Battle: Los Angeles

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Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.

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For many years, humans have reported various UFO sightings around the world, fueling speculation about the existence of life on other worlds. In 2011, mankind learns the truth the hard way when alien invaders attack. One by one, the world's great cities fall, leaving Los Angeles as the battleground for humanity's last stand. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to draw a line in the sand against a powerful enemy unlike any previously encountered.

Cast & Crew

Aaron Eckhart
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Michelle Rodriguez
Tsgt. Elena Santos
Ramon Rodriguez
2nd Lt. William Martinez
Ne-Yo
Cpl. Kevin Harris
Michael Peña
Joe Rincon
Lucas Till
Cpl. Scott Grayston
Cory Hardrict
Cpl. Jason Lockett
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
Jim Parrack
Lcpl. Peter Kerns
Jeffrey Chernov
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David Greenblatt
Executive Producer
Lukas Ettlin
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Peter Wenham
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  • Jun 20, 2016
    Movie is chock full of "Michael Bay explosion porn