Skyline

Theatrical Release: November 12, 2010
Skyline
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Synopsis

In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Dove Review

This movie has a few good moments. Just not enough of them. There are a few laughs as some of the not-so-bright characters attempt to stay ahead of the aliens dreadful tentacles. And some of the special effects work is remarkable. However, there is no character that really stands out or that the viewer can identify with. There is no Luke Skywalker or Han Solo, or even a Chewbacca! At least he was impressive and intimidating. But you will find no Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock in this movie either.

The movie’s plot borrows moments from “Independence Day”, “Cloverfield” and other well known science fiction films and doesn’t feel original. To add to these problems there is no real ending and what does happen doesn’t leave the viewer with any hope, so the ending is a downer on top of the movie’s other shortcomings.

The movie is epic in scale and it deserves that mention. However, with a scene of sex outside of marriage, not to mention almost total rear female nudity, strong violence in a few scenes which includes human brains being sucked out, and finally strong language to boot, we cannot recommend this film as a Dove “Family-Approved” movie.

Content Description

Sex: Sex between an unmarried couple in a bathroom; a girl is pregnant outside of wedlock.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-10; S-13; D-2; H-3; SOB-1; A-1; "for Chr*st's sake"-1
Violence: Fairly graphic scenes of human heads being removed and brains being sucked up; military battles and explosions; an axe is used on an alien probe; the probe is hit and its insides are ripped from its body; two men fist fight; intense sci-fi action.
Drugs: A character smokes; a lot of drinking scenes.
Nudity: Almost complete rear female nudity; cleavage; shirtless man.
Other: Disrespectful characters; some viewers might be bothered by a lot of shaky camera movements, especially those who suffer motion sickness.

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Joshua Cordes & Liam O'Donnell
Director: Colin Strause & Greg Strause
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter