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    The Dos_Box guide to watching the movie 'Skyline'

    I finished work a bit early today so I could get to see this film at an afternoon screening. Spaceships, large CGI monsters, thrills. Great.......or not as it turned out. So here goes:

    1. Buy ticket
    2. Buy popcorn and drink
    3. Find seat and sit down
    4. Remove brain (I suspected I wasn't going to need it's use for this one)
    5. Enjoy trailers for the new Tron film and Monsters
    6. Film starts
    7. Endure 30 mins of running, screaming, really bad dialog, more screaming, running and shouting at each other, before you realise that they haven't even left the building. And nor do they. It all takes place in the same apartment complex. It's like they spent all of the money on special effects and ran out of anything to use for external locations.
    8. By the one hour point you feel safe to go to the loo because you are pretty sure you can fill in any gaps in the 'plot' on your return.
    9. Return to seat to witness a running and screaming scene, or it may be the one I just left still ongoing. It's hard to tell.
    10. Witness the end of the film. I say 'end', becasue it is clearly where the film stops and the end credits begin, but the film hasn't finished, no really, it hasn't. And it got really dumb in the last few mins then stops. Suddenly. Did they run out of money or did someone see sense and make them stop filming anymore I wonder?

    Anyway, my recommendation is that you wait for the DVD if you want to see it, or just watch the trailer as it has all of the best bits in. It could have been a much better film with a tiny bit more effort put into it, but it isn't. I don't feel as cheated as I did when I saw Deep Impact (I still want that 2 hours of my life back), but I just felt dissapointed by it all.
    Oh and if you like brains (seeing them) then this may be just the film for you........
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 15th November 2010 at 09:09 PM.

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    I felt the same watching cloverfield, that was a POS too. Ont he reverse I managed to enjoy Deep Impact as I had removed brain before hand and really enjoy disaster movies

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    I enjoyed Cloverfield. It's a hell of a lot better than this.

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    Mission To Mars ... it is all about a mission, which goes to Mars. There may have been aliens in it ... or just some folk on a mission ... on Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Mission To Mars ... it is all about a mission, which goes to Mars. There may have been aliens in it ... or just some folk on a mission ... on Mars.
    Didn't that have a robot dog thing? On Mars?

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    Cheers Dos, 4 days too late but thanks all the same!

    Special effects were not too bad actually, and the story (Well, what I made of a story anyway) was promising. Shame the execution (and that is a word that should be used for the directors also!) was truely awful.

    Think a list of films this has copied should be in order:

    Independance Day
    District 9
    War of the Worlds
    Cloverfield
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Cheers Dos, 4 days too late but thanks all the same!

    Special effects were not too bad actually, and the story (Well, what I made of a story anyway) was promising. Shame the execution (and that is a word that should be used for the directors also!) was truely awful.

    Think a list of films this has copied should be in order:

    Independance Day
    District 9
    War of the Worlds
    Cloverfield
    ...
    Yeah, it did rip off more than a few films. I was very dissapointed that the fim just stopped. It didn't end, it simply stopped, that and the fact I was getting sick of the sight of that apartment..and the screaming...and running...and screaming...and running...etc.

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    You can add A.I. to that list as well, the worst film I've spent good money to go and see at the cinema (forced to by mrs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    You can add A.I. to that list as well, the worst film I've spent good money to go and see at the cinema (forced to by mrs).
    I can top that, I was forced by mrs to watch the Hannah Montana film, the only film I have ever actually fallen asleap in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Yeah, it did rip off more than a few films. I was very dissapointed that the fim just stopped. It didn't end, it simply stopped, that and the fact I was getting sick of the sight of that apartment..and the screaming...and running...and screaming...and running...etc.
    I'll be honest and take the abuse, the last 15 minutes were quite good actually, and opened up a really dark part to the film. If only the film had started at 1h 15 and gone from there... (Oh and the bit with the big ship getting nuked was not bad!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    I can top that, I was forced by mrs to watch the Hannah Montana film, the only film I have ever actually fallen asleap in.
    I raise you the modern Planet of The Apes...I fell asleep twice while watching it on a borrowed DVD and at the same point in the film too, just when the guy's ship goes through the wormhole or whatever it was. I've not bothered watching it again because next time I just might not wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    I raise you the modern Planet of The Apes...I fell asleep twice while watching it on a borrowed DVD and at the same point in the film too, just when the guy's ship goes through the wormhole or whatever it was. I've not bothered watching it again because next time I just might not wake up.
    I didn't mind planet of the apes but I have an ability to watch almost any film and not be bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I'll be honest and take the abuse, the last 15 minutes were quite good actually, and opened up a really dark part to the film. If only the film had started at 1h 15 and gone from there... (Oh and the bit with the big ship getting nuked was not bad!)
    Yes, but it was like watchign a differant film altogether. It sort of left the sci-fi horror genre and entered an comicbook meets Matrix meets horror flick. I got the impression that during filming they got to a certain point, saw the cash was running out (coupled with the fact that the film was pretty pants up until then) and decided to change tack. It wasn't bad or indeed awful. Just unfulfilling as entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Yes, but it was like watchign a differant film altogether. It sort of left the sci-fi horror genre and entered an comicbook meets Matrix meets horror flick. I got the impression that during filming they got to a certain point, saw the cash was running out (coupled with the fact that the film was pretty pants up until then) and decided to change tack. It wasn't bad or indeed awful. Just unfulfilling as entertainment.
    Completely agree. The difficulty is the directing brothers were CGI specialists and worked on just about every decent film in that role. Their directing history was AVP2 (hahaha) and this, so they know special effects, but not a story (or acting!)

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    I was suspicious of this, as I'd heard nothing about it except what I'd seen of film posters and trailers. I'll just wait for the DVDRip instead and save myself the pennies, cheers!

    And as predictable as it may be to mention a Uwe Boll film, I once fell asleep trying to watch Alone in the Dark three nights in a row, at which point I gave it up as a bad thing.

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