Sunday, November 14, 2010

Skyline semi-spoilers review

(warning... spoilers directly below this disclaimer...)
You are cordially invited to join us for dinner.
We would consider you the guest of honor...
..In fact you can think of yourself as the main course

Ok, so it's grocery shopping day on planet Xorblax, but by the time you get to earth you realize you've forgotten your shopping list. No problem, 'cuz human brains were the only thing on the menu anyways, and it's not like the humans were using them anyways. Bring along a few friendly critters to smash shit up and chase the protagonists until everyone dies at the end.

Oops. Did I mention that everyone dies at the end... well, almost everyone. Kinda makes the first 15 minutes of the film pointless building up the 'character development' for everyone who ends up as intergalactic sandwich meat... Blue is the color of 2010, the shinier the better, and this film packs more blue in than Avatar and the Smurfs combined.

I'm glad to see that somebody finally found the 'color' swatch in the Trapcode Shine plugin. I couldn't take a whole film of orange...

I was entertained, though I didn't go in expecting much of this film. They got everything off the checklist:

  1. Aliens
  2. Scary CG critters that suck human brains out
  3. Army guys fighting aliens
  4. Explosions
  5. umm... other cool stuff too.. I guess...
It must be getting harder for previs guys to come up with original designs for alien critters and monsters. Notice how aliens these days are getting more and more legs, and eyes, and mouths, all in wierd places... like eyes on the feet... and feet that are mouths... and tentacles. gotta have lots of those. What are we going to do when all the movie monster critter ideas have been though up? Oh yeah... make good movies again I suppose..

Skyline... 824 stars out of 1111


Drainage64 said...

Heh...I didn't even hear about this movie till now >.>

Tyler Zambori said...

That's why I'm doing the aliens-masquerading as humans thing in my script, even though that's been so over-done as well.