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Skyline (2010)

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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.

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Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, RIo de Janeiro, Brazil

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Soon, our first encounter will become our last stand. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,692,415 (USA) (12 November 2010)

Gross:

$21,371,425 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Trivia

When distributor Relativity Media asked for newscasters for the teaser, co-writer and producer Liam O'Donnell suggested his uncle, political commentator Lawrence O'Donnell. See more »

Goofs

After a nuclear explosion downs the alien ship, moments later we see the overhead view of two choppers over the city, and not a single sight of damage over what should be rubble and not a city. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine: [a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes] Oh, how's it morning already?
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Hiding Out
Written by Alexandra Sargent
Performed by Alexandra Sargent, Christian Saint-Louis, Chris Kinney, Stephen Franks
Courtesy of Alexandra Sargent
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Well I liked it anyway...
14 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well just got back from seeing this and sorry critics, but me and my wife both enjoyed it.

It's not a masterpiece, and not original, but I found it entertaining. I don't know why people are complaining about a lack of plot, it's basically a slasher movie - lots of dislikable people get knocked of in entertaining ways. That's worked for many movies before it, and it works here. It's basically a knock off of Cloverfield, and not as good, but still good fun.

It's not a 'Plan 9 from outer space' but it does have a 50s B-movie sensibility about it. I think the only thing it was missing was a bit of humour to acknowledge the basic silliness of all - Independence Day was better in that regard. To be honest I enjoyed this more than Spielbergs War Of The Worlds, which I found annoying, disjointed and boring.

Great SFX I thought, lots of video-game images brought to the big screen (Quake, Gears Of War, Resistance Fall of Man etc.) and couple of scenes that are genuinely spectacular, especially given the budget relative to something like Avatar (now that was a boring film!).

I can't say I was one of those really desperate to see this from the trailer, and perhaps lower expectations helped, but it no way deserves the critical panning it has received.


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