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Beyond Skyline (2017)

R | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 2017 (China)
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A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

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

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Rated R for sequences of bloody sci-fi violence, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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$376,207, 15 December 2017

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$992,181, 22 December 2017
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Frank Grillo and Callan Mulvey previously starred together in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

Goofs

16min in, Mark the "seasond" detective asks his partner for a hand gun then asks if he has more "clips". No trained detective or any person that knows about guns would call magazines for a handgun "clips". See more »

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Rose Corley: [voice-over] When it all falls apart, you can surrender on sight. You can run for the exits or you can fight back... to your last breath. Until there's nothing left.
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References Indiana Jones et le temple maudit (1984) See more »

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Some interesting idea hinted on some scene in the movie didn't fully developed well. But we saw martial artist kick alien ass!
31 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Since HG Wells era, alien genre had shown human beings being exploited by technologically more advanced alien. It is not rare, the film of the genre use horror approach. For about a half an hour of this movie, the audience have to enjoy how the alien tear human brain apart from the host. We would see several corpse of pregnant women with open abdomen from where their baby were forcefully taken. Personally, I hate horror movies so I have to close my ear for half an hour.

Fortunately for me, the horror approach dissipated once the protagonist understand the situation and with unexpected ally, he successfully brought the alien ship down to a South-East Asian country. In the end, the protagonist join force with local forces to resist the rest of the alien.

Following the social-critic of HG Wells' War of The World, Liam O' Donnel the script writer also the director, deliberately put the central of the struggle to the third-world country as an antithesis of common Hollywood movie which usually put America as the hero. He chose South-East Asian because some countries in the region was politically intervened by US. The SE Asian countries also have history of civil war and rebellion to the dictatorial regime. Yet Liam also admit that he married a Laos girl and inspired from her country.

Unfortunately, some interesting idea hinted on some scene in the movie didn't fully developed well. In the end, all those background story became trivial and unmemorable.

However, we should admit that we watched Beyond Skyline not for a complex story. We watched Beyond Skyline because we wanted to see martial artists kick alien butts! In this aspect, Liam and crew had delivered the promise.


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