Falling Skies: Season 2, Episode 4

Young Bloods (1 Jul. 2012)

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While on patrol together, Ben and Hal try to help a young boy and wind up having their bikes stolen.

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While on patrol together, Ben and Hal try to help a young boy and wind up having their bikes stolen.

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When the two skitters are killed, the shooters blow the heads off in front of Matt. However, there is no 'blood void' behind him where his body would prevent it from hitting the wall. See more »

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Uneven writing, direction and character development ; immersive production and how to please The Puppet Masters
12 July 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

What's wrong with Falling Skies ? It's like if this fourth episode had been written and directed by people having a split personality. In the one hand we had some superb science-fiction and in the other hand ideas not even worthy of a bad family drama.

It all began with some immersive scenes featuring the "walkers" and Skitters we all love in fear. Their HDR rendering impressed me again because the visual effect gurus behind the show aren't afraid of the light ! It's not District 9 but you can only applaud considering it's just TV. Using Tom's young son as a bait was also unexpected and in general I think it's refreshing to witness kids dealing with an alien invasion. Moreover there's always something to learn from these parent-child relationships, specially when Noah Wyle plays the father. I'm also glad they keep covering humanist topics like love, through his flirt with Anne and the younger recruits. Still a real man would have baked a chocolate cake, even if they're resisting against powerful invaders from a distant galaxy. However even if I enjoy emotional moments here some of them are predictable or feel forced. Indeed the worst part was the ending as the Captain's daughter left them when not a single soul, beside John Pope, would be badass enough to take such an unreasonable decision. Survivors, food and water rations, weapons, leaders… Who wouldn't want to stay in a post-apocalyptic world ?

Fortunately the harness room sequences were frightening and reminiscent of the Alien quadrilogy and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Its gloomy ambiance wasn't Fincheresque but I absolutely loved the dark red palette and steaming machines. As for the pod-like creatures they were well animated, disgusting and scary enough to chase the weakest viewers into their dreams. Things got even better when a glowing Ben decided to smash the tank. Now we have been introduced to the babies I can't wait to meet the parents !

Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.


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