Thursday, October 29

Movie Review: Dark Skies (2013)

Length: 1 hr & 37 Mins
Released: 2013
Genre: Mystery & horror
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: On Netflix


As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family. 


Boyfriend and I watched this a while back. We were looking through movies the other day and looked at this and said, “huh…maybe we should watch this. This looks good.” After about 15 mins I realized that we had watched this before. So…what does this say? It was kinda sort forgettable. After re-watching it, I realized it was good, but yes…forgettable.

It was indeed creepy. At first they hint that it is ghostly, but soon it’s revealed to be aliens cause havoc. Aliens scare me, especially if they are creepy a-holes who are kidnapping people/kids for no real reason. There was never a reason specified here.

The acting was decent. The family stereotypical in many ways, so I rolled my eyes a lot with the family. Especially with the two boys. Seen this family dynamic a million times in horror movies. WHY DOES EVERYONE IGNORE THE SIGNS!? REALLY? REALLY? That is “normal”? Not strange at all…especially with the security alarms blaring even though the doors and windows are securely locked and nothing seems to be touched. Whatever…live in your delusion I guess. Why is this family dynamic always the same? Shake it up! Gah. Especially the dad’s reaction to the paranormal things going on. I get it…manly pride and all, but honestly? Good lord.

I guessed the ending, but it surprised me that I was right. There were some foreshadows, but I didn’t except them to do what they did. I’m glad, but I am surprised. It did end as a cliff-hanger, which annoyed me. Are they making a second film? I sure hope not. What more can they really do? I hope the rumors are that…rumors. If a second one does come out I doubt I will watch it….but Boyfriend did like it a lot….so we’ll see.

In the end, this was okay. It did give me the creeps and it was an interesting take on the whole Alien a-holes who like to kidnap people. I wish the stereotypical family dynamics were not there and it was something different. The acting was decent as I mentioned. Again, this was kinda forgettable. I liked the ending and I hope they it as is. No need for a second film. I recommend this for those bored and looking for an okay horror film that will give some goosebumps and a couple jumps. Out of five stars, I stamp this with 3. 

Re-watch?: Meh. If someone else wanted too, I wouldn't mind.


Blodeuedd said...

Gonna try to watch something spooky tonight

Melliane said...

I don't think I saw this one but well not sure it's for me

Carole Rae said...

B, if its any good do you want to write a review for it for Monday?

Melliane, lol not for everyone