Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Skyline

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Skyline – Opening November 12, 2010

What can I say? I’m a sucker for sci-fi. This trailer is the definition of a teaser where almost nothing is actually revealed. Most recently, an alien race invaded cities all around the world on ABC’s television reboot of “V.” This arrival, however, reminds me much more of the unforgettable darkening of the skies and explosive eruption of the alien ships in “Independence Day,” a fantastic film I remember very fondly. I do worry that this threatening invasion could be something terrifying like the trailer for “The Fourth Kind” indicated. The image of those blue lights shooting down from the sky interspersed with televised warnings about how scientific studies have discouraged humans from attempting to make contact with alien life is extremely effective. That final shot of the humans being sucked up into the ship like in the vacuum of a tornado is particularly frightening and reminds me a lot of “War of the Worlds.” The tagline “Don’t Look Up” is particularly awesome, and as long as this isn’t a deathly scary horror movie, count me in. You wouldn’t know it from this teaser, but there are actually actors in this movie, mostly amassed from television: Eric Balfour (many cancelled shows and the still-on “Haven”), Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), and David Zayas (Batista on “Dexter”). While it's not quite as exciting, this trailer seems most to me like the original one that surfaced for the then-untitled "Cloverfield." This looks like a wild ride, and I plan to be first in line.

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