The One Movie You Should See This Week (11/11/10)

by Andrew Osborne

Skyline

Big stars, high concept and bits of Los Angeles exploding can only mean one thing: summer blockbuster season is finally here! Unfortunately, it’s November, which means it’s actually summer leftover season, featuring the junior varsity blockbusters that weren’t quite strong enough to compete with all the warm weather sequels and video game adaptations (but might do some business before the entire world goes to see Harry Potter next weekend). In the meantime, there’s Skyline, which, according to the trailer, seems to be set in the late 1990s, when Dan Rather was a network news anchor and extraterrestrial CGI raining down on L.A. was enough to sell a movie. Back then, of course, effects-heavy A-list event films cost big bucks to produce, whereas the SFX veterans helming this invasion thriller apparently kept their budget low by only spending money on effects (leaving just half a million for the story, characters and other non-essential items).

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