Review - Falling Skies

falling skiesTNT premiering Falling Skies in the neighborhood of Summer movie season was a smart move – this is one televised alien epic that delivers big screen thrills week after week that you don’t have to leave home for. Having watched about eight hours of Falling Skies so far, and being a well-qualified science-fiction freak with a sub interest in UFOs, I can offer a general opinion to like-minded TV and Movie fans upfront: watch it, you won’t be disappointed. Now let’s see if I can sell this thing to the skeptics.

The first big surprise for me when I watchedFalling Skies was how much it defied my expectations. I think most hardened, or even casual, science-fiction fans will come into Falling Skies with preconceived notions about what it is about. The whole "aliens invading Earth" thing — done to death, right?

Sure Falling Skies is a take on the alien invaders trope, but the series manages to separate itself from what makes most of the entries in this tried-and-true sub-genre in some very compelling ways, and these are not subtle differences at all. For starters Falling Skies takes place in the wake of a successful alien invasion, after mankind has been nearly blasted into extinction by the superior technology of the aliens. The life before the invasion is quickly becoming a faded memory as survivors struggle to stay alive and stay under the alien’s radar. A new ‘military’ has arisen that more resembles guerilla squads and sleeper cells than any armed forces as we know them now. Embedded amongst these fragments of resistance are what remains of the civilian population. Read More...

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