I don’t see why this is a big deal. It’s no different than, say, Skyline, my worst movie of 2010…
Oh, the glorious awfulness!
I’ve finally gotten through the last few films I needed to see for the year, and am now able to definitively declare that of the 208 new theatrical releases I saw during the award year (which doesn’t really end till the Oscars are handed out next month), these 10 are the very worst of the lot…
Like 80s V, only better than the terrible ABC redo that’s about to return.
Plus: the shocking number of British actors who have not been in a Harry Potter movie; is Wikileaks’ Julian Assange being persecuted?; we don’t need no stinkin’ objectivity in journalism; and more.
It sounds like Hall is saying, however, that we should all have run out opening weekend to see Skyline — or any movie we suspect will be garbage — because we owe something to Hollywood! Which is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.
It’s a shame Skyline is so terrible, because Eric Balfour is really pretty cute.
This isn’t a movie: it’s an FX demo reel. It’s not about anything: it doesn’t reflect any contemporary fears that afflict individual people or anxieties that grip our entire culture. It has nothing to say beyond: “Don’t alien ships in the skies over Los Angeles look sorta interesting, and perhaps you would like to hire us to create the FX for your next sci-fi action film?”
Skyline today brings us yet another invasion by aliens who hate us. I suppose nice aliens won’t invade us in dramatic ways that require millions of dollars in special FX to depict, but still: couldn’t we get overrun just once in a cinematic while by little green men who want to hug us until we are agreeably contented?
AMC’s new zombie drama, The Walking Dead, enjoyed the highest-rated premiere on cable this year: more than eight million people tuned in to see the world end… again. Why?