In our 2-star review of Skyline, Ben Kendrick argues the film did not live up to the lofty expectations associated with its comparisons to District 9 and Independence Day. Instead, we got something that felt more like a glorified SyFy channel movie. But we knew the potential pitfalls with the Strause Brothers’ previous foray – they directed Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.
Skyline wasn’t all bad. The filmmakers didn’t hold back any punches on the city of Los Angeles like some alien invasion blockbusters. Unfortunately, the focus on effects and action proved costly with some of the weakest acting and plot development in 2010.
Just days after Skyline was released in theaters, the producers stepped up to the plate and defended their film against a barrage of negative reviews. While some critics did overreact by calling it the worst film of the year, it certainly won’t be shunned by the Razzies.