Dark Skies


Aliens! This is a haunted house movie, only with aliens. It's nowhere near original, but unless you expect all of your scary movies to be unique, I can't see digging into it too much for that. As far as aliens creeping around and being scary, well, Signs did it better. And as far as haunted house/demon movies, Insidious and Paranormal Activity both did it better, which will immediately turn you off if you hate any of those movies (I know a lot of people dislike PA). Funny since, as the poster says, it's made by the same producer of those films. So all you have to do is read that to know whether or not this movie is for you. Personally, I'm a fan, so it was a no-brainer for me.

Dark Skies may not be a standout in its genre, but I wouldn't let its negative Rotten Tomatoes rating put you off; it's not a bad film. Maybe I'm just easy to creep out (okay, I am), but it delivers a few scares, although some of the intended scares were just silly. It's not all that shocking, either, but it was enjoyable enough for what it is.

My grade: B

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