Sound Off: The Strause Brothers' Skyline - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're brothers, visual effects wizards, and filmmakers - Colin & Greg Strause - and their second feature film after AVP:R, a low budget sci-fi movie called Skyline, hits theaters today. Starring a cast of little known actors, including Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, the action takes place mostly around one apartment. How was this surprise sci-fi contender that we first learned about at Comic-Con this year? Was it worth the hype? How are the visual effects and aliens they encounter? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of the Strause Brothers' Skyline!
I finally got to see Skyline over the weekend and wanted to provide my own thoughts, as I'm updating this section with my thoughts. Everyone was right - this was painfully mediocre, completely boring, a waste of a great concept. I guess it all went wrong with the story, because some of the visual effects were pretty damn good for a low budget movie like this, but that wasn't enough. Plus, what the heck was I even watching? By the end we're just seeing some aliens suck brains out of nearly dead people. Who cares? I can definitely see Skyline being forgotten rather quickly now that its been playing in theaters. Too bad it wasn't a better flick.
What did you think of the Strause Brothers' Skyline? An awesome sci-fi movie or total mess?