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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

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Surprisingly entertaining, again
10 February 2018 | by madamemintySee all my reviews

I liked Skyline (2010). It had a lot of action, interesting style (blue/red light, which I interpreted as something the characters don't actually see), and despite not being particularly smart like Arrival (2016) it was engaging until the ending I found very satisfying. I'm honestly surprised about most reviewers who seem to have expected a different genre altogether and were disappointed the characters aren't as deep as they think they are ;)

Beyond Skyline is simply more of the same, and I mean it. After it neatly blends with the original, it escalates the action, offers more of the same style (might be a tad too much, though), still not very intelligent yet avoids being unforgivably silly, and even delivers an ending I couldn't be happier about. It tries to avoid the mistakes of the first movie, like characterisation or dialogue, but it's debatable whether it worked. Definitely supplements the original and makes the series better than the sum of its parts.

In short, it's a lot like Independence Day (1996), much better than the sequel (2016) and provides a nice alternative to it.


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