The third installment of the action sci-fi series might be a franchise best!
Who would’ve thought we’d be here? Seriously, when Skyline premiered in November of 2010, who could’ve guessed that we’d be here, 10 years later, anticipating the release of the third film in the series as much as we have? Not I. When the first film came out, I wrote it off as a dull, forgettable, low budget alien invasion flick. But then, something weird happened. We got a direct to video sequel in 2017 starring Frank Grillo and Iko Uwais called Beyond Skyline. Obviously, I’m a fan of both men, so I had to check it out, regardless of how I felt about the original. And… it was AWESOME!
Yep, completely blew me away. Now, the third film is upon us, cleverly titled Skylin3s. And I’m super excited. Especially since this one has Daniel Bernhardt in it. But, will it continue on from the previous entry in awesomeness, or will it be as flat as the original? Let’s find out!
UAMC Reviews Skylin3s
When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what’s left of humanity.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I can 100% confirm that not only is Skylin3s great, but it is definitely the best one yet! This movie is 100 megatons of pure fun! I had a great time! Let me break down why:
First up, the cast is great. Lindsay Morgan is a firecracker in the lead role of Rose, who we saw as a child in the previous entry. She is such a badass! Definitely worthy of being the Ellen Ripley of our generation. Everyone else is on point. Alexander Siddiq, Jonathan Howard, Giedre Mockeliunaite, Cha-Lee Yoon, and genre favorites James Cosmo and Rhona Mitra all provide awesome performances all around. Special shoutout to Jeremy Fitzgerald, who played Trent, or the guy in the Trent suit. I know acting in those big, heavy, special makeup effects suits must be tough, so kudos to him for being amazing with all that stuff on.
Daniel Bernhardt Keeps Kickin’!
But the MVP award of the cast must go to one of the biggest badasses ever, Mr. Daniel Bernhardt. Dude has always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, so whenever he pops up in something, I get real giddy. I know a few people were disappointed that Grillo nor Uwais returned for this installment, but I found that to be an acceptable loss. You know why? Because this one had Daniel Bernhardt. And, like always, he comes through in spades once again. Another great performance in a long line of great performances, Bernhardt lights up the screen whenever he’s on it. Bravo, Mr. Bernhardt. Bravo, indeed.
But what about the action? The action is tops! Director Liam O’Donnell and the awesome people over at Reel Deal Action have crafted a full on rollercoaster ride of thrills, giving us everything from gunfights, spaceship fights, human vs human fights, alien vs human fights, and alien vs alien fights galore! So whatever your poison is, this one has got you covered!
But, How Ultimate is it?
Any gripes? Just one. The movie took a liiiittle too long to let Bernhardt show what he’s made of. Bernhardt is an exceptional martial artist, and I’m always happy to see him go to work. So as the movie progressed, I began to worry, because he hadn’t fought yet. But don’t worry, he gets 2 fight scenes later on, and they’re both fantastic. So it was all well worth the wait in the end. Still would’ve liked to have seen a fight earlier in the movie, but it is what it is.
But all in all, this was a damn good time. I had loads of fun with it, and for action fans, this is just what the doctor ordered. Bring on Skyline 4!!!