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
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 »
(at the 16 minute mark) Mark, the "seasoned" detective, asks his for a hand gun, then asks for more "clips". No trained detective, or any person knowledgeable about guns, would call magazines for a handgun "clips". See more »
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 »
Sufficed to say I wasn't impressed with Skyline (2010) it was a big dumb Hollywood sci-fi epic that wowed with cgi but was held together by a generic wafer thin plot.
This time starring the superior Frank Grillo we see a different group of people during the invasion and their desperate fight for survival.
Once again it's big, loud, cgi filled and fifty shades of dumb but it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do and manages to do it better than the first movie.
It's mostly loyal to the first film and even succeeds in expanding the mythology further, but honestly not all too well. The majority of the film is predictible, it's full of the usual tropes and cliches and like most Hollywood films plays it very very safe.
It has its moments but you need to remember this is a take your brain out and watch movie (Even more so than ever). If you decide to foolishly think about what you're watching you're in for a bad ride and almost certainly a migraine.
If you enjoyed the first movie you might have fun here, if you want something you need to put any level of thought into stay away.
Looks the part
Lacks consistency with the first film in places
Recasting previous character
Some of the coincidences defy belief
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
If your son assaults someone it's fine if they knocked them out with one punch
Aliens aren't bulletproof however any human inside devoured won't be hit
Holding enemies off while your friends escape is a pointless sacrifice if you buy them 2 seconds
More movies need brain ripping action
No noise cuts through me more than that of a brat *Ahem* I mean darling child
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