Skylines: Not as bad as many reviews say.

Skylines by Liam O’Donnell
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2 of 5 stars

When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what’s left of humanity.

Maybe you have to be a bit more of a science fiction fan than most to like this movie but, personally, I do not really understand why its ratings seems to be so poor? Sure it is not great but I rather enjoyed it.

The movie takes place a few years after the second movie, Beyond Skyline, in the franchise. A bit sad that they chose to have a rather apocalyptic setting where humanity really didn’t seem to have benefited from their new “allies” nor from the technology they actually acquired in the previous movie.

Unfortunately the writers also decided to go with a really standard Hollywood villain in the psychopathic, out of control, kill everything General Radford. Hollywood’s choices of bad guys are unfortunately rather limited in these agenda driven days.

If we overlook the poor bad guy and the poor plot that resulted from that choice (not sure which came first, the silly plot or the poor bad guy though) then what remains is really a very decent action movie with a fair amount of cool special effects.

There’s a fair amount of action. Both martial arts ones and the more trigger happy variety. The space scenes are also not bad at all and the monsters, well of course the old “baddies” are back and they added a few more varieties.

On the whole, I quite enjoyed the movie. Sure, it doesn’t really put too much load on the viewers’ brains but still, it is a quite decent movie. The one thing that annoyed me though, apart from the dumbass General, was Rose’s powers always shorting out at critical moments, even after she had supposedly overcome the interference of the “queen”.

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