Getting Your Moneys Worth
Skyline isn’t the type of film that you walk into saying to yourself, “I can’t wait to see what this film says about mans constant battle with its own id.” You buy a ticket to to find out what those blue alien ball things in the ads are exactly, just how much property damage does the Earth take during this invasion, and are we really supposed to take Angel from Dexter and Turk from Scrubs seriously as action heroes?
Skyline is leave your brain at the door sci-fi fun, in the vein of Independence Day. After a late night party, friends wake up in a penthouse to find Los Angeles has been invaded by flying saucers hovering over the city. At first the ships just emit a blue light, seemingly drawing people outside like moths to a flame. That’s when the real invasion begins.
I cannot begin to congratulate the filmmakers enough for managing to produce a movie of this depth with a reputed budget of ten million dollars. Many filmmakers fail to bring half of the imagination to the screen with fifteen times the budget that The Brothers Strause have managed to pull off in only their second directorial full length film. Their debut film, Aliens vs Predator – Requiem, was a troubled production that was rushed by the studio, but even there you could see the talent that the brothers had on the screen.