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So in a year where we have had Kick-Ass, Inception and The Social Network, this film doesn't cut it? Sounds like the Strauss Brothers are going to be run out of town by a mob carrying flaming torches and pitchforks. Why didn't the same happen to Micheal Bay after TF:ROTF??

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  • 4 months later...

Just saw it on DVD and it wasn't that bad! Of course I did my usual fast forward past all the people parts and only watched the effects, which were decent. The aliens and ships were

pretty cool looking except the giant aliens were bio-mechanical suits; much like the aliens in Independence Day. All in all I'm glad I saw it on DVD instead of the movie theaters because you have to stop and pause to really enjoy the alien scenes, and believe me that the only parts you will enjoy in this film!!! :D

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Just watched this (Skyline) and will concur it's not very good. One thought though, it has a little Southern Cross flavor to it. A mysterious alien faction shows up on earth, does some serious body snatching, and uses the snatched bodies to produce more warriors (that's a bit of a spoiler though since that doesn't get revealed until the end). The non-ending just seemed like a "oops, wrote ourselves into a corner... here's to hoping we can make a sequel." One of the aliens seemed very Matrix, another Alien looked like it was straight from the Lost Planet games.

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I loved Monsters, total sleeper, and underrated, but a great movie that really does get to you on a lot of levels. I hope that the sequel does it justice. It looks like they are taking a more action oriented turn this time, almost like how Aliens did after Alien, just a heck of a lot grittier.. What is that crappy as "song" in the trailer?

As for Skyline, that was a demo reel gone wrong and is better left buried somewhere never to be seen or heard of again.

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I thought Monsters was okay, way too slow and the love story just didn't do it for me, Skyline on the other hand, was so bad is was offensive. Monsters 2 looks cool, I take it Gareth Edwards isn't back to direct? He totally rocked Godzilla, so I'm looking forward to what he works on next.

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He totally rocked Godzilla, so I'm looking forward to what he works on next.

Aside from a Godzilla sequel, he's attached to a still unnamed Star Wars side feature, which fan rumor has it will deal with Boba Fett (so it will not happen...)

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I really shouldn't care enough to ask, seeing as I hated Skyline and probably wouldn't watch a sequel without being blackout drunk, but it's going to bug me if I don't...

Why are Monsters and Skyline sharing a thread?  What's the connection, aside from both making significantly more at the box office than they cost to make?

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Just watched Beyond Skyline on Netflix. It's a B movie that doesn't hide that its a B movie and is way better than the original with good SFX and action, reminds me of the classic B films from the 1980s. Namely The Eliminators, Spacehunter and anything starring Tim Thomerson.  Its fun to watch if you like B movie sci-fi and is better than some of the other sci-fi 'originals' crap I've seen on Netflix too.

 

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  • 2 years later...

Yay, Skyline is now a trilogy... at least so far. lol. Just started watching the third Skyline film on Netflix last night. It's B grade sci-fi so I know what I'm getting into and it doesn't insult my intelligence like some recent A grade films have in recent years.

 

 

 

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