Dan alerted me to the trailer for Skyline, a new Schi-Fi film from Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), last week and I just got around to watching it yesterday. I say Schi-Fi instead of Sci-Fi, because this appears to be one of those Independence Day-style movies where the shit hits the fan and everyone in Los Angeles receives a stern pruneslam from invading aliens. It also appears to have me grossly conflicted on whether or not this will be a wonderful, bombastic holiday treat (it hits theaters on November 12, 2010), or a big-screen blast of something better suited for the SyFy Channel . Given that the Brothers Strause got their start in special effects and started their own special effects company (Hydralux), and given the fact the movie stars Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, I don’t hold any hope this movie will do particularly well.
However, before I start digging Skyline’s grave, tell me what you think of the trailer. Perhaps I’m completely wrong and this will picture will be a surprise holiday hit. Based solely on the effects, I’m hoping that’s the case, because I enjoyed the trailer immensely.