To be fair, I’m about to cheat a little bit because no matter how long this commentary runs, the reason to see this film ultimately comes down to two words “Michael Caine”.
Just putting an article up to see if anyone has been checking out TNT’s new show “Falling Skies”. Next Sunday night will be the Season 1 finale, but it will be preceded by an all day marathon starting at 1:00, so if you’re looking for some DVR fodder, there you go. The show has already been renewed for Season 2, and I’m ready to say it’s worth signing up for.
“Skies” is set in modern day Massachusetts after an alien invasion has defeated the world’s conventional forces. The remnants of humanity have grouped themselves into vagabond bands and paramilitary units. They scrounge for survival and equipment, all the while hiding from the “skitters”. Of course there’s plenty of human conflict as well.