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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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(as The Brothers Strause), (as The Brothers Strause)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jarrod
... Elaine
... Candice
... Denise
... Ray
... Oliver
... Terry
... Walt
... Jen
... Colin
... Airplane Mom / Bartender (as Phet Mahathongdy O'Donnell)
... Limo Driver
Jackie Marin ... Girl in Pool
... Guy at Party
Eliza Till ... Girl at Party
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Storyline

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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Don't look up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,692,415, 14 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,371,425, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,693,371, 30 August 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers shot a test trailer on Thanksgiving 2009, while the writers started developing the treatment, marking less than a year from the blank page to the big screen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

During the credits you see 'Alien Jarrod' fight the others to protect Elaine and their unborn child See more »

Connections

Followed by Beyond Skyline (2017) See more »

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One Two Three
Written by Tony Bull and Andy Bull
Performed by Buchman
Courtesy of Brighton Boulevard Records
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Fun sci-fi/monster action. Not as bad as some people say it is!
16 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

The movie is an entertaining ride for the most part as long as you go into the movie prepared for something that will have no unique characters or a decent script. - I saw the movie fully expecting a bad script, characters I wouldn't like, no artful directing, and a plot that fails to do anything new or interesting. But I allowed myself to be entertained by it as a simple piece of sci-fi/monster action! This is what you must do if you go to see it!!

I was mostly inspired to do this review because I think the film doesn't deserve some of the really nasty 2/10 reviews I have seen.

Basically the aliens and each confrontation against them are generally exciting and save the film. Considering the film was made on quite a small budget they did a great job with the effects. I think fans of video games like the RESISTANCE series or HALF LIFE should be able to enjoy it a bit more than most.

A lot of people have been to harsh on this film, it is clear from the trailer this is just another alien invasion movie. Anyone who watches it expecting a modern sci-fi classic like District 9 will be disappointed - so don't do that.

Basically if you are unsure about seeing the film but enjoy sci-fi/monster movies for nothing but quick entertainment you should get something out of it.


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