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Movie Trailer Poll: Which Alien Invasion Movie Do You Most Want to See?

We’re about due for a good alien invasion movie. Turns out there are two alien-invasion-themed releases headed our way…

First is Gareth Edwards’ new film Monsters, which is due in theaters on October 29. Here’s the synopsis:

Six years ago, a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form, crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”… The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

And here’s the trailer…

[via Suvudu]

And then there’s Skyline, opening in the U.S. November 12, 2010:

In the sci-fi thriller Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

And here’s that teaser trailer:

[via Quite Earth]

So the question to you is: Which one do you most want to see?

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11 Comments on Movie Trailer Poll: Which Alien Invasion Movie Do You Most Want to See?

  1. Definitely Skyline. Monsters just looks like a horror film with a few SF ideas tossed in. I’m so tired of horror being grouped with SF.

  2. Both look good, but I’m wondering why all ‘modern’ monsters have to have tentacles of some sort?  Some primal fear of snakes?

  3. I’d have to say Skyline. As to Chad’s point, Monsters looks like a standard monster flick with a sci-fi plot-starter, but otherwise it’s just another “run from the scary” movie. Skyline looks to have a bit more heft, at least from the 90 seconds we saw of it.

  4. Siding with the consensus here, Skyline looks the more interesting of the pair and looks like it might actually be a scifi film, where as Monsters… well the name of the movie gives it away its just scifi themed horror/chase (not that that is a bad thing, just that it is less attention grabbing).

  5. I really want to see Monsters, but the one that I really, really want to see is Battle: Los Angeles

  6. Skyline looked as if copied straight from a video game. I was unimpressed. Monsters… mediocre title, old rehashed concept. I almost expected a Triffid to waddle into the shot.


    What I’d really like to see: reimagining of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Back to the basics, baby!

  7. The Skyline trailer doesn’t say much, I still need to see more to make my desicion.

  8. If you want to make an alien invasion movie why not use Pournelle’s Footfall or Gerrold’s War with the Chtorr series.  Both would look great on the big screen.

  9. Skyline looks interesting, and certainly seems to sport slick effects,  but if I had to choose between the two (I won’t; I’ll see both), I’d go for Monsters.  It looks much more intense, leaving more to the imagination, which is far more frightening than any effect Hollywood can pull off.

    I enjoy big spectacle movies too, so they both look good.

  10. BOTH! I am, quite literally, equally psyched for both.

  11. Yeah, the Monsters trailer is more interesting, but I hate horror passing off as sci-fi.  I guess that means skyline. . .

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