A story well-told & convincingly acted, but I'm afraid The King's Speech didn't resonate with me on any meaningful level. It's just so disappointingly middle-of-the-road in so many different ways - no real risks taken, no memory trace as time takes its toll. There are simply no distinct qualities to this film (apart from the acting, perhaps). Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are both excellent, but that is probably the only thing I'll take away from this film.
I don't really get the low overall rating Skyline has received. I mean, yeah, it's not exactly brilliant in any sense of the word, but it's not offensively bad, just very mediocre. I'm rather fond of goofy sci-fi films despite their shortcomings, so I was relatively entertained. There's absolutely nothing new here, but neither did I expect there to be. CGI monsters, bad acting and practically no story line. What else is new?
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. It is hugely disappointing to realize that Michel Gondry is the director behind this unimaginative piece of drivel. He's capable of directing good (The Science of Sleep) to downright brilliant films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), but there's very little - if any - of that charm left here. He still shows flashes of promise with his visual trickery, but the sympathetic quirkiness I came to know him by is long gone by now. The Green Hornet could have been directed by anyone in Hollywood, it is just an average comic book flick devoid of any distinct qualities. Oi! Don't waste your talent.
I'm no critic, I generally rate films based on how much I enjoy them/how much I get out of them (one way or another), historical importance and other supposedly "objective" factors mean very little to me.