Dark Skies

2013

Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

398
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 64341

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Keri Russell as Lacy Barrett
J.K. Simmons as Edwin Pollard
Alyvia Alyn Lind as Young Daughter
Dakota Goyo as Jesse Barrett
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by beorhouse 1 / 10

Stereotypical 'Merican Family & Plot

Yet another piece of schlock about UFOs terrorizing humans. Yes, there are extra-dimensional creatures alright. We generally refer to them as demons. They do not live on other planets, and they do not fly around in spaceships. They do, however, abduct humans who are not protected by guardian angels. Think I sound crazy? Talk to a UFO fanatic.

Reviewed by Reno Rangan 7 / 10

A dark force from out of the world!

It was one of the long due film, despite releasing just 4 years ago. Those who saw it said me not to miss it. But they also warned me it was a common horror theme with a slight change in the storyline. Since horror is the least average rated genre in my collection, I was not expecting it to be a masterpiece. That could be another reason why I liked it. Yeah, the same old blueprint horror flick, even though it was not as bad as what some people are saying. Except the opening quote reveals most of the film's twist. And the twist at the end was not actually a twist if a person knew it before.

A small family struggling with finances, lately witnessing some strange events in the house. But once it takes a serious turn, now they must find a solution for it, or else the unity might fall apart. After getting some idea of everything happening, they meet an expert and gain some important inputs. Now their fightback begins, the challenge they are about to face going to decide the future of the family. Their plan and its execution, the remaining film is to tell us what happens to them.

The JK Simmon's role was one of the most overused roles is horror films. I did not like that, but I liked his appearance. It is also an open end if this film gets a sequel. Like usual when a family struggling, people around them going blind were a cliché. Yeah, I know horror films can't get out of such thing. It's very rare to see a film out of these platforms. Yet it was an okay film, if you prefer a decent entertainment over an experimental film, which is not guaranteed entertainment. But usually it is an enjoyable flick by most of the people. Despite familiarity, one would have a nice time with it.

7/10

Reviewed by Wuchak 8 / 10

Enter Sandman (slow burn alien visitation horror)

RELEASED IN 2013 and directed/written by Scott Stewart, "Dark Skies" chronicles increasingly strange events at the Barrett residence in Suburbia, USA. The parents (Josh Hamilton & Keri Russell) slowly come to believe that the cause of the havoc might be extraterrestrial. J.K. Simmons plays a solemn expert on the subject with whom the couple seek advice.

This is an amalgam of "Poltergeist" (1982), "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), "Signs" (2002), "The Forgotten" (2004) and "Night Skies" (2007). It's as good or better than the best of 'em and is significantly more compelling than "Signs," which is a decent movie but "Signs" is actually about something other than alien visitation (see my review for evidence).

Critics say the movie's "too slow," but I never got this impression. I found the steady build-up engaging with several effectively creepy or scary moments. This is the opposite of lame horror flicks like "The Hollow" (2015) where the filmmakers overdo it with amped-up horror clichés every three minutes to hold the attention of viewers with ADHD. Russell is competent and attractive, but looks like she needs to gain about 20-25 lbs.

THE MOVIE RUNS 97 minutes and was shot in Santa Clarita, California, with additional work done in NYC.

GRADE: B+/A-

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