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See Evil Alien Ships That Look Like They Came From THE MATRIX!! A New SKYLINE Trailer Is Here...Does It Show Promise??

Published at: Sept. 30, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

Merrick here...
Hollywood appears to be in the midst of alien invasion mania, evidenced by the continuance of ABC's V, the coming of Steven Spielberg's FALLEN SKIES on TNT, the arrival of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES in theaters next Spring, Sam Raimi's purported involvement with EDF, and probably one or two others I can't recall at the moment. Also on the way? SKYLINE. This one's from Colin and Greg Strause, FX geniuses who directed the not-particularly-brilliant AvP: REQUIEM. Having heard story after story of how difficult it can be to jump into a franchise like ALIEN...or PREDATOR...not to mention a hybridization of both...,and being well aware of how difficult making any picture at Fox can be, I'm willing to temporarily suspend my disdain for REQUIEM and give these guys an open mind when approaching SKYLINE. This new trailer...suggests a visceral and atmospheric film that could feasibly work, and I'm very curious to see how it shakes out on the whole. See the new trailer (aka "Trailer 2") HERE.
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  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    HA!

    by blackwood

    I just complained in the EDF talkback, and lo.<p>I really like some of the imagery. It's creepy.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Harry Knowles can go fuck Himself

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    Reinstate D.Vader & Put Harry on a diet plan

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty good...

    by Valenni

    Hope the actors are up to the job. Cloverfield meets Aliens? I am up for that. :-)

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    RIP VADER

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    AINT IT PAYOLA NEWS

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    This site is dead. Nothing but shills now.

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    AvP2

    by thefiendishdrwu

    wasn't that bad. it was really bland, but it had some fun bits. it looked really damn good next to the first one though, worst double bill ever

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    They'll suck up every human from the planet

    by terrytips

    Until D.Vader is the last one standing. It is his final revenge.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    wooden acting

    by misnomer

    Shame the Strauses can't direct/cast better actors in their stuff. They're pretty good at pacing/visuals but the acting in this looks just as bad as AVP2. Same old generic-teen looking cast.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I hope you got plenty of Quarters......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Cause Defender has made a comeback!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I hope you got plenty of Quarters......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Cause Defender has made a comeback!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I hope you got plenty of Quarters......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Cause Defender has made a comeback!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I hope you got plenty of Quarters......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Cause Defender has made a comeback!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    my bad.....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I shot my load

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    my bad.....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I shot my load

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Requiem was awful

    by UGG

    but its because of the way those two unproffesional assholes conducted themselves on the imdb forums and here. That and the fact that watching AvPr is like wrestling with shit is why I wont be watching this

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Looks cheesy as hell

    by ApolloBrowncoat

    and yet I know I'll see it anyway.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    by MacReady452

    your dad was a good, yet psychotic man. He didn't deserve what these, exit only fuck holes, gave him.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    DEFENDER: THE MOVIE

    by letsfightinglove

    It's a dirty, filthy job, but it's gotta be done, There's a battle going on; it's gotta be won I'm a million miles from home in a foreign place The battle ground this time you see is outer space I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind-bender I'll defend this day to the end I'm the captain of this ship and it's men There's a lander up ahead, now he's going down Now I'm chasing the Vader around and around Here comes the bomb and this is my chance To fire the laser and watch him dance! I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind-bender I'll defend this day to the end I'm the captain of this ship and its men I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind-bender I'll defend this day to the end I'm the captain of the ship and its men A pilot is appeared at the top of the screen Their the hardest to get, if you know what I mean I missing the hit, now he's fading away I've done all I can, at least for today I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind-bender I'll defend this day to the end I'm the captain of the ship and its men I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind bender I'm the defender A mutant ender I'm the defender A mind bender I'm the defender A mutant ender

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    TOUGH TITTIES TURKLETON

    by Dharma4

    Dr. Kelso ftw, BUT the acting does look kind of plain. Still give it a shot, though. Love me some alien chaos.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    letsfightinglove

    by MacReady452

    I would tell you to use < P > with no spaces to make paragraph breaks, instead I'll do you a favor and tell you to abandon this turd site altogether. <p>WHERE IS MY D.VADER?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    HEY MACREADY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hook me up

