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.
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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Candice's hair changes from being loose when she lies down on the couch to being tied up when she wakes to the sound of the air strike. See more »
[a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes]
Oh, how's it morning already?
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An intelligent Scifi that doesn't cater to the crowd
After reading so many negative reviews I was actually considering not going to watch it....
I was expecting the worst I even took my android phone in case it was really bad and I could of played a couple of games.
This film doesn't follow the Hollywood method it doesn't have a normal ending, characters are not printed on politically correct paper.
I found the reactions of the people involved to be realistic, normal people with small minds and grasping to small problems in a situation they have no control over..
A humankind shown to be 99.999% normal petty and none heroic.
We watch so many films that follow a formula that show man out to be this amazing being who always survives always wins we are so use to being saved and its not really true is it ? We don't have a ace pilot or elitist hacker we don't have a superhero to fix it all, we be in trouble if something more advanced than us comes to play.
To me this makes it an awesome film and strangely I found the rest of the people in the cinema of the same mind as soon as the film finished people I didn't know started discussing it as a bit of fresh air.
If you like your films like independence day or Armageddon or any film where humankind are groomed and praised where a prayer to the gods or a speech by the president saves the day then you probably won't like this movie.
I look forward to seeing skyline 2
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