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Skyline

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Colin Strause
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

A couple visiting a friend in Los Angeles end up in the middle of an alien invasion. Lights shine from the sky, mesmerising anyone who looks at them and sucking them up into the spacecraft hovering overhead. The couple lead a group of survivors in search of a safe hiding place from the extraterrestrials. Sci-fi thriller, with Eric Balfour and Scottie Thompson.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

There isn't an original idea in the Brothers Strause's copycat feature, which blends bits of District 9, Cloverfield, The Matrix and Independence Day into a standard War of the Worlds invasion scenario. But once the ace special effects and full-on monster mania take prominence over the soap opera plot, it does become weirdly fascinating. The action is set entirely in and around an LA penthouse after a boozy birthday party, from where the waking revellers witness the unfolding horror after alien craft descend on the city. The explosive action includes jet-plane dogfights, a nuclear missile attack and giant tentacled creatures stomping and flying around, while the zombifying "Siren light" adds a touch of George Romero horror into the stylised mix. Events culminate in a freaky belly-of-the-beast climax, by which time this peculiar sci-fi hybrid has mutated into enjoyably bizarre high camp.

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Credits

Cast

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JarrodEric Balfour
ElaineScottie Thompson
CandiceBrittany Daniel
OliverDavid Zayas
TerryDonald Faison
DeniseCrystal Reed
RayNeil Hopkins
ColinJ Paul Boehmer
JenTanya Newbould

Crew

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DirectorColin Strause
DirectorGreg Strause

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum Pictures
Released on
2010-11-12
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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