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    To the whiners

    by SminkyPinky

    If you don't like this site then fuck off. Why in god's name are you still here? No one around tolisten to your pathetic whining in real life?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    looks ok to me

    by IamZardoz

    Im in...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    AVP requiem was just blackness

    by PaddyWhack

    How can anyone comment on whether Requiem looked good or not, you can't see shit. It's the worst colour timed film ever. Even the daylight signs are black. I thought the projectionist had messed up in the cinema where I saw this. Then I got the DVD and it's the same, and when shown on tv it's the feckin' same, just black, black, black. How it got released in that state is beyond me.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    QUIT YOUR WHINING SMINKY

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Humanity's only hope is...

    by monolithik

    THAT guy? The boy band bad boy/poor man's Federline guy? Fuck it. I'd rather be abducted and anal probed, thanks.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Looks like a terrible film with good visuals

    by SithMenace

    What else is new.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    ill see it...

    by Judge Briggs

    i love me some alien fucking up humanity visual movies... esp with B-2 bombers!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    by SminkyPinky

    Hands up who frequents websites they openly dislike just to slag it off? I thought so. I'm not sold on this film. Good visuals in the last trailer (can't see this one yet) but AvP Requiem was so unspeakably bad IMO that I need more convincing on this one.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Wuchyou need BSB?

    by MacReady452

    I'll hook you up with whatever you want brother.<p>Ludes, Z-J? Whatever.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    MACREADY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Can u hook a brother up with a key to the shelter? I knocked on the door but no one's answered yet ..

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, man

    by MainMan2001

    Honestly, I don't even want to write this, I don't but I feel the need to vent. It's the same movie over and over and over and over and over and over again. Nothing is new. This feels exactly like ID4 meets the Body Snatchers and throw in a little District 9 like effects. AVP 2 was worst then bad it didn't even count as a movie on any level. This will have cool moments to watch on blu-ray and nothing more. Also, do aliens only go after wanna be models, or is it just me?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    *hands up*

    by MacReady452

    sminky<p>the problem is I like this site, I just don't like what they did.<p>You must be a redneck right?<p>Love it or leave it and fucking your daddy's sister and all that?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Halo?

    by vadakinX

    Is anyone else reminded of the pods the Covenant forces in Halo crash down on? I'm talking about the blue energy coming down from the sky. <p> Also when I saw the first trailer I thought it was some vfx project from a college student or something. Didn't think it was an actual film. Shows what I know.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    SminkyPinky

    by DonLogan

    thethethe thethethethe scorchio!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    hot damn BSB

    by MacReady452

    it would be my honor. gimme a minute.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    MACREADY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks Bro! Much obliged!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Looks like Independence Day sequel

    by HerbWestAustin

    with no Fresh Prince.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by MacReady452

    the mod s are out and about currently. I'll hit you with it asap. Lemme see if I can email them direct. Sit tight.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I don't know what people expect

    by scudd

    This is an alien invasion movie. You aren't going to get cream-of-the-crop actors for it, unless the Coens or Aronofsky decide to make one. You're not going to this film to see Academy Award-nominated performances, you're going to see aliens kill people and blow shit up.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    MACREADY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks pal. No problem, no hurry. When they get a chance that's great. Appreciates!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Good riddance...

    by FUCK_VADER

    ...to bad rubbish. D.Vader was an idiot who didn't know how to keep his mouth shut.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    So what will they thwart the aliens with?

    by Nice Marmot

    And iPad? Droid maybe?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    so spoke a kettle

    by MacReady452

    *hour glass spinning*

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Who's this D.Vader guy you're upset about?

    by Bot-Bot

    Where's the thread that reveals he was banned? How do you keep track of all the names of talkbackers here anyways, unless you have enough time to read every goddamned comment?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Looks Like Fun

    by joshua

    Spaceships? Giant fucking monsters? Hot chicks with gross veins on their faces? Sold.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Lots of dumb acting but

    by kafka07

    cool special effects. And I am a misanthrope, so it's always fun seeing hordes of humans taken out.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    AVPR Was Way Brighter on Blu-Ray

    by Autodidact

    I liked it a lot better on blu-ray. I don't think they get enough credit for making a really nasty hard-R sequel to a PG-13 movie. How often does that happen? <p>And when shit finally starts to really hit the fan (the swimming pool scene), it's a balls-to-the-wall death and gore fest until the credits roll... the first properly exhausting and horrific Aliens stuff since Alien 3.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by MacReady452

    did you pay your respects to Greg Giraldo yet?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to it

    by TygerClaw

    This looks awesome, Better then the first trailer. Looks likes a cross between Cloverfield and ID4. I think it will be a fun movie, I always enjoyed alien invasion movies and this one has a very interesting to them.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    MACREADY

    by BringingSexyBack

    ....... just did!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    PaddyWhack

    by allstar21

    I too was mad to see how dark AVP: R was on DVD. But once I purchased it on Blu Ray it's a completely different film. It is MUCH brighter and there was no squinting your eyes to see details. I know AVP: R isn't an epic by any standard, but it was much better than that crap original.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by ApolloBrowncoat

