Low expectations going in, low expectations leaving. Story is okay, but the special effects desperately needed some tuning. Some of the characters were hard to understand, and there is very little originality to be found here. They also completely shafted Elijah Wood with his chance to have a role in a Hollywood film.
I recommend watching it concurrently with Coco to spot the difference.
The animation is good, the someday (for the most part) is gold, the story is touching, the characters are (again, for the most part) easy to understand yet complex. There's a lot to cheer for with this movie, and it does well as a kids film. With that in mind, my biggest problem lies in the female lead, who doesn't really change much from when you see her as…
For a movie that opens with pretty foul CGI, I was pleasantly surprised with how it played out. Using at once a big setting (a large city) and a small one (an apartment and it's complex), Skyline takes advantage of fans of old school science fiction horror to present a classic invasion story that will surely please many. While lacking in horror, it does manage to provide a few impressive scares, and the CGI I mentioned before gets a drastic upgrade.
Good across the board, in all departments, offering the same charm as he original while bringing some new ideas to the table that work wonderfully. If you liked the first one, you already saw this because it's a necessity. Only hiccup for me personally is the villain, who's motivations are pretty unique but not feeling all that original.