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Skyline (2010)

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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.

Directors:

Colin Strause (as The Brothers Strause), Greg Strause (as The Brothers Strause)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Balfour ... Jarrod
Scottie Thompson ... Elaine
Brittany Daniel ... Candice
Crystal Reed ... Denise
Neil Hopkins ... Ray
David Zayas ... Oliver
Donald Faison ... Terry
Robin Gammell ... Walt
Tanya Newbould ... Jen
J. Paul Boehmer ... Colin
Phet Mahathongdy ... Airplane Mom / Bartender (as Phet Mahathongdy O'Donnell)
Byron McIntyre Byron McIntyre ... Limo Driver
Jackie Marin Jackie Marin ... Girl in Pool
Tony Black ... Guy at Party
Eliza Till Eliza Till ... Girl at Party
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Storyline

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, RIo de Janeiro, Brazil

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Soon, our first encounter will become our last stand. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyline: La invasión See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,692,415, 14 November 2010

Gross USA:

$21,393,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,821,036
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sony Pictures launched legal action against Greg Strause and Colin Strause and the owners of Hydraulx Films on the basis that the latter had been hired to provide the special effects for the similar Battle Los Angeles (2011). Sony claimed that Hydraulx had not informed it that the company was working on a competing project. The case was later dropped. See more »

Goofs

A TV is shown with an Emergency Broadcast System alert. The EBS was replaced by the Emergency Alert System in 1997. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine: [a bright blue light shines through the blinds and the bed shakes] Oh, how's it morning already?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you see 'Alien Jarrod' fight the others to protect Elaine and their unborn child See more »

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Followed by Skylin3s See more »

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Downwards
Written by Tony Buchen, Andy Bull and Ursula Rucker
Performed by Buchman featuring Ursula Rucker
Courtesy of Brighton Boulevard Records
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User Reviews

 
Fun sci-fi/monster action. Not as bad as some people say it is!
16 November 2010 | by phoenix42-676-813663See all my reviews

The movie is an entertaining ride for the most part as long as you go into the movie prepared for something that will have no unique characters or a decent script. - I saw the movie fully expecting a bad script, characters I wouldn't like, no artful directing, and a plot that fails to do anything new or interesting. But I allowed myself to be entertained by it as a simple piece of sci-fi/monster action! This is what you must do if you go to see it!!

I was mostly inspired to do this review because I think the film doesn't deserve some of the really nasty 2/10 reviews I have seen.

Basically the aliens and each confrontation against them are generally exciting and save the film. Considering the film was made on quite a small budget they did a great job with the effects. I think fans of video games like the RESISTANCE series or HALF LIFE should be able to enjoy it a bit more than most.

A lot of people have been to harsh on this film, it is clear from the trailer this is just another alien invasion movie. Anyone who watches it expecting a modern sci-fi classic like District 9 will be disappointed - so don't do that.

Basically if you are unsure about seeing the film but enjoy sci-fi/monster movies for nothing but quick entertainment you should get something out of it.


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