    Eric Balfour tricks the aliens into installing Windows Vista.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    These people need to be sued

    by SmokingRobot

    Looks like a good movie. But the effects house that did this work didn't tell the 'Battle L.A.' people, 'oh yeah...we're also doing another alien spaceships over L.A. movie' before they hired on for their film. If I were the 'Battle L.A.' people I'd be pretty pissed off.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Effects and designs look awesome

    by SilentP

    but the acting and writing seem terrible. That woman shouting "Runnnnnnnnnn!" or the close up of Eric Balfour's face as he screams when the helicopter gets attacked were retarded. And hilarious.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    AVP2 sucked hard

    by Adelai Niska

    but then so did AVP1. I just hope it wasn't these brothers who decided to do shit like putting Aliens in a modern US town, or have the PredAlien have an "instant baby" attack against pregnant women. That shit was beyond retarded and insulting to Alien fans.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Boring

    by 60091

    I swear I've seen this type of movie before. Same premise wearing a new set of clothes.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Holding me hostage with Quicktime.

    by craptacular

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Nevermind, found it on YT

    by craptacular

    It doesn't look dragon wars bad.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Everyone loves pretty people from L.A.

    by Playkins

    How many people are going to relate to twenty-something neo-yuppies from Los Angeles? At least "Independence Day" made an effort to portray somewhat-regular people.<P> "Cloverfield" syndrome. I doubt I'll care if any of them survive.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Adelai Niska: I disagree.

    by Playkins

    "AVP2" Sucked hard alright, but I thought in comparison it made "AVP" look like a masterpiece.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Why would you design such a complicated looking ship

    by zyuray2

    I can't imagine an engineer creating blueprints for something with ten millions spikes and tubes and tentacles coming out of it. Why not just make it round.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I liked Reauie

    by RenoReno

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Battleship

    by MC-909

    Why has no one mentioned the fact Peter Berg's "Battleship" will also be an alien invasion movie? (Yes, that Battleship. The one based on the board game.)

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    fuck quicktime and applefags

    by thedarklingthrush

    that is all.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    STFU about the acting.

    by ragermac

    Tell me, how are people suppose to act when a fucking alien is after them? Would have have time to come up with some philosophical, meaningful dialogue? Hell no, you would be like "RUUUUUNNNNN, LOOKOUT!!!!!!!!!! Geez, everything can't be fuckin Inception. I think this looks great. And I understand that it is what it is. Can't wait!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I liked AVP2. THERE, I SAID IT!

    by RenoReno

    Without reading any reviews, or blogs I got to see the film completely disconnected from influence from douche bags that think they know about movies (and they don't even have one hair in their balls). The film is EXACTLY what you read in the comics. A gore fest where no kids or babies survive. Everyone gets eaten. HUGE kudos to that! Fun movie that a bunch of dickheads with no opinion but a followers opinion will rediscover later in life.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The effects are impressive

    by pushthebuttonmax

    and that's about it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    zyuray2

    by SithMenace

    It's alien tech, the ships may have been grown organically for all we know.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I HATED AVP-Rectum...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    But this looks like a fun, dumb time at the theater...even if it's totally derivative of: <p> Childhood's End/V, (giant ships hovering over multiple cities) <p> Transformers (alien robots that look like The Fallen) <p> Cloverfield (retarded cast of drunken 12-year-olds watching monsters on TV, ETC)... <p> Close Encounters, (light through the window) <p> Independence Day, (aerial dogfight) <p> And that's just in a two-minute trailer! <p> BTW, I have to admit, I'm a little freaked out that Colin Strause is German, and he married a JAPANESE woman!...Why don't you two adopt a couple of little Italian kids and be done with it, ADOLF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I might actually go to a theater and see this.

    by UltraTron

    Highest praise I can give these days. I always thought an independence day sequel should have the aliens return and we discover the first ship was just a smaller part of an even bigger mothership which completely encases the earth and rips it out of orbit and drives off with it to be used for resources on the go. Lucky for us we've reverse engineered much of their tech and built our own weapons to fight them. Golblum and smith must don alien power suits specially designed for them and infiltrate the ship so that goldblum can get the earth back into orbit around our sun. It's a tough mission for our heroes this time. 

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Hey that actually sounds doable. Go make that

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    The actors in independence day sucked.

    by craptacular

    I'd rather they spend the money on effects, so I don't have to listen to Will Smith or Bill Pullman.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    "not-particularly-brilliant AvP: REQUIEM."

    by skimn

    Umm, how about utter piece of maggot riddled donkey shit that was AvP:Requim? I'm sure thats the only time the words brilliant and AvP Requim have appeared in the same sentence, even if it's a slam. Way to soft pedal...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    craptacular

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    what about, uh, Jeff, uh, Goldblum, Goldblum?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    RenoReno

    by skimn

    Here, let me dangle these keys to get your attention. Whoza good boy? Whoza good boy? Yes you are....<p>Fucking retarded moron. Do you stare at traffic stoplights because changing colors fascinate you?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    AVPR was good if you ignore the humans

    by TheSecondQuest

    Seriously, ignore (or, if you have the software, edit-out) the human plotline and just focus on the Predator as the main character and it's a pretty decent flick. the human Planet Terror plotline is what ruined the film.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Is White Scrubs in this film also?

    by BobWinters5

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty...pretty formulaic

    by KillaKane

    Just seems like a poptboiler of imagery lifted from the likes of Matrix, Independence Day, Final Fantasy, WOTW etc. Is there a plot? Are the Straus Bros breaking any new ground here or is it just yet another predictable Alien Invasion rehash to showcase their VFX.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I should mention I watched it without sound...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    I'm in a library. I'll see if I still want to see it after I hear what's sure to be God-awful dialogue.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Zyuray2

    by SmokingRobot

    Their Alien Gods required them to build the spaceships like that. Good enough?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    FUNNIEST VIDEO GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    by DioxholsterReturns

    what this was a movie? but it was funny as hell dont tell me this supposed to be scary!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Acting

    by radioflyer

    FX and concept both look decent, but the acting is on a "Sharktopus" level.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Just watched Monsters

    by DinoBass

    It's on a lot of PPV sites. Looks very impressive for a low budget DIY, but I swear nothing at all happens in the movie. So many scenes of two people walking down a deserted road/path/city, etc. I'm guessing this film will similarly have great FX but absolutely no story.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Cyclonic Technology

    by D o o d

    from Dyson!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Looks like dumb fun

    by Tobiwise

    If the acting looks this bad on the trailer, it's going to be 5 times worse on the actual movie, these guys can shoot decent eye candy though, too bad dialog is probably gonna be shit...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    spent all the money on the cgi

    by brabon300

    and nothing on the cast<p>my god, some of that acting was god awful<p>if independence day and cloverfield had a bastard child, they would have named it skyline

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    A rousing "meh."

    by Rex Carsalot

    If it wasn't for the "don't you get it?! We are AT WAR!" crap, I might have gone all the way, but god damn that is lazy writing. And it looks like it should be called Transformers 3: Things Turning Into Things.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    "not-particularly-brilliant AvP: REQUIEM"

    by Rupee88

    "not particularly beautiful pile of steaming shit"

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Shakes out on the hole?

    by bat fastard

    Makes my mind go in the gutter.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    its a craptastic movie

    by DioxholsterReturns

    CGI carrying movie on its shoulders.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Looks generic and boring. No thanks.

    by KillDozer

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Cincinnati Space Chili vs. Texas Space Chili

    by Squashua

    Skyline chili is gross. Beef plus cinnamon and brown sugar vs. Beef plus tomatoes plus beans plus onions, etc. <br><br> Texas-style Space Chili wins every time.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Looks good.and cheap actors=more $$ for FX

    by The Founder

    I'm there

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This is what ID4 CGI should have been

    by JestaFool

    but I bet ID4 story is wayyy better.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    secret aircraft

    by Hairy_Gnomes

    Looks like some earth fighter craft we haven't seen before are revealed in one of the scenes battling the aliens. This may be an alright matinee.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    The ID4 CGI still outdoes this. This is straight to DVD stuff

    by cgih8r

    I love how the dude screams after the helicopter gets hit by tentacles.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Ia Ftagn!

