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"Skyline" - New Alien Invasion Film


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#1 of 51 OFFLINE   Joey Gunz

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Posted August 10 2010 - 05:13 PM

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Interesting film from Universal about mass human abductions from alien invaders.


You can watch the trailer here:  LINK


Here's the official movie website:  LINK


The good news:

1) It's an alien invasion film.  They don't make too many of them for theatrical release so when they do, I'm automatically interested.


2) It's an interesting plot: In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.


The bad news:

1) It's from the Strause Bros. who directed "Alien vs Predator: Requiem".  I still don't know if that was a good film because when I saw it, I couldn't see much onscreen because it was so DARK!


2) CGI looks "iffy".  I'm not sure if it's because of my PC (it's old and can't play apple trailers so I had to watch from a poor source) or if because the film is still in post production and they're still tweaking it.


#2 of 51 OFFLINE   Joel...Lane

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Posted August 12 2010 - 11:46 AM

the quality is very good in hd.  human vacuum cleaners, definitely an interesting concept!


#3 of 51 OFFLINE   LynxFX

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Posted August 12 2010 - 01:08 PM

Looks fun, but did the makers of that trailer just get their hands on the Transformers Sound Effects and Titles library? They didn't even try to mask it.



#4 of 51 OFFLINE   Shane D

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Posted August 23 2010 - 02:57 AM

when we saw scott pilgram this weekend i turned to my nephew and asked, 'a transformers 3 trailer already?'. the font and sounds completely threw me off .



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Posted September 29 2010 - 11:15 AM

Found this new trailer on YouTube. Well, it looks impressive. So, I understand this was directed by the brothers who gave us that disappointing ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM . . . I hope this is the apology.






#6 of 51 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted September 29 2010 - 11:54 AM

Basically looks like a reprise of Independence Day. Only this time it looks like they would like to eat us, instead of just plain enslave and destroy us. It looks like the usual silliness, like gnat-sized jet fighters taking down mile long, technologically advanced, alien ships. Still it might be worth seeing for a few laughs.


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Posted September 29 2010 - 12:12 PM

Is it just me or are alien invasion flicks getting to overexposed, kind of like vampire flicks, I think. Both genres need to take some time out, and come back with something mindblowingly original.



#8 of 51 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted September 30 2010 - 02:50 AM

That looks kick-ass! Here's a link to a higher quality trailer.


http://www.trailerad...feature-trailer


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#9 of 51 OFFLINE   SWFF

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Posted September 30 2010 - 04:19 AM

     Quote:

Originally Posted by SWFF 

Is it just me or are alien invasion flicks getting to overexposed, kind of like vampire flicks, I think. Both genres need to take some time out, and come back with something mindblowingly original.



Having previously said this, I'm thinking, now, that I may check this flick out when it opens. I'm ashamed to admit, it kinda grows on ya. No pun intended.



#10 of 51 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted September 30 2010 - 07:23 AM

"Is it just me or are alien invasion flicks getting to overexposed, kind of like vampire flicks, I think."


It hasn't run its course just yet.  I was on the bus the other day, sitting next to a kid in a suit, and he was yakking on his cell phone about how he was working on the script for an alien invasion movie set to star Mark Wahlberg...



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Posted September 30 2010 - 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by SWFF 

Is it just me or are alien invasion flicks getting to overexposed, kind of like vampire flicks, I think. Both genres need to take some time out, and come back with something mindblowingly original.


I'm probably just having a brain fart, but I can't think of that many major alien invasion movies from recent years.  Cloverfield, maybe?  What else?


 

 


#12 of 51 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted September 30 2010 - 08:35 AM

I can never have enough alien invasion or vamp films. Keep bringing them on!


I do hope that this film is rated 'R', and not PG-13.

Originally Posted by SWFF 

Is it just me or are alien invasion flicks getting to overexposed, kind of like vampire flicks, I think. Both genres need to take some time out, and come back with something mindblowingly original.


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#13 of 51 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted September 30 2010 - 08:42 AM

District 9, Transformers 1 & 2, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Signs, War of the Worlds.


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Posted September 30 2010 - 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by Ron-P 

I do hope that this film is rated 'R', and not PG-13.



I've never really understood why some people are so attached to a film getting a certain rating.  Of course I don't like a movie to be watered-down just to receive a particular rating, but I think it's just as bad to include graphic content gratuitously.  I recall folks around here (though not you specifically, Ron) bashing the ads for The Happening a couple of years ago because it was advertised as "Shyamalan's first R-rated movie!" as if that were the most interesting thing about it.


Personally, some of the scariest, most intense, and most suspenseful movies, in my opinion, are rated PG or PG-13:  Cloverfield, The Dark Knight, Poltergeist, and Signs are probably my favorite scary or intense movies.  I wouldn't change a thing about them, including their rating.


 

 


#15 of 51 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted October 04 2010 - 05:53 PM

"I've never really understood why some people are so attached to a film getting a certain rating."


As a fan of 80s, R rated action movies, it's very disappointing when a studio takes on a subject with adult sensibilities or subject matter, but makes it "safe" to get the younger audience.  I'm an adult and it's tough to find an action movie made for adults because the studios are chasing dollars.


"Of course I don't like a movie to be watered-down just to receive a particular rating, but I think it's just as bad to include graphic content gratuitously."


I think it's a rare thing to beef up to get an R rating.  Mostly the studios are watering down projects.



#16 of 51 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted October 04 2010 - 06:25 PM

I could go without the kiss too lol..


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#17 of 51 OFFLINE   Claire Panke

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Posted October 05 2010 - 06:45 AM



Originally Posted by Don Solosan 

"I've never really understood why some people are so attached to a film getting a certain rating."


As a fan of 80s, R rated action movies, it's very disappointing when a studio takes on a subject with adult sensibilities or subject matter, but makes it "safe" to get the younger audience.  I'm an adult and it's tough to find an action movie made for adults because the studios are chasing dollars.


"Of course I don't like a movie to be watered-down just to receive a particular rating, but I think it's just as bad to include graphic content gratuitously."


I think it's a rare thing to beef up to get an R rating.  Mostly the studios are watering down projects.


Hmmm...I'm more worried about studios dumbing down to get more butts in seats, I couldn't care less about the rating due to violence or graphic content. I'm tired of DUMB action/SF flicks. The "adult" aspect I wish more movies would play up to is intelligence. Blood and gore for no good reason is playing to the cheap seats. I just wish action films in general aimed a little higher.



#18 of 51 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted October 05 2010 - 09:03 AM

"The "adult" aspect I wish more movies would play up to is intelligence."


Intelligence is certainly a part of the puzzle, Claire.  An adult sensibility isn't just gore, it's how you treat the subject.  Adults can handle more complex and nuanced stories and characters than kids.  For example, the ending of "Seven."  The studio would have never gone with that ending if they were aiming for the PG-13 crowd, in my opinion.



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Posted October 21 2010 - 05:16 AM

Found a very cool theatrical poster of this on Dread Central.


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Posted October 28 2010 - 03:37 PM

I had not known about this movie. Saw the trailer tonight on TV. It does remind me of ID4 and War of the Worlds. Then I read the Wiki entry on it and then I thought it was sort if like Night of the Comet.