Written May 24, 2015
Horror flick about family being terrorized by aliens has individual scenes that are creepy but they never add up to anything. Dark Skies never really builds up any dramatic momentum and often seems to be borrowing liberally from other films like Sinister and the Paranormal Activity flicks. There are also ridiculous lapses in logic--if the aliens can get in and out of the house without opening any doors or windows or completely vanish from a bedroom as soon as a light switch is turned on then what's the point of boarding up the windows? If you think the aliens want one of your children why would you send them away to a separate room by themselves when the aliens come? If you think aliens implanted a probe behind your ear why not get a surgeon to try and remove it rather than do it yourself? If a child wakes up with geometric shapes branded to his skin why wouldn't he tell his parents? Then there's the ending which elicited groans and loud comments from members of the audience.
Written September 23, 2014
This movie is about alien abductions [I'm not giving away anything here , it's in the trailer] . Keri and Josh are a married couple with two kids . When strange , disturbing events start happening [on one occasion , a flock of birds just dive bomb into their house , killing themselves , of course] they are at a loss as to what is the cause . The kids even start acting strange and it's not too much later when the parents join in on the looney tunes . Dakota plays their oldest son . J.K. plays an expert on alien abductions and shares his knowledge , when all the other explanations give out . The story is interesting [if you like the subject matter] but I did not care for the ending .
I would not buy this one on DVD but it would be a good rental .
Written October 25, 2014
Movie was pretty good. Not nearly as scary as I'd hoped it would be. Had a nice little story line to it. I say if you have nothing else to do, definitly worth the movie ticket price. P.s. has a pretty surprise ending!
Written May 25, 2015
Dark Skies will have you on the edge of your seat right from the start. !! With an amazing twist you don't expect at the end! Definetley a MUST SEE!
Written August 04, 2015
Obviously, ya gotta be a scary movie fan for this one to begin with. Overall, this was an exciting thrill ride with some slick effects. But, at the end of the day, we've all seen this done before and this one just doesn't stand out.