Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles – Aliens have come to invade our planet, and of all the cities in the world, we totally can’t lose LA!!! Hang on a second, I think I’ve seen something like this recently… There’s one simple thing would have made this better – a tripod. You spend around 80% of the time having no idea of what was going on other than ‘shit is being blown up’ and ‘it’s been filmed on shaky cam’. It’s more of a war film than any other invasion movie, made apparent by the film being propped up with the aid of every single war cliche you can think of. The music was a big miss, with ultra generic music – particularly the bursting-with-pride-and-sentiment soliloquies. Speaking of which, these solders are so amazing that it feels a bit like it could have been funded by Marines, and aimed at Marines. Just when you think it couldn’t get any more like a film you’ve seen before WHAM – Michelle Rodriguez pops up as a female soldier. For all the wrongs in Battle LA, you do have to see this in a cinema, but only because it’s so big, flashy and loud. The bottom line here is that Battle LA is Skyline, but with a bigger budget and MARINES instead of civilians.

Score: 2/10

6 comments
  1. Erin said:

    I really like Michelle Rodriguez, it would be nice to see her as a non-badass in something. Like a romcom!

    Like

  2. Stu said:

    I’m glad we’re in agreement that this was poorer than “Sucker Punch.”

    Like

  3. Andrew said:

    This just felt like one long army recruitment ad to me, missing the mark and failing to live up to its promise as contemporary idea-based science fiction. It’s not interested in exploring anything, which would be fine if we knew the characters and cared for them (and if Liebesman had laid off the shaky cam).

    Like

  4. Stu said:

    Agreed. She’s often bad, but Rodriguez has a real charm about her.

    Like

  5. Darren said:

    Never got the Michelle Rodriguez thing. She always seemed a little too… beligerent in everything she does.

    Like

  6. Alien invasion movies need to be more creative. Glad you mentioned SKYLINE. That movie was terrible. I was actually mad at myself for paying $12 for it. Hmph.

    Like

Opinions are like nipples... show me yours!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,838 other followers

%d bloggers like this: