Skyline is a 2010 science fiction film. I went to see this film today and after seeing it I never want to see it again. It has all the problems films with over used special effects has.
One of the major problems with this film is lack of character development. You don't care about any of the characters. As the aliens began attacking the city of LA you feel very uninterested in the characters fate.
The acting was also terrible in this movie, they all seemed confused on what to do and all of them acted as of nothing dangerous was going on.
The film also lacks originality. Hos is this different than "War of the Worlds" or "Independence Day"? It is exactly the same. The special effects weren't mind blowing and at times looked fake.
The ending of the film was horrible as well. I actually thought that the ending was actually going to be good seeming as the film would finally end and the characters would die (yes you want the main characters to die that much). Sadly they survive somehow. (No Spoilers, although the entire film should be spoiled cause it sucks).
Skyline almost lacks anything good and is one of the worst films of 2010.
My original review of this film was harsher and I was thinking of giving this a 2 out of ten. However I thought it over and couldn't. This film was a bad film but there are some reasons I can't give it a lower score.
The plot to this film in the beginning was quite confusing. I don't mean confusing that you shrug it over but so confusing that the film was almost unbearable to watch the first hour. If it tried to explain it better then maybe it would of been more enjoyable.
Another major flaw with this film is the lack of character development. I couldn't care for any of the characters enough for me to cheer them on. The main character rarely spoke and was 2 dimensional. Lacking almost any personality and the problem is that the film needed to have it. There was too many characters. The woman actress's (I forgot her name)character wasn't explained enough so until the second half we see two character's falling in love but we can't give a rat's ass about it.
The film drags on a bit during the middle to the end. Although I will admit I was somewhat fascinated on what the outcome would be. The second half was somewhat fun but wasn't compelling and was more of a meh moment, also the climax wasn't that special.
So we have a film that is horribly cliched and predictable. Many of the characters are stereotypes and weren't given enough depth, and messy plot.
However although the film has major flaws it does some things right. The film has very beautifully shot cinematography. The settings were beautiful and mysterious and had a blend of surrealism in it. The film has without a doubt the best cinematography of the year. The film's soundtrack is great and is pleasing to hear. The special effects were visually stunning. It sad because the film could of been so much better if it tried to have a stronger plot that had memorable characters because I see the potential in what could of been one of the funnest films and possibly one of the best films of the year. Sadly this isn't so. Oh well until next time I guess.