This summer, just before giving birth to my daughter, I did a pretty crude review of The Last Airbender which I thought was awful. I don't care how much you wanna defend the movie, it was a catastrophe.
But here's a movie that takes the cake for me and puts The Last Airbender up for an Emmy Award: SKYLINE.
Do not, I repeat, do NOT waste your money on that piece of garbage. What looked like an awesome movie on par with Independence Day in the previews is everything but that.
The story: Nonexistent. The movie ends when the story begins. Literally. The movie ends and all you needed was a screen with "LOL!!! GOT YA! GONNA HAVE TO PAY TO SEE THE ACTUAL MOVIE!" In the preview, it says something along the lines of "they didn't expect us to fight back!"... LOL! They never do, btw. And there's so many holes it's not even funny. They open all these sub-plots you think will lead somewhere but it never leads anywhere and was completely useless. For example, one of the characters says that they feel powerful after the alien did something to him while trying to abduct him. The way it looks, it looks like he could kick some serious ass and start gaining powers the aliens didn't expect him to gain, and help take them down. But no. He says that, a couple of times in the movie you think it's gonna happen... Or how the girl's pregnant. It seems so important at first but it really isn't other than she's spared a few minutes to live because the aliens notice and seem to think babies are important (and I have no idea WHY a few week old fetus would be to them, let alone a baby, actually... They never explain it). None of it ever goes anywhere.
The characters: The two main characters look like they could be interesting but in the end, since the movie ends when the story begin, you don't get to care that much for them. In fact, I wouldn't care for any of the cast. While I want this to remain spoiler free, it's not worth enjoying any of the characters. There's barely any character development anyways (but they try so hard to put character development and utterly fail), and the few doors they open for you never lead anywhere, much like with the story.
Special effects: Those were well done actually... even though it was more of a vomit of special effects in our face than intelligent action. Oh and the aliens were pretty sweet.
Overall: The concept was good but very misleading. The whole movie could have been compiled within half an hour instead of 2 some hours of unnecessary "what do we do" crap, and make a story out of that stupid ending that isn't an ending at all. Did they run out of time or budget? I don't know... But don't bother putting your money on this.