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YMMV: Skyline

YMMVs for the film:

  • Arc Fatigue: Most of the movie is spent with the characters running around a building and getting killed, the plot going nowhere until the end.
  • Cliché Storm: One of the major critiques of the film.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: The drone attack on the aliens. Everything the air strike in Independence Day should have been.
  • Idiot Ball: The groups initial plan to head to the yacht, since the aliens aren't over the water. Because a single boat on the water wouldn't be an obvious target to a race that have machines that can fly!
  • Narm: The Slow No scene. It's...cheesy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Every single "monster" out in the street is being controlled by the repurposed brain of what just a day or so ago was a human.
    • Which potentially means that the alien machine in the underground parking garage could have been the old guy with the dog upstairs.
    • The scene with thousand of screaming people being sucked up by the ships.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Shiploads of it in the trailer.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Stealth Bomber is generally agreed upon to be the coolest scene in the movie.
  • Special Effects Failure: If you look closely the first time Turk, er, Terry shoots at the lock, literally nothing happens to the door.
  • Squick: The aliens in everything they do, but especially the giant, four-legged collectors. They harvest people by grabbing them with a tentacle that shoots out from their feet. Once caught in the foot, the victim is forced inside by all four equidistant toes shoving them in with a sickening crunch.
  • The Untwist: So a hyper advanced race of aliens invade Earth, decimate our defences, rip our military forces apart and begin abducting humanity because their batteries are running out of juice. How will our race defend our right to survive and prevail against this evil force? We don't.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: One of the brain-powered death machines regaining its humanity and fighting to overthrow the monsters who threaten to do this to everyone on Earth? What a great story! ... Wait, that was just the last five minutes? Crap.
  • Villain Sue: The aliens to an unbelievable degree. Absolutely nothing stops them, they brush every attack, and the heroes completely fail to fight back against them. Probably the biggest moment is when the aliens manage to shrug off a nuke without any trouble.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Most of the film's 10 million dollar budget went into the effects. It shows.


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