Aliens arrive. They blow shit up. Skyline is just my kind of movie. Except it’s not, really. It’s sort of Cloverfield-in-LA, but way less atmospheric. Everyone tries hard enough (scream!) and the sfx are really quite chilling at times, but it kind of goes nowhere and it left me all a bit meh. If I tell you Skyline was made by the same folks who brought you the truly godawful Alien vs Predator – Requiem, you’ll kind of know what you’re in for.
Strange thing: I don’t know why it bothers me, but in these films I get distracted by the physiognomy of the aliens. How did they evolve? And if they all evolved from the same single celled organism over billenia, then why are they all so ridiculously different. (eg in Avatar, why did the horses have 6 limbs but the Na’avi just 4.) It’s sloppy thinking and it doesn’t make sense.)
Anyway, I digress. Skyline is set in Marina del Rey / Venice, and you can actually stay at the Cove Condominiums at 13650 Marina Pointe Drive, where the movie is set – if you’ve got $5 grand a month to drop on rent.