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Oh, SKYLINE. Things do not bode well for you, do they?

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I’ve been quite taken with SKYLINE the last few weeks. Why? Well, maybe it’s the falling globules of evil, blue light that bode beauty but ultimately doom. Perhaps it’s the images of millions of little tiny peoples being sucked up and into the underside of those jagged alien whatsits from beyond the stars. Perhaps it’s just the prospect of some shirtless Eric Balfour, an equally powerful globule of evil blue light that bodes beauty but ultimate doom. Whatever the reason, I’m all fanboy pumped for the doorQishness of another alien invasion movie unfurling this weekend.

I’ve also resigned myself to the movie having an incoherent and imbecilic plot that will do little to merge impressive special effects with an interesting and engaging story. This movie is directed by the Brothers Strause, after all, the duo who turned what should have been the sure-fire excitement of AVP 2 into a dark, dismal and disappointing ing snoozefest.

Oh, look. I’m right.

Here’s the summary paragraph to one of the first reviews of SKYLINE available, the author fresh from an advance preview that concluded a few hours ago. [Note, a bit spoilerish.]

If it is alien invasion movies you’re after, you might be better off sticking withIndependence Day. If it’s a bad movie you want, War of the Worlds would definitely be more rewarding – at least the characters motivation, such as it is – is clear. As for me, I’ll be sticking with Mars Attacks. At least that movie tries to be over the top and silly. Skyline tries to be serious but fails to address the issues it raises – how people react in a crisis and what these squishy, robotic aliens actually want.

Well, since the blue light is purported to suck out the brains of the victims in the movie, I may just have to allow the blue light of the movie to do the same thing to my brain. Oh, Eric. I hope you are worth my pain.

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  1. Anonymous says
    November 16, 2010, 6:10 am

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    I’m not entirely surprised. SciFi movies that are relatively high in the cgi and hyped-up typically end up being disappointing in the other respecters: acting, character development, and plot structure. There are exceptions, but not enough. The Star Wars movies are both examples of good movies with high cgi and hyping-up, and bad movies with high cgi and hyping-up.

  2. Anonymous says
    November 16, 2010, 6:10 am

    Hmm. As impressive as this looks (and I guess that’s what’s nagging at me – it LOOKS impressive, but doesn’t feel as though it’ll be anything special), I’m actually looking far more forward to catching MONSTERS. That’s an alien invation movie which looks very intriguing, and it’s gotten some very good reviews thus far.

  3. goddoorq says
    November 16, 2010, 6:10 am

    An over-the-top CG explosion festival of aliens that attack LA… again? I’ll wait for the DVD or for when I accidentally stumble into on someones TV at a noisy party. I’m sure that’s all I will need.
    Who wants content when you can fill your movies with special effects that keeps the ADD generation in a seat for 90 minutes?
    Sorry, Jody, no hot guy is worth the $20 I’d lose on this film. Especially if I can’t even touch him or have him thrust out at me in 3D.

  4. goddoorq says
    November 16, 2010, 6:10 am

    I watched the extended trailer on TV last night and was amazed at how little of the story comes across. Which is like a big neon sign saying THERE IS NO STORY, ONLY PRETTY CGI!

  5. Anonymous says
    November 16, 2010, 6:10 am

    but but but its so shiny…

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