    by melchior42

    Between these critters and the ones in Monsters, Cthulhu is getting a lot of love this year.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    D. Vader would never...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...See Evil Alien Ships That Look Like They Came From THE MATRIX!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Looks like Godzilla with spaceships

    by Pacino86845

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I hate movies

    by shran

    They are dumb.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    The initial teaser was much better

    by Kammich

    The initial teaser showed just enough of the (very polished) special effects, and had the money shot at the end of all the people getting sucked into the giant mother ship... but this full trailer shows how shitty this movie will probably be. the acting looks atrocious, just like in the Strause bros' AvP movie. and while I like the idea of actual monster-sized organic alien creatures running amok, the 2 minute trailer already had me bored with the over-saturation of the SFX shots. I'm such a sucker for alien/monster/invasion movies that I'll definitely catch this on DVD, but thats about it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    D. Vader is a bad man

    by zyuray2

    Why is everyone up in arms over someone getting banned from an internet message board, I dont get it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    CG-ID4

    by Fortunesfool

    Looks like a syfy channel movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Google Chrome blows

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    Every time I try to watch a bloody Quick Time trailer I get a black screen, audio, and then "Oh Snap!". Back to Firefox again...thought they fixed this bitch.<P>Trailer looks alright, tho.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Fortunesfool get your eyes checked

    by cgih8r

    ID4 is a mix of practical effects with CGI. This is 100% CGI and it shows.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Looks alright to me

    by coosawatchie

    Yep, I probably already know how the movie plays out, but the visuals look decent. Oh, and fuck Vader. If people miss him, or any poster, so much maybe they should not visit here any more and go find another site. I'm tired of this whiny gay Vader shit on every single TB

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Stargate Universe got better Special Effects

    by DioxholsterReturns

    see for yourself: <p> http://bit.ly/bGqfFh

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I don't mind Alien 4 or even the Newborn

    by UGG

    so technically I'm some sort of fuckin idiot but I fucking despise AVPR<p> It's like someone actually filmed shit, painted it with some shit, processed it through abit of shit, then played it onto more shit, and made me watch it through some shit.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Great thing about being a AICN reader....

    by shaft478

    ...gaining the ability to know that something sucks before it even comes out. No matter what it is. As a AICN read I just label things as shitty the moment that I see it. Even movies that most people like, such as No Country For Old Men or There Will Be Blood. As a AICN reader I KNEW that both of those films were shit before they even came out. I'm so happy to be a AICN reader.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "feasibly work"?

    by S-P-O-N-G-E.com

    Oh Merrick, you're such an expert. I hope you'll share more of your wisdom.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Eric Balfour

    by NippleEffect

    has been growing as an actor<p> He's been showing some decent range on Haven<p> Most of it he's a cocky smartass, but there's been some opportunities to show some depth

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck D.Vader

    by SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK

    Fuck D.Vader

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Was I suppose to laugh

    by Subaculta

    when that helicopter is racing toward them, they look at each other, smile, and then some huge tentacle knocks the heli out of the sky... just laughable.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Looks stupid.

    by Ironhelix

    Been done, and better. I am STILL waiting for a proper "alien invasion" movie. You know, one where the aliens don't travel light-years across the galaxy to suck people up into their ships. Also, if your civilization has the technology to travel between the stars, then subjugating the Earth is not even going to be a battle. At that level of technology, just travelling the distance would be the only difficult part of the mission. Wiping out the puny Earthlings would not be a challenge.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    ?

    by redkamel

    Why would it be difficult to jump into the Aliens or Predator franchise? there all these great ideas about what to do. AICN talkback had at least three good ones.<p> the only danger is if you are dumbass and decide whatever you do is going to win...eg Aliens vs Predators on present day Earth in Antarctica so you can go for the the teen slasher AND sci fi crowd. Fucking idiots should have adapted an AvP novel.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    skyline

    by redkamel

    wait, so the ships are alive? there are giant monsters that somehow managed to fly ships? the aliens have frog tounge? the ships are transformers? everyone in LA is white and 20 odd years old? I dont get what the hell is going on. <p>The special effects also look syfy channel level. Seriously. I mean, look at 1:33 and 1:48<p> I also laughed when the tentacles grabbed the chopper. Not only is it funny but when the tentacles hit at 60 odd mph, it barely moves.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Ironhelix

    by redkamel

    A proper alien invasion movie would be awesome. You could essentially base it off of earth colonizations. Aliens arrive with shiny toys/weapons. They put down resistance brutally, take everything, and enslave or put the humans in reservations. The humans eventually die out, and a few are preserved with endless life by the aliens, who observe them for scientific reasons. For a happy ending, the humans can run away and find a new planet, perhaps with help. Or give it a twist and make the aliens humans from the future, who have traveled back in time to ship earths resources to their alternate universe.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    It's a "Must See" for me!

