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Guess I'm the minority here but I can't say I'm interested in this...
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It's nice to see a return to the cheesy "OMG LIEK ALIENS AND MONSTERZ" movies.


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Why does the Alain invaders look like the Scrin from C & C Tiberium wars 3?
Dam I hope they include the GDI in this movie

Other than that I say the trailer yesterday and I think it may be a decent flik
But still if something better is out I might just wait for DVD

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Im tired of these kinda movies. Advance aliens attack earth, humans are too weak to fight back, our technology and weapons suck compare to theirs, but BAM, mankind wins through some impossible act of heroics/reason.

For shits sake I want to see a movie where humanity invades an alien planet and turns the alien civilization to dust and ashes with over the top weapons and artillery.

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Its a story writting thing, in order to make a story truely interesting the Odds vs the good guys have to be 10 to 1 in the bad guys favour pritty much so its always the Alians attacking us.

Unless you count Avatar the one on Pandora were we started bashing the Navi around, but quite frankly I thought that the wrong side won....

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Eh... am I the only one going "meh"? It might be a good action flick, but I can almost guarantee now that the story will suck, characters will be lame, and the only reason people will see it - like Transformers - is special effects (but this doesn't even have Megan Fox, the other reason people saw Transformers). Worth spending the money on? I'll wait and see.

Really, aliens? That's it?

Edit: ThatOtherGuy, what if GW decided to make a Great Crusade movie(s)... ah, plenty of alien annihilation there. Good times, good times.

Edit 2: Samu3, I agree with you on the Avatar point. If they wanted a balanced movie, they'd make humans driven by survival, not greed. But it's too complicated when the audience has to decide who's "good" and who's "bad", so they always lay it out for us (in 99% of mainstream Hollywood movies, anyways). Yay!


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Well I haven't been able to see it yet but ive read reviews... they aren't good.

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Skyline was not previously screened to critics in the United States. The film has met with largely negative reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 11% based on 37 reviews, with an average score of 3.4/10.

Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel awarded the film one star out of four, calling it an "epic fail of a monster movie" and claiming, "There’s no urgency, no close-contact immediacy to it." Michael Philips of the Chicago Tribune concluded, "[The Brothers Strause's] effects are pretty good, on a fairly limited budget. And that's about all you can say for Skyline." In the New York Times, Mike Hale concluded, "it turns out that all the running and hiding and chopping (there’s an ax) was beside the point, which is the sort of thing that can make you angry if you care about the characters, but in this case is kind of a relief." Writing in Variety, Joe Leydon panned, "Imagine a Kmart mash-up of Transformers and Independence Day and you're appropriately primed for Skyline, an underwhelming and derivative sci-fi thriller that's only marginally more impressive than a run-of-the-mill SyFy Channel telepic." Popzara's Chris Pandolfi says it was little more than a "low-budget alien invasion dud filled with effects that aren't special and unnecessary human melodrama. A complete waste of resources."



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I saw it yesterday.

It's one of those movies that's so bad, it's good.

Now, granted, the special effects are pretty spectacular, in fact you might want to see the movie just for the aliens (which eat brains, btw!). However, the problem with the movie is it takes itself too seriously. The beginning is too slow, there's too much character focus and not enough aliens, etc.

All-in-all:

If you come into the movie expecting it to be good: 4/10

If you come into the movie expecting it to be bad (and wanting to have a laugh): 8/10

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Very nice trailers, Skyline seems like a decent flick.
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I have also heard some horrible things about the movie yet I still want to see it. I have a soft spot for lame movies

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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