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


Liam O'Donnell


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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


[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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Crazy Credits

There's a blooper reel during the credits. See more »


Referenced in The Art of Action: Iko Uwais - Episode 28 (2021) See more »


Written by Trevor McNevan
Performed by Thousand Foot Krutch
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Beyond Skyline: It's big, it's dumb, it's marginally better
13 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

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.

The Good:

Looks the part

Frank Grillo

The Bad:

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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Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Skyline See more »

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia See more »


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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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