Having prepared myself for a huge budget, Hollywood-friendly, man vs. aliens epic, I found myself somewhat dumbfounded at the bizarre results offered up by the Brothers Strause’s Skyline (2010). On one hand, it is not only derivative of just about every major film of this kind to have emerged over the past 20 years; it’s actually guilty of wholesale robbery, lifting scenes and images directly from a series of movies, which we will come to later.
The scenes, in which the group is running through the grounds of their apartments in slow motion, hold more in common with a spoof action movie than a tension-fuelled disaster film. Equally amusing is the laughably wooden dialogue that exists between the gang. Any attempts at creating even the slightest amount of character interaction or development fall flat, as a result of the unconvincing performances and the lazily thrown together screenplay.