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Old 06-04-15, 03:08 PM
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Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

Now this is a sequel we have all been waiting for....and even better, it has that guy from The Raid movies. They're nopt copying AvP or anything...

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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

The fuck?! Did Skyline even make a profit?
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

It's not even April 1st!!!

I watched this randomly a few months back and hated it.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

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The fuck?! Did Skyline even make a profit?
Box Office Mojo is your friend.

$66.8M WW gross on a $10M budget. So not great but still made a profit. Not saying it warrants sequel, however.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

I seem to remember that the ending kind-of annoyed me, but not much else about the film.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

I remember watching Battle: Los Angeles and Skyline and thinking Skyline was better. They're both shit, but Skyline stunk just a little bit less, and that fucking alien dogfight scene and nuke explosion were off the chain!
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

We finally get a trailer

BLOODY DISGUSTING:
We’ve been talking about Beyond Skyline, the sequel to 2010’s Skyline, for a few years now. The film, directed by Liam O’Donnell, was actually shot back in 2015, and we’ve now learned that it’s finally going to world premiere at Sitges this coming October.

Ahead of the premiere, Ain’t it Cool News just got their hands on the new international trailer, which introduces a premise I didn’t know I needed until this very moment: Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy, Election Year) kicking the shit out of alien invaders.

Yes please!

A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

The full cast includes Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell, Devil), Jonny Weston (Under the Bed, Project Almanac), Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Antonio Fargas, Pamelyn Chee, Yayan Ruhian, Jacob Vargas, Valentine Payen, Betty Gabriel, Jack Chausse, and Kevin O’Donnell.

Liam O’Donnell also wrote the film.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

Frank Grillo alone will probably get me to at least rent it and "try" to get through it.

World Wide Blockbuster is a stretch...
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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Frank Grillo alone will probably get me to at least rent it and "try" to get through it.

World Wide Blockbuster is a stretch...

Indeed! I thought the first one was middling and too talky, but the effects and technical polish were definitely there, and now that I realize it was profitable -- in addition to being fairly consistently visible on home formats ever since -- I can kinda understand this. It certainly broadens the scope of the original and suggests a mid- to lower-tier franchise a la the Cloverfield pictures -- you could probably convert any unproduced 'alien invasion' script into a Skyline installment rather easily. Looks like it has a little Chinese money behind it -- was that the case with the original?
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re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

Skyline had potential... I'll give it that. This looks bad.
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New trailer

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Re: Beyond Skyline (D:O'Donnell, 12/11/15)

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I remember watching Battle: Los Angeles and Skyline and thinking Skyline was better. They're both shit, but Skyline stunk just a little bit less, and that fucking alien dogfight scene and nuke explosion were off the chain!
Battle: Los Angeles had a great trailer, the music, everything just set the right mood that this was going to be a great action/scifi film...but holy macaroni, a textbook case of a film with a great trailer that turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments I have seen on the big screen.

I will not go out of my way to check out the sequel to Skyline, but if it hits Netflix/cable I will absolutely give it a shot.
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re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

At least Skyline had the balls to end unhappily... I give it kudos for that.
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re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

I'm not sure where this is playing... maybe going On Demand? But it comes out this week.

Reviews are making their way out.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/beyond_skyline_2017
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Re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

This is released 1/16/18 on BD:

https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Skylin...beyond+skyline

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Re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

Also didn't realize that the dude (Iko Uwais) from BOTH Raid films is also in this.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Also didn't realize that the dude (Iko Uwais) from BOTH Raid films is also in this.
As well as Yayan Ruhian (who was also in The Raid 1 & 2).

Both are wasted in this. Their best scenes are in the last 10-15 minutes of the film.

Currently on Netflix for anyone interested.

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Re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

As noted in the last film you have watched thread I saw this on Netflix today and it was not bad. In fact, one film has nothing to do with the other but I wish The Hidden 2 was half as good as this film. This could arguably be called an okay sequel while The Hidden 2 was worse than the crappiest The Asylum film I have seen (and I have seen some stinkers).

It may sound like I am damming with faint praise but it really was just entertaining enough to check out if you have seen the original.
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Re: Beyond Skyline (2017, D: O'Donnell) S: Grillo

Paired this up with “Extinction” for a Netflix double-feature, but fell asleep about 30 minutes in (me being up too late, not the movie). Finally finished it this morning ...

An entertaining waste of a few hours, but still far short of a sci-fi classic.

I thought they came up with some great characters and well-cast actors to play them. Grillo and Novakovic are both good even though they aren’t given a chance to develop any chemistry. The guys from The Raid weren’t a large part of the movie, yet were used better than they were in Star Wars. The character of Harper had some potential, but they missed out on the opportunity to stick his drug-addled brain into an alien drone.

The production values (sets, special effects, etc.) were surprisingly good.

The problem was a muddled story that actually had some great (but borrowed) underlying concepts that it almost ignores:

*The notion of the aliens being “the old gods” complete with a Cthulhu look.

*The idea of the invaders simply being farmers who planted us and came back to harvest a crop (us). I won’t say this succeeds, but in some regards it actually outdoes Ridley Scott’s blindingly flawed efforts in Prometheus and Covenant.

Complicating the muddled story is a movie that changes gears too quickly too many times. Add to that some rough editing and you have a movie that, at points, becomes hard to engage with.

All in all, if you have a few hours to kill on some sci-fi schlock, I’d say this is a good way to do it. If nothing else, the outtakes at the end are hysterical!

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