    by billF

    So it's a movie with aliens and a large monster? I think my nerd meter just exploded! I have to see this movie on the big screen!! I can't wait!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Scottie Thompson shows some promise

    by gun_will_travel

    Now if she only shows some skin! Scottie = Hottie!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by Baryonyx

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    When things go wrong, do you just scream?

    by Spacelab

    Starring.... Dave 1 from Chromeo

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Attack of the 50ft eyesores

    by Silverhour

    'just don't look, just don't look'

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Looks better than the teaser trailer

    by lv_426

    Could be fun. I've been seeing comments around the net mentioning that the creatures/ships have a very similar design style to Crysis. I have to agree. Still looks interesting.<P>I really hope that Hollywood doesn't overdo the alien invasion films now that the bandwagon has left the cabin. We've got so many in the next year or two already. Plus all the PS3 and XB360 games that are doing the same thing.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    After all the big alien invasion flicks

    by lv_426

    Ridley's ALIEN ZERO and Cameron's AVATAR sequel(s) are gonna feel like a breath of fresh air.<P>Now if somebody could just get cracking on a "stellar" adaptation of Alastair Reynolds REVELATION SPACE, or one of Iain M. Banks CULTURE novels. They might as well make films of RINGWORLD and THE FOREVER WAR too.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    vadakinX - HALO

    by lv_426

    At the rate the HALO feature film is developing, by the time a HALO movie is released, so many other films will have lifted stuff from the franchise, that it will have a hard time standing out in the crowd. They need to get on it, now or never.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    looks pretty gay

    by RainesMaker

    more excited for battle los angeles

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    SOOooooo BASICALLY INDEPENDENCE DAY + DRAGON WARS = SKYLINE

    by gruemanlives

    That's how I see it anyways.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Oh good I love gay

    by skiff

    Not gay as in sucking dick but gay as in cool enough to be gay.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    TROMA MAKE BETTER MOVIES...

    by marineboy

    This looks awful...dreadful actors, dreadful dialogue...please-guys-stop-making-movies-and-stick-to-fx!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    looks interesting, but confusing

    by VAwitch

    with the new addition of the techno-organic ships & minions. <P><P>But being the SciFi junkie I am, I'll still be there opening weekend - just mebbe not for 3D or IMAX if offered ^_^

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    This has got nothing on ID4

    by cgih8r

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Big Dumb Popcorn Flick.

    by Creative1

    Can't wait to see it. Stephen Hawking was right...I'm just saying.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    WTF? Sheppard!!!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I swear the reapers came early. Where the f*** is Commander Sheppard!!! him and his rag tag crew of misfits will save us!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Starring Eric Bafour?

    by dukeroberts

    Was Brian Austin Green busy?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Huh...

    by Cobbio

    I actually liked that trailer, since I'm a fan of Eric Balfour. "Six Feet Under" and "Hell Ride" aren't horrible performances to have on your resume.<p> Hated "AVP: 2" for many reasons, but this looks more polished, like it's going somewhere. I hope it goes sick, disgusting-ville with the aliens and what they do to humans. I hope it's disturbing.<p> Maybe I'm just sticking my head in the sand. Oh well.<p> But I hope.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Eric Balfour?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You mean the guy who got his dick sucked by Lauren Lee Smith in LIE WITH ME? And by that I mean, he really got his dick sucked on film. And when I say "dick", I'm talking about an embarrassingly short penis. Good lord. I don't know how he lived that role down.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, midnight CST

    The aliens were sent by Jesus...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...He subcontracted the Rapture to them. They're kind of clumsy, but they get the job done...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I take it back...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    After watching the trailer with sound, I've lost all interest in this.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    87 Days of the AICN Boycott Left

    by James_Joyce

    D.Vader Reinstatement Countdown

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    What a terrible title

    by slone13

    SKYLINE was the best they could come up with?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Aliens Vs Super Chocolate Bear

    by dr_buggerlugs

    I kinda wished that it was Turk and JD fighting the aliens...