Skyline (movie)

Skyline (movie)

Skyline or Horizon in Quebec is an American science fiction film directed by Greg and Colin Strause , released onin the United States and thein France .

Synopsis

In the early morning, after a drunken birthday party in Los Angeles , friends are awakened by a blue light that captivates anyone who looks at her. This light is a sign of an ongoing alien invasion : ships are stationing over the main cities of the Earth and “sucking” people.

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The small group of friends tries to leave the building; a pursuit race engages against extraterrestrial ships …

Technical sheet

  • French and original title: Skyline
  • Quebec title: Horizon
  • Director : Greg Strause and Colin Strause
  • Scenario : Joshua Cordes and Liam O’donnell
  • Sets: Drew Dalton
  • Suit : Bobbie Mannix
  • Creature Design: Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr.
  • Photography : Michael Watson
  • Editing : Nicholas Wayman Harris
  • Music : Matthew Margeson
  • Casting : Liz Dean
  • Artistic direction :
  • Production : Kristian James Andresen and Liam O’donnell
    • Executive production : Bryan Tyler, Brett Ratner and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
    • Co-production: Paul Barry
    • Associate production company: Tracey Landon
  • Production Company : Hydraulx / Rogue Pictures
  • Distribution Company : Relativity Media / Universal Studios
  • Budget: 10 million $
  • Format : Color
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Science Fiction
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • Release dates:
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Distribution

  • Eric Balfour (VF: Pierre Lognay, VQ: Jean-François Beaupré ) : Jarrod
  • Scottie Thompson (VF: Fanny Roy ; VQ: Audrey Lacasse ) : Elaine
  • Crystal Reed (VQ: Amelie Bonenfant ) : Denise
  • Donald Faison (VF: Mathieu Moreau, VQ: Alexandre Fortin ) : Terry
  • David Zayas (VF: Erwin Grunspan, VQ: Manuel Tadros ) : Olivier
  • Brittany Daniel (VF: Marie Van R, VQ: Genevieve Désilets ) : Candice
  • Neil Hopkins (VF: Michelangelo Marchese , VQ: Philippe Martin ) : Ray
  • Robin Gammel (VF: Bernard Faure , VQ: Claude Préfontaine ) : Walt
  • Tanya Newbould  (pt) (VF: Guylaine Gibert ) : Jen
  • J. Paul Boehmer  (en) : Colin
  • Pam Levin  (pt) : Cindy
  • Phet Mahathongdy : Mandy
  • Tony Black  (in) Derek

Reception

Skyline was not shown to critics until it was released in the United States; however after this one he was severely criticized. The Rotten Tomatoes review site gives the film a 15% score based on 67 reviews for an average score of 3.5 / 10 1 . In the same way, Metacritic gave the film a score of 26 out of 100, based on 18 critics 2 . In Variety , Joe Leydon Destroys the Movie “Imagine a Benetton mix of Transformers and Independence Day and you are properly prepared for SkylineA copy of disappointing sci-fi thriller that is hardly more impressive than any TV movie SyFy ” 3 . Michael Philips of the Chicago Tribune wrote that” the effects are good enough for a fairly limited budget. And that’s about all there is to say about Skyline ” 4 .

OST

“Skyline: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is composed by Matthew Margeson, released by Varese Sarabande on November 16, 2010.

  1. “Do not Look Up” 1:40
  2. “Abduction” 3:29
  3. “The Escape” 3:32
  4. “Ship Down” 2:12
  5. “Skyline” 2:39
  6. “They’re not dead” 5:02
  7. “Make a Run for It” 6:15
  8. “The Cavalry” 2:41
  9. “Arrival” 3:41
  10. “The Resurrection” 2:17
  11. “Final Battle” 3:14
  12. “Jarrod is Changing” 3:50
  13. “Vaya Con Dios” 1:28
  14. “Loss of a Friend” 3:58
  15. “Inside the Ship” 4:33
  16. “Damage Control” 1:55
  17. “Iowa” (From the Slipknot Iowa album only used in the trailer) 15:05

Box office

The film is a financial success for Producers Rogue Pictures, Relativity Media and Hydraulx (The Strause Brothers Company) and Rat Entertainment (The Brett Ratner Company) bringing in nearly $ 78,693,371 for an estimated $ 10,000,000 budget 5 .

Next

Many times announced and then rejected, a sequel is finally started by his screenwriter and producer Liam O’Donnell without the brothers Strause at the realization but still the position of producers. The announcement was made in May 2014 during the Cannes Film Festival also marking his debut as a director for the big screen 6 .

The film is entitled: Beyond Skyline . It comes out in a limited number of rooms, in VOD and in digital version on. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on in the USA.

Notes and references

    1. ↑ (in) Criticism of Skyline on Rotten Tomatoes ”  [ archive ] , (accessed August 2014 )
    2. ↑ (in) Critique of Skyline on Metacritic ”  [ archive ] , (accessed August 2014 )
    3. ↑ (in) Criticism of Skyline on Variety ”  [ archive ] , (accessed August 2014 )
    4. ↑ (in) Skyline Review on the Chicago Tribune ”  [ archive ] ,

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