Dark Skies – movie review

Grade: C
Dark Skies wasn’t a bad movie but it wasn’t great either. The cast is mostly unknown; Keri Russell was the only actor I had heard of before. While I’m not a big fan of hers I liked her in this flick. She did a decent job with what was a fairly weak script. I saw a bunch of plot holes that really should have been pursued further. Her child shows up with marks all over his body and we didn’t see her go nuts. I’m a Mom and would have freaked out over that.  Also I spotted some rips from other movies. Once the family are all on the same page with whats happening they sit down to dinner. They sit there together and reminisce over good times. Hmmm..is this a Signs moment? There were more but I feel like I’m harping on all the weak parts.  The rest of it was pretty entertaining.
The build up to the major reveal was suspenseful especially because of the movie score. The cast pulled it together and ended on a very strong note.My movie award for what I call “The Movie Star” goes to Dakota Goyo. He plays Jesse, the oldest son. His acting was top notch for someone I’ve never heard of. I hope he does a lot more because the kid has potential.

Another well done aspect of the movie was the pacing. It was the perfect length. They were able to steadily feed you new information giving you just enough to keep the timing right. All in all I would recommend this movie for anyone who just wants to escape their reality for about an hour and a half.

Christene Johnson (RunPee Sis)

RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.

Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.


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