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Dark Skies (2013) Movie Information

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6115

Avg. Rating:

2.49/4

# of Ratings:

35

Genres:

Thriller

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/22/2013

DVD Release:

05/28/2013

Director:

Scott Charles Stewart

Actors:

Keri Russell
Dakota Goyo
Josh Hamilton
Kadan Rockett
J.K. Simmons
Annie Thurman

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A boy is targeted by abduction from aliens, who send one of their own after him, disguised as a human. -- Chris Kavan

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Goombs 02/20/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

Formulaic sci-fi, thriller, horror or whatever they are categorizing these types of movies as today. I knew what was going to happen going into it without any knowledge of its contents. Forgettable and sometimes boring, although I can think of worst films to burn 90 minutes to.

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Matthew Brady 02/05/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

A boy is targeted by abduction from aliens, who send one of their own after him, disguised as a human. This movie ripped-of close in counters and signs but this movie was a good alien movie.

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  Daniel
Daniel
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06/11/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Aliens did not disappoint.

Considering our exposure to countless films about extraterrestrial life and abduction conspiracies, the overall poor quality of the majority of them has made us somewhat skeptical about current and upcoming films that share this genre. Dark skies, in my opinion, delivers a rehashed story line but in an incredibly captivating manner. It follows the basic formula where an unsuspecting family starts to experience unusual happenings to them or close ones, which then escalates to ultimately them understanding what they are dealing with, and wraps off with the appearance of the aliens and picks one of the outcomes of either fending off the aliens completely, while being branded as fanatics or lunatics, or the other outcome where there is a loss of some sort. The unique manner that shines throug...

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3.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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05/21/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Close Encounters of the Freaky Kind

I was expecting Dark Skies to be another typical horror film - the same possession/strange things in the dark but with an alien angel. Granted, there is a lot of things about Dark Skies that seems overly familiar - but I was impressed that even with the somewhat recycled plot points, I was still happy with the results.

Horror, to me, is so much better when it at least seems plausible that it could happen. Dark Skies presents us with the Barrett family - a family that could come from anywhere: financial straights causing the parents a lot of stress, adolescence doing the same for the oldest son and the youngest is having dreams about the Sandman (a creepy guy from a book his brother reads him over their walkie talkies). It's so... typical that what happens during the course of the film ...

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2.5/4 

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  Lee
Lee
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05/21/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Not what i thought this would be but that's good

When i first saw the trailer for 'Dark Skies' Although looking somewhat creepy I figured it was the std sub horror of a family who moved into a house inhabited with ghosts that take control of them making them do things they would not normally do for example in the trailer Keri Russell (Tv's Felicity) who has an expressionless look on her face continually bangs her head on a window. Now after watching the movie I was totally surprised that ghosts weren't in fact the case here however they were visited and terrorized by something much more scarier and real in my opinion...aliens.

I like when I see a film expecting something and it turns out to be much more and totally different then what I was initially expecting. Although the cast aside from Keri Russell are not that well known, I o...

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3/4 

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  Jacob Zembower
Jacob Zembower
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03/13/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Dark Skies

Being that I'm obsessed with aliens, alien abductions, and other out of this world topics, I was very intrigued by Dark Skies. Then I saw the trailer and it seemed like it was going to be one of the most unintentionally hilarious films of the year. To my wonderful surprise, it is anything but. Dark Skies is a very creepy, suitably creepy, and at times tense as hell. Obviously made by a director with more on his mind then cheap scares, the film is more than just a run-of-the-mill alien invasion horror film, focusing also on the difficulties the family is facing (only without melodrama.) Performances are good all around, especially Keri Russell, who is one of the more underrated actors of today. Overall, Dark Skies has it's flaws, but it hits far more than it misses (which is not often) and...

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2/4 

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