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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
The film was shot almost entirely at co-director Greg Strause's condo building adjacent to Marina Del Rey (but technically located in the city limits of Venice, Los Angeles). See more »
When Terry pulls back the blinds and says "There's something down there," the camera cuts to a foggy street. One of the giant aliens is visible for about 2 seconds, but the aliens don't actually arrive until later in the movie. See more »
[a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes]
Oh, how's it morning already?
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It seems like I'm the only fish in this pond who actually enjoyed this movie.
If you're having high doubts about this movie, then yes, you'll probably confirm those thoughts about this movie.
But if you're a big science fiction fan, have a creative and expansive imagination, and love the beauty of alien artwork and a story which makes you feel as if there is actually and alien invasion, then this movie is great.
I watch a lot of movies, a whole lot. To give you a feel for my style, my favorite movie is Avatar, followed by this here Skyline, followed then by The Matrix, The Abyss, Galaxy Quest, and District 9 (top six).
People say "If you like War of the Worlds, Cloverfield, and Independence Day you'll like this." Personally I didn't like Cloverfield or War of The Worlds much at all, and this just blew Independence Day away.
The acting was great in my opinion. I think people found it bad because they are used to more script-oriented movies, however this one is much more natural and sounds more realistic, which I guess people mistook for bad acting. In real life, we aren't all good actors though.
Whoever wrote this movie was amazingly creative, the ending was great in my opinion, totally unexpected. Used a lot of interesting and unique ideas in this movie, such as the blinds on a timer, the alien technology, and the use of telescopes.
Everything had a perfect buildup, showing the audience specific ideas so they could be returned to later during the invasion to make more sense, such as Jarrod putting his hand on his girlfriend's nose.
One thing that rather irritated people was the lack of sensibility from the plot. Two responses to that, one being that it is science fiction, and I believe that the movie viewers have been straying away from what's fun and enjoyable about science fiction, and the second being the purpose of the confusion. This movie wasn't supposed to be understandable. It's following an experience boots-in-the-mud in which the characters have no clue what exactly is going on, and this feeling is planted into the audiences mind as well, which didn't go down so well I guess, people just complained that they didn't understand it. Sorry.
A solid 97/100, I love being blown away by people's creative take on another species, especially in contrast with the nature of our own species.
Can't wait for the Blu-Ray.
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