Skyline trailer is mind blowingly good
I've just watched the high definition version of the trailer for Skyline, and my first words of advice to you are to watch it in high definition. If you have a big screen get the bigger version, 720p, 1080p, the biggest. I say that, because the trailer looks amazing.
The effects look great, the build-up strong, but the reveal, if you don't know what the actual story is about before you see those last moments, it's a pretty cool moment.
That's what happened with me, I didn't know the story before I watched the trailer, so what I'll do is give you the link for the Apple Trailers trailer in high definition through Quiet Earth, and embed the trailer below, before talking any more about the film.
Personally I'd suggest the high definition version, as big as you can watch it.
Seen it? Well what did you think? That last shot just caught me, and the whole build up was great. The effects of the ships parting the clouds and coming through showed you just enough but not too much and while there are shades of other alien arrival films, already this has enough to stand out from the rest.
Don't you love the news announcer's lines to camera before the events start to unfold? Even better when you don't realise what the story is about.
Here's the blurb for Skyline which tells us a little about the film, everything we should now know form the trailer.
In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Skyline is directed by Colin and Greg Strause and written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell. The Strause brothers continue to be big in other films on visual effects, hey just completed the effects for Battle: Los Angeles, but they also directed AVPR: Aliens vs Predator: Requiem. Interestingly both Cordes and O'Donnell are both in visual effects too, although not to the level of the Strause brothers.
So it's no wonder that the trailer looks so good, but start of the story works well too, the question is will the rest of the film? After all what's going to happen to the people once the aliens have them? What's going to happen to Earth? Genocide? Taking everything? I think this film may look to history to see how we would be treated.