The marketing guru’s are at it once again with the uncomfortable poses in movie posters, and the official one-sheet for Dimension and Blumhouse’s alien abduction film DARK SKIES is no exception. Weathered background, check. Creepy kid in an uncomfortable state, check. It’s as bad as the new posters with someone’s back turned looking out at a scorched Earth or city.
I’m in the middle of the fence with this film. On one hand, aliens absolutely scare the shit out of me and Blumhouse’s track record is reliable. On the other, this film is from the director of Legion and Priest, so temper your expectations. I’ve seen the trailer play twice in front of a packed audience, and it elicited laughs each time. Let’s hope there is a stronger and creepier film than the marketing would lead us to believe come February 22nd!