Jarrod (Eric Balfour of VERITAS: THE QUEST) and his girlfriend, Elaine, travel from NYC to Los Angeles to visit his friend, who makes his living doing special effects. The friend offers him a job but the girlfriend doesn't like this. She's particularly moody because she's also pregnant, a fact that comes into play later on in the movie. That first morning, at 4am, there are weird lights in the sky and they are hypnotizing people. In fact, they are coming from huge spaceships which are then sucking them up, like moths to a flame. So after the first day the survivors in the apartment building try to figure out what to do. Smaller, tentacled ships are now searching the individual floors. And gigantic, Godzilla-sized creatures are on the ground. It's then that we see that these aliens are actually feeding on people and using them as fuel.
Although the special effects are amazing and there are some harrowing sequences, the script and dialogue are terrible. There are stock characters we've seen in hundreds of movies. And the movie itself abruptly ends at it's most interesting point! Ridiculous. SKYLINE is INDEPENDENCE DAY crossed with CLOVERFIELD with a few ideas stolen from the graphic novel CONCRETE thrown in at the last minute. I do not recommend this.