Sunday, June 12, 2011

Falling Skies Review Roundup

With the show premiering a week from today, I figured it'd be a good time to post a collection of Falling Skies reviews that have been published by various news sources around the web.

  • The Hollywood Reporter gushes over the show pointing out how that while it may not be getting the same hype as Spielberg's other series Terra Nova, Falling Skies ends up being a "superb and entertaining sci-fi series from Steven Spielberg that may ultimately be a stronger series than anyone expected".

  • The Examiner doles out the praise for Falling Skies as it mentions the suprising strength of the younger actors as well as the quality of the effects for a television show while concluding "there is a lot to pay attention to in every episode, and we certainly can’t wait to see more."

  • Grasping for the Wind had some mixed feelings about the premiere with strong acting and plot being sometimes dragged down by the introduction of religion and a lack of initial backstory.

  • The NY Times mostly recaps the premiere rather than review it, though they do single out effectiveness of the "slow reveal" that Spielberg properties are known for.

  • As previously mentioned Action Chick Flick enjoyed the premiere and ends by saying "the Falling Skies premier was great, and I am definitely looking forward to the next episode."

As you can see, most who have seen the Falling Skies premiere are excited about the new show. Obviously the premiere is just one episode and doesn't necessarily encapsulate the quality of the entire series, but the early reviews are definitely promising.


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