Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Battle: LA

Battle: LA would best described as Black Hawk Down with aliens. There is an invasion happening all over the world. And we get to follow the Los Angeles marines. Unlike Black Hawk Down we get flashbacks and a lot of character history that is supposed to help us feel for these people, but really just makes us realize how hamfisted it seems. It wants to be two things, a war story and a heartfelt something something.

As an action movie its okay. The worst part is the speechifying. "Let's go out there and show them that we won't be stopped. TODAY IS OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY". Wrong movie, but same point. Yawn. Its shot in shaky vision, so you don't get clear looks at the aliens (for the most part). You don't learn about them. Some news clips say they're taking our water. They use it for fuel. If they use it for fuel, how did they get here without it?

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?
Probably not.

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?
Yes, I guess. Maybe.


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