Here on Stinnett, The Husband and I do not have cable. It is an expense we can live without, especially since you can watch TV and movies via Netflix, Sling, and Prime. Sometimes it is like playing a fun game of good show/bad show because you never know how good the movie is until you are about 30 minutes in.
We have picked some really good ones of late. The most recent one is Beyond Skyline. It is the post-apocalyptic follow-up to Skyline – it is good, too – when the world was invaded and a different perspective, i.e. from the civilian perspective. There is a lot of action, some pretty good acting, a good story, and … wait for it … heroism! Another nice surprise was humor.
In the movie, a cop gets sucked up into an alien spaceship during an alien invasion. I need to stop there because if I go any further I will give away the movie! It has some pretty interesting complications, and, yes, the story has been done before, but this version is surprisingly good!
The movie took itself seriously enough to be fun and watchable, even collectible, but didn’t take itself so seriously as to be hokey or over – or under – the top. It knew the place it should be in, and so did the director and editor, as well as actors, and they achieved it wonderfully.
I didn’t intentionally watch this movie either. I was heading off to write and the movie’s story and action kept bringing me back until I gave up and watched the movie before going to work. This doesn’t usually happen.
Beyond Skyline is a decent 3.75 stars in my book. It is on Netflix this month.