The answer, of course, is: What's Skyline?

From the fraternal team that brought you Alien vs. Predator: Requiem... okay, perhaps that's an unfair (certainly unfortunate) place to start. Colin and Greg Strause's Skyline is the kind of film that needs Comic-con, and regardless of its final quality, it's also the kind of film that Comic-con needs. An original property birthed over a lunch meeting early last fall, Skyline is home-brewed sci-fi that appears to be as earnest and impassioned as it does harmlessly derivative. Eric Balfour, Donald Faison (Turk!), Scottie Thompson, and Brittany Daniel are a bunch of fresh-faced kids who love to PARTTAYYYY when suddenly - at 4:58 one morning (the trailer is very precise about this) - their hedonistic weekend is interrupted by a phalanx of aliens who really don't like Los Angeles (I can't blame them, but unfortunately I lack both their technology and their ambition). If the kids in Cloverfield weren't trendy enough for you, Skyline is the movie you've been waiting for and now know exists.

But Alien vs. Predator: Requiem was an unmitigated disaster, and being excited for whatever the Strause Brothers do next is like frothing at the mouth for BP's next big underwater project. That being said, sometimes Comic-con has a way of making you question the most well-earned of cynicisms. So here are 8 reasons why Skyline may not be the worst film of 2010:
categories Comic-Con, Cinematical