Posted on 1/06/12 02:04 PM
This is another case of a movie that's all action, and but a sprinkle of acting and story. With a stale cast, and bland acting, it fails to thrive on interesting characters. You might want the good guys to win, but you never really care too much about who dies and who doesn't.
The story itself is nothing spectacular at all. Aliens invade earth, humans get hit hard, humans retaliate and find weak spot of aliens...you probably knew how this was going to end before you even finished the trailer.
The action however is the juice that keeps this movie flowing. While I'd hate to say that among the many movies that have sacrificed storytelling for mindless action, it's fairly entertaining enough to watch.
In any case, this is just another movie that should be added as evidence that hollywood is loosing its way (if it hasn't already), and storytelling has all but gone down the drain, perhaps to satisfy a generation that no longer cares about good movies but instead just wants things that go "boom" and "bang" all the time.