Dark Skies – Movie Review
Director: Scott Stewart
Writers: Scott Stewart
Stars: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett, J.K. Simmons, L.J. Benet
Dark Skies begins with an awesome Arthur C. Clarke quote:
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
Unfortunately, it goes rapidly downhill from there.
This is a typical drama about a married couple whose marriage is falling apart because of financial stress, who find each other and pull their family together as the adversity increases. The paranormal elements might as well not be there.
Daniel (Josh Hamilton) is a laid-off, out-of-work architect with a short temper, married to Lacy (Keri Russell), an insincere realtor with listings she doesn’t think are a good value. Daniel is particularly sensitive about anyone finding out about their financial woes. The increasing hostility between them has led to some interesting coping mechanisms in their two boys, Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and Sam (Kadan Rockett).