Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Critic Consensus: Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. -- (C) Sony … More
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Jonathan Liebesman|
|Written By:||Christopher Bertolini, Chris Bertolini|
|In Theaters:||Mar 11, 2011 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 14, 2011|
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Critic Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles
Case in point: Battle: Los Angeles, an alien-invasion disaster piece so loud, ham-fisted and joyless-so aggressively lousy-that its only real usefulness is to make one better appreciate the deft touch of a Roland Emmerich.
Battle: Los Angeles misses every mark it aims for. Aside from the well done special effects nothing in this movie is worth recommending.
It's not new, it's not novel and it's not art. But as a popcorn movie a couple of months out of summer season, it'll have to do.
Audience Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles
Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.
A typical story: battle-hardened vet teaches baby blue Marines the real meaning of Semper Fi! and Hoo-rah! ... only updated as they fight the damned alien scourge in L.A. A time passer is all.
Most assuredly a candidate for the worst film ever made. But, worse than that, the most painfully boring film I have ever seen... probably. Utterly redundant on every level.
So glad I never saw it at the flics - I would certainly have broken rule No. 1 of McKittrick's Law: Never walk out on a film.
Battle: Los Angeles Quotes
|Sgt. Major:||At 14:46 Pacific Standard Time, 12 different locations around the world were breached, in what appears to be a coordinated attack by an unknown enemy. All breaches were along the coastline, in what is a campaign of rapid dominance. This is a textbook military invasion. There are massive casualties in New York, defensive lines are being setup in Boston, and at 13:15 Zulu Time we lost communications with San Francisco and San Diego, their status is unknown. What we do know is that we are the last offensive force on the west coast, we can not lose Los Angeles.|
|2nd Lt. William Martinez:||That was some real Joghn Wayne shit Staff Sergeant|
|Ssgt. Michael Nantz:||Lets take back Los Angeles!|
|Ssgt. Michael Nantz:||Retreat, hell.|
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