‘Skyline’: quick review

I watched Skyline (2010) last night. Yet another alien invasion film. 

Overall, not a bad movie. There were several scenes that seemed to be direct borrows from the 2005 interpretation of War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. (And since they were only five years apart, it might be fair to compare the two films.)

I preferred War of the Worlds. The characters in Skyline were only marginally likable. (When are screenwriters and directors in the horror/apocalyptic fields going to learn that moviegoers don’t become invested in unlikable characters?)

Nevertheless, Skyline has a few scenes that are genuinely suspenseful—including at least one that is unmistakably borrowed from War of the Worlds

I would give Skyline 2.9 out of 5 stars.