Movie Night: Skyline (SERIOUS SPOILERS)

I love science fiction movies, especially in the last fifteen years or so, as the special effects are now mind-blowing. It was the same with this movie, too bad the plot wasn’t just as good. I’ve heard stories of how a good script is sent off to be ‘tweaked’, only to come back almost unrecognizable by the original author. I have a feeling that’s what happened here.

This movie started off really good! Blue lights drop from the sky and when you look at them, you are immediately drawn toward it. Then there’s a bright flash and you’re gone. At the beginning, it kept me on the edge of my seat, but twenty minutes in, and I was shaking my head.

They start the movie with the pre-invasion. It was a little jarring, but okay, I figured they were going for straight action. Then they jump back several hours. I HATE this. I don’t like it in novels either, and yes, the television show THE EVENT drove me nuts.

So I get over the above part and we’re knee deep in crap, when in the middle of all the chaos, one survivor finds out her husband slept with his assistant,  and he’s like ‘we’ll talk about this later’ and she’s like ‘oh yeah, you bet we will’.  SERIOUSLY? People are being sucked up and killed by the thousands and she actually takes the time to be upset about that?

Another thing that bothered me, they bring in the rescue teams way too close to the aliens and don’t have enough army to protect them! Are you kidding me?    

There were way too many aliens. I know that sounds weird, but as the movie went on, the aliens got bigger and bigger. It was this constant surprise of the alien getting his butt kicked, but them something bigger comes along and takes revenge.

Speaking of aliens, I don’t care for invincible aliens. Simply because they’re portrayed as so powerful, it makes their defeat seem unreal if and when it does happen.

The ending. That made no sense. What kind of a story is that? Aliens come down and kill everyone. No one survives. WTF?

What I did like, and what kept me watching was one thing; those who came in contact with the light and managed to not get killed, were changed, made stronger. This could have been an excellent plot in defeating them, but the writers failed to utilize this incredible and original idea to its fullest! There had to be more than just two people who survived being caught in the light, right? And if not, why the hell kill off the only guy this happens too?

I think all writers should watch this movie (if you can handle gore, it’s kinda gross) just so they can see where the story went off track, and maybe they can learn how to keep from doing that with their own works.   

It’s sad, this movie had so much potential.

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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