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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Takes place in the same time line as "Skyline" (2010), in fact some scenes from the first film are in this film, but from different perspectives. See more »

Goofs

16min in, Mark the "seasond" detective asks his partner for a hand gun then asks if he has more "clips". No trained detective or any person that knows about guns would call magazines for a handgun "clips". 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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There's a blooper reel during the credits. See more »

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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Some interesting idea hinted on some scene in the movie didn't fully developed well. But we saw martial artist kick alien ass!
31 October 2017 | by king_vsjnSee all my reviews

Since HG Wells era, alien genre had shown human beings being exploited by technologically more advanced alien. It is not rare, the film of the genre use horror approach. For about a half an hour of this movie, the audience have to enjoy how the alien tear human brain apart from the host. We would see several corpse of pregnant women with open abdomen from where their baby were forcefully taken. Personally, I hate horror movies so I have to close my ear for half an hour.

Fortunately for me, the horror approach dissipated once the protagonist understand the situation and with unexpected ally, he successfully brought the alien ship down to a South-East Asian country. In the end, the protagonist join force with local forces to resist the rest of the alien.

Following the social-critic of HG Wells' War of The World, Liam O' Donnel the script writer also the director, deliberately put the central of the struggle to the third-world country as an antithesis of common Hollywood movie which usually put America as the hero. He chose South-East Asian because some countries in the region was politically intervened by US. The SE Asian countries also have history of civil war and rebellion to the dictatorial regime. Yet Liam also admit that he married a Laos girl and inspired from her country.

Unfortunately, some interesting idea hinted on some scene in the movie didn't fully developed well. In the end, all those background story became trivial and unmemorable.

However, we should admit that we watched Beyond Skyline not for a complex story. We watched Beyond Skyline because we wanted to see martial artists kick alien butts! In this aspect, Liam and crew had delivered the promise.


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