Saturday, December 25, 2010
I'm a little conflicted with this one. I recall watching the trailer and thinking "oh cool!! This looks so awesome!!!" and really, it does look really cool. Skyline has a really interesting story and tries to work beyond its limits as an independent film. There are moments where it is very awesome, full of action and excitement. However, there are moments and scenes where I winced, mainly with the times where characters actually interacted and spoke to one another.
Okay, putting it simply, the dialogue and directing needs a bit of work. The plot was stiff at times and probably would have done better about five years ago, or maybe before the Matrix came out. Also, I don't think that the actors were quite the right choice to make, bur it's kinda hard to tell through the day-time tv drama dialogue.
However, I want to give the directors the benefit of the doubt. The movie has potential, and while it didn't quite live up to the awesome trailer, it was still entertaining. Personally, I'm really hoping that this isn't the I hear of these people and that we have yet to see the best from them, because I would love to see their future movies.
As for this one, yeah, it's no masterpiece, but if you're looking for a decent movie to pass the time, this is a good choice.