Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.
at first retelling the original's LA invasion from street (and underground) level, and then borrowing from the follow-ups to The Purge both lead actor Frank Grillo, and a see-what-sticks approach to sequel making.
You'll certainly find better alien mayhem films than Beyond Skyline, but some creative special effects, interesting fights, and fun, alien brain-sucking will keep you moderately -- but solidly -- entertained.
[Frank] Grillo and his castmates play for serious, but there's still an undeniable wink in their performances, as if they know what they're saying defies logic. It's like if CSI: Miami got invaded by aliens - and Grillo is doing his best David Caruso.