seventh-billed in TV shows.