The studio behind the upcoming alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles was supposedly considering suing the directors of Skyline -- who are also special effects technicians on BLA -- because the movies are too similar. But Skyline may be the best advertisement for Battle: Los Angeles anyone could ask for. If there is a good, exciting action movie in Skyline, it takes place outside the apartment complex where all of the action is. The characters are basically watching a legitimately awesome action movie unfold outside their house, and while they're certainly in danger from the aliens, their lives and their actions are pretty much meaningless. Not just because they don't really affect the course of the action at all, but because you don't particularly care about any of them. That, combined with a crummy ending, leaves you hungry for an alien invasion movie you can be in the thick of, and not just watch from the sidelines with a bunch of jerks.
There aren't many new movies coming out this week, but at least you can finally enjoy all of those movies that came out last year that you didn't want to see to begin with.