Skyline [2010] [PG-13] - 5.8.5

 
 

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A man and a woman (Eric Balfour and Scottie Thompson) travel to L.A. for his best friend's (Donald Faison) birthday party. Not long after they arrive, alien beings show up and they are not friendly. Also with Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Neil Hopkins and David Zayas. Directed by Colin & Greg Strause. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man seated on a couch appears to be sexually excited; people in another building watch him through a telescope and cheer when another man sits on the sofa next to him and they snuggle romantically (it is implied that he had been performing oral sex on the man).
 A man and a woman kiss. A man kisses a woman who is wrapped in a towel (her bare shoulders and legs are visible) and he smacks her on the buttocks as she leaves the room. We see photos on a digital camera of a man and a woman kissing and the man's wife or significant other finds the photos. A man comes out of a room after a woman had already come out and it is implied that they had been having sex. A man kisses a woman on the forehead.
 A man crawls toward a woman on a couch and suggests that they sleep there together. A man and a woman sleep in bed together and we see that his hand is resting on her clothed breast (he wears a tank T-shirt and boxers and she wears a tank T-shirt and panties).
 Men and women are shown in swim wear that reveals cleavage, bare abdomens, legs, bare chests, abdomens and legs. A man is shown bare-chested and wearing jeans. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. We see paintings on the walls that depict women in suggestive poses: there's one with a bare leg to the hip and another with a woman bare to the shoulder and holding a pistol.
 A man says that a woman is "smokin'."

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Alien vessels are large, have pointed spikes on the outer shell, bright lights slow from the center and they release creatures that move like octopuses through the air; other creatures move on all fours and have large pointed spikes on their limbs that spit long tentacles out of an orifice in order to grab and apparently ingest victims.
 We see piles of motionless human bodies (we hear distant moaning) and one-by-one they are picked up by alien creature tentacles and we see brains removed and the bodies are tossed into a pile.
 A man is grabbed by an alien creature's tongue-like tentacle and taken in its "mouth," but a car crashes into the creature and it slumps to the ground; the man that was just eaten is pulled out of the creature covered with slime and gasping, and the creature grabs the man's head with its tentacle and pulls out his brain (we see the brain and severed stem).
 A man is grabbed by an alien creature, he slashes at it with a butcher knife, attempts to crawl away, he is stabbed through the chest by the creature's long, sharp talon, and he lights a cigarette lighter which causes an explosion and blows flames out of the side of the building. A man slashes an alien creature with an ax, the alien cuts the man on the leg (we see blood), and a woman stabs and hacks the creature in the "head" with an axe and pulls out a human-looking brain.
 A woman looks into a bright light, her eyes turn milky gray, the veins in her face darken and become more pronounced, she moves toward the light, moans and quakes, and she is grabbed by a tongue-like tentacle from an alien creature and pulled into an orifice (we see her legs flailing and is then absorbed completely).
 A car with a man and a woman in it is stomped on by a large alien creature; the car is then picked up, the man falls out (it is understood that the woman was killed) and onto the ground, the car is dropped near the man, and he runs away but is grabbed by a long slithering tongue-like tentacle and pulled back into an orifice in the creature's limb.
 An alien creature searches an apartment where several people are hiding. A woman is grabbed around the waist by an alien's tentacle, a man cuts the tentacle off and we see it flop to the ground with some slimy goo spilling from the wound. A man beats an alien creature using a cinderblock and then punches it repeatedly until his fists pull out glowing blue bits with every blow. An alien creature beats another alien creature with several punches.
 Alien creatures take two pregnant women and it appears that the fetus is taken from one of the women (we hear her screaming and see her thrashing and holding her stomach). We see human brains being inserted into a tube and floating toward a dispensing area where alien creatures are shown absorbing the brains into their own heads.
 An alien creature scans a woman's abdomen and we hear a rapid heartbeat (indicating that she is pregnant). A creature moves toward a woman, she falls back on the ground, the creature moves on top of her and after it is pulled away we see the woman covered with slime.
 A man looks into a bright light coming from outside an apartment, we see his eyes turn milky gray and the veins in his face become dark and pronounced and he moves toward the light; a woman screams and the man disappears (we see this scene again and this time the man is heard breathing erratically and grunts before he disappears). A man looks into a bright light and moves toward it; we see his eyes turn milky gray and the veins on his face and hands turn dark and become more pronounced; a woman tries to keep him from moving toward the light and a man tackles him to the floor where he convulses and thrashes until he eventually recovers but is still shaken. A woman looks into a bright light and moves toward it, we see her eyes turn milky gray and the veins on her face and neck become dark and more pronounced, and she is separated from the hold of the light and recovers. A driver and passenger in a car get out of the car and move toward a bright blue light and disappear.
 Alien creatures hover outside buildings searching for people: one creature opens a sliding glass door, moves through an apartment, a dog inside barks, and it and its human companion are taken away (we hear the man yelling but do not see what happens to them). Several scenes show many, many people being lifted into the air and toward an alien vessel in the sky (we hear distant screaming).
 A man hits another man in the face and then punches him in the face, and the man grabs the aggressor around the throat and lifts him in the air. A man shoves another man against a wall and yells at him. People argue in several scenes. A woman tells a man that she is pregnant and they argue briefly.
 A large alien vessel falls from the sky with billowing smoke and crumbles when it hits the ground and there is a large shockwave that moves along the ground. Many military planes approach and open fire on alien vessels, and there is a firefight with some of each being destroyed. A helicopter is pulled out of the air by an alien's tentacles and slammed into the side of a building.
 We see something moving among buildings on the ground throwing up dust but cannot make out what it is from a distance.
 There is loud rumbling and an apartment shakes; the occupants think it is an earthquake. Bright streaks of light shoot from the sky and strike the ground in numerous places in a number of scenes. Two men startle each other when they run into each other in a hallway. A man loads a handgun and carries it with him while he investigates strange goings on.
 A man says that an alien attack "is like the rapture." A woman says, "He's gonna' get her killed."
 A woman vomits in a toilet (we hear retching and splattering). A woman gags and seems like she is going to vomit, but does not. A man urinates and we hear a trickle. A man lifts his shirt to reveal a patch of darkened veins and we hear sizzling.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 12 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 6 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two men drink shots of alcohol, people drink alcohol at a party, and a woman mixes alcoholic beverages at a poolside bar. A woman smokes cigarettes in a few scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Alien invasions, Hollywood, survival, friendship, betrayal, fear, unplanned pregnancy, radiation poisoning.

MESSAGE - Los Angeles can be a tough place.

Special Keywords: S5 - V8 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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