Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Movie Review Tuesday!

The good news about Skyline, the new movie co-directed by the Strause brothers (I had never heard of the Strause brothers, but referring to them in such a familiar fashion  makes me sound like a movie aficionado, even though I haven't been to the "picture show" since ET came out in 1983) is that it is only 92 minutes. 

The bad news about Skyline is that it is a full 92 excruciating minutes.  And it only took about 10 of those minutes before I started thinking about how good a bullet between my eyes would feel.

I can't remember what possessed me to agree to take Thing 2 to the movies on a Friday night. I suspect it was a bribe for his agreeing (actually, "agreeing" might be a bit of a misnomer, particularly where handcuffs and a straight jacket are concerned) to go to Shabbat family services with me.  His spending a full 40 minutes in the torturous embrace of  his friends, singing, eating brownies and black and whites requires serious recompense.

Basically - and I'm stealing this description from an online movie review: "In the sci-fi thriller 'Skyline', strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth."  The inside shots take place in a fantastic penthouse apartment.  Outside, there are explosions, metallic aliens, slime, apocalypes and other otherworldly stuff.

And through it all I couldn't take my eyes off the penthouse's Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops, ceramic mosaic backsplash with diffused background lighting, beverage center, wine storage, warming drawer and a Wolf six burner cooktop, automatic shades/blinds which ascend and descend with the flick of a button and 270 degree views of the LA skyline.

I won't reveal the ending to those of you who may want to see Skyline so I am posting a SPOILER ALERT.  Don't scroll down if you don't want to know the ending.  But it IS tragic- I wept buckets.

The Subzero fridge gets wrecked.

1 comment:

  1. Say it aint so! The subzero gets sub tracted!!!Oh what a world..whataworld.....