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Beyond Skyline (2017)

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A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

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Liam O'Donnell

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Liam O'Donnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Grillo ... Mark
Bojana Novakovic ... Audrey
Jonny Weston ... Trent
Callan Mulvey ... Harper
Antonio Fargas ... Sarge
Pamelyn Chee ... Kanya
Yayan Ruhian ... The Chief
Jacob Vargas ... Garcia
Iko Uwais ... Sua
Lindsey Morgan ... Cpt. Rose
Samantha Jean ... Elaine
Betty Gabriel ... Jones
Noel Gugliemi ... Justin
Kevin O'Donnell ... Patrick
Zarah Mahler ... Vilma
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Mark Corley is a Los Angeles police detective who visits his estranged teenage son, Trent, having landed in jail due to brawling just as an alien invasion begins and the entire population of the city is sucked into various spaceships by the blue light. Mark leads a group of surviving humans through the underground subway tunnels to try to escape from the various aliens. (Wikipedia) Written by Carlos Mills

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Rated R for sequences of bloody sci-fi violence, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

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UK | China | Canada | Indonesia | Singapore | USA

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Skyline See more »

Filming Locations:

Yogyakarta, Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$376,207, 15 December 2017

Gross USA:

$992,181, 22 December 2017
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Grillo was previously slated to star in the American remake of "The Raid," and the original version was led by his co-star, Iko Uwais. See more »

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Event in this movie is concurrent with that of its 2010's prequel, when ISIS was not yet established, let alone be considered a global threat. See more »

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Rose Corley: [voice-over] When it all falls apart, you can surrender on sight. You can run for the exits or you can fight back... to your last breath. Until there's nothing left.
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Follows Skyline (2010) See more »

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Could have been much better
17 December 2017 | by procletnicSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of the first Skyline. I thought it was a well made alien movie that had some mystique to it and an unique ending. Unfortunately, Beyond Skyline takes the most interesting ideas from the first part and completely obliterates them in the most profane way possible.

The first half of Beyond Skyline is pretty good. The main characters are introduced in a very clichéd manner but I don't think that will bother the audience. Once we peek inside the alien ship things start to get really interesting. This is where the film really shines. Lots of special effects, lots of cool environments and lots of "what the *beep* are those things" moments. It really builds up a nice momentum and keeps you interested. But by the time the movie is half way through, things start to take a turn for the worse. The plot starts to get lazy, the characters start to behave oddly and the whole thing starts to fall apart. It is if the screenwriter decided "*beep* it, I'm going all in on this shit" and just destroyed the carefully crafted momentum from the first part of the movie. This is done in a gradual but heavy handed manner.

By the time the movie reaches it final stages, you're not going to care for it anymore. Why? Because the mystique is gone and because the mighty aliens are now being slaughtered in melee combat by some very vulnerable humans. But nothing can rival the final 5 minutes of the movie. You thought slaughtering aliens in heavy armor with knives was over the top? You haven't seen anything yet!

All in all, the movie is quite entertaining but it could have been much better. I feel the story could have worked if the movie had more time to develop it in a natural way. In its current form it just feels rushed and quite frankly stupid. Nevertheless, I feel Beyond Skyline deserves a watch and would recommend it to sci-fi fans.


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