Behold the giant people vacuum in the poster for SKYLINE

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 19th, 2010

I'm not sure how I feel about SKYLINE at this present moment, as I tend to have a love/hate relationship with the film. Already? I know!

On one hand, I loved the premise when I first heard of it (the film centers around a group of friends who return to a high-rise loft in downtown L.A. after a night of partying only to eventually discover that they are the lone survivors of an unknown extraterrestrial force that exterminated most of humanity) and was being touted as the next potential CLOVERFIELD or PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. On the other hand, it was being touted as the next potential CLOVERFIELD or PARANORMAL ACTIVITY...and anytime a film is described as the next anything it usually means Hollywood is trying to force lighting to strike twice in the same place.

Then I saw the trailer, bringing me to my feelings at said present moment. And then I saw the following poster from ShockTillYouDrop, and my negative feelings grew deeper. In all honesty, the film is beginning to look more and more SyFy meets The Asylum. Check it out after the break to make your own judgments.

In reality, the film does not come from SyFy or The Asylum but rather The Brothers Strause, primarily known for their visual FX work on films like IRON MAN 2, AVATAR, and THE BOOK OF ELI. They're also the ones responsible for directing AVPR: ALIENS VS PREDATOR – REQUIEM...which isn't exactly causing me not be hesitant towards SKYLINE.

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