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Review: Dark Skies

Updated: Friday, February 22 2013, 08:41 PM CST
By Ken The Critic @kenthecritic

Grade: B-

You might be wary of the PG-13 horror movie, but Dark Skies is entertaining to say the least. This film is reminiscent of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, with a similar suspenseful pacing, which is also PG-13, and if you remember the summer of 2002, everyone was talking about that movie. Well, I don't know if everyone will be talking about this one as much since it seems that a new demonic, paranormal movie seems to come out every other month and they are a dime a dozen.  Nonetheless, you will be spooked a bit.

In Dark Skies, directed by Legion's Scott Stewart, the Barrett family lives mostly a peaceful life in the suburbs.  Lacy (Keri Russell) is the first to witness some unexplainable events that has taken place with their youngest son, Sam.  The husband and wife wake up to a house with every picture missing from their picture frames, signs on the ceiling, and marks on their kids.  They start doing research and even talk to a specialist only to realize that they are dealing with some geomagnetic forces and it's not just the house that they want, but that this deadly entity has chosen them and they can't get away.

The primary factor that I enjoyed about this film is that it wasn't just one family member experiencing the forces in this movie, but this isn't an exorcism movie.  Eventually, each Barrett member experiences what is happening and you know what they say, a family that tries to fight off paranormal forces stays together! Well, maybe not in this case.     

Ken's Movie Review Grading Scale

A – Superb and solid; a movie that will be etched in your mind 10 years from now

B – Good movie, so good in fact that you would want to see it again before it"s out of the theaters; the story may drag in places

C – Average, entertaining at parts; you might want to wait and rent it

D – Lacks a lot from entertainment, plot, realism, development, etc.

F – Terrible and you will want to walk out of the movie; no redemptive qualities whatsoeverReview: Dark Skies


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