The less you know walking in, the more you will love it. Based on the movie poster I assumed that Dark Skies was a horror movie. In the end, I think that this movie created a whole new genre because it seriously creeped me out while suggesting a whole new way of looking at the human experience. It’s just another sunny day in suburbia for the Barrett family until the lights go out. After a series of disturbing events, Daniel (Josh Hamilton from Outsourced) and Lacy (Keri Russell from Waitress) use every rationalization in the book to avoid reality. Half of the terror in this movie is not knowing what’s going on. The other half is finding out what’s going on yet not knowing what you would do in the same situation. Once the audience is in the foxhole with the family anticipation just hangs in the air. Crawling towards the end of this story was like waiting for the last part of an earthquake – you want the intensity to stop even if that means discovering more cracks in the sidewalk.
8 out of 9
Guest blogger from Seattle