First Skyline Trailer Hoovers The Human Race Into An Alien Vacuum

By Josh Tyler 2010-08-10 16:13:05discussion comments
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The first trailer for Skyline has arrived and hereís the thing that surprised me the most: The posters werenít just metaphorical. If you havenít seen the poster yet, go here and youíll see an image which shows people being sucked up into the sky by an alien light. Iíd assumed this was just some reference to alien abductions and not actually something that would be happening in the movie. Boy was I wrong. Youíll see exactly that in the movieís trailers, alien ships sucking people up into the sky like giant vacuums. And hereís the really amazing thing: It doesnít look stupid. In fact, it looks kind of incredible.

Watch the first trailer for Skyline below or in HD on Apple. See you afterward for more on what itís all about.

As explained during the movieís panel at Comic Con, Skyline is ďabout mass abduction, and it's on a completely global scale. They don't shoot bullets, not laser beams. The way they prey on us is such a simplistic thing.Ē We definitely saw some of that massive scale in the trailer. I donít think Iíve ever seen anything quite like that on screen before.

The movieís official synopsis is a little simpler. It seems to make the movie sound more like a Cloverfield clone. It explains the film this way, ďAfter a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window.Ē But weíve already seen more of the aliens in this trailer than we saw of the Cloverfield monster in the entire film. Iím hoping for something grander.

Whatís really amazing is that the entire film was made on a shoestring, independent film budget. This isnít some $200 million Hollywood blockbuster. But the effects are pretty impressive anyway.
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