In recent years Alien Invasion has become incredibly popular. Aliens are, as Scott would say, “The new hotness”. Everywhere you look someone is getting killed/probed and/or abducted by an Alien. Where is Will Smith when you need him? Falling Skies does not reinvent the genre of Alien invasion stories, but humanizes the story and makes it feel a bit more real.
While wandering the mean streets of Western Philadelphia, Kung Fu dojo owner and “master” (Will) witnesses a terrible crime. A gang dressed in basketball jerseys brutally mugs an elderly woman in plain sight. Unable to contain himself Will steps in and attempts to use his Kung Fu skills to save the woman, but sadly Will is overwhelmed and killed at gunpoint. Months later Will’s young son Jaden, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, only he’s not alone!!