Review of 'Skylines'

skylines.jpg Following on from the events of Skyline and Beyond Skyline, Skylines sees humanity fighting out against the invading aliens. Human-alien hybrid Rose (Lindsey Morgan) is with the human resistance who discover a virus that is reverting the now-human controlled alien Pilots back into mindless killing machines. The one hope they have of saving the Pilots is to retrieve the core of the Harvester mother ship Rose destroyed five years earlier which is now on the alien home planet “Cobalt One”…

It strikes me that the name of this film, “SkylineS” (with a trailing “s”) mimics the naming of Alien sequel “AlienS” in not only the name but also in the theme: Military commando action flick with lots of guns and a spooky alien planet. The films feel very similar to one another but “Skylines” has a much simpler plot and much more one-dimensional cast. The effects look great and it is a bit interesting to see the Alien planet but really it just serves a haunted house with the occasional bit of nastiness to keep things interesting. Without giving too much away there is also the now-familiar duplicitous military story angle. Seriously, have we not had too much of this? Yeah, we get it, you can't trust the “man”, got it, can we have something more interesting please?

Much better than the original film “Skyline” but not as good as “Beyond Skyline”, “Skylines” disappoints but it is still a bit of mindless action fun.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2021-04-10

Directed by: Liam O'Donnell

Studio: Mirabelle Pictures Productions

Year: 2020

Length: 113 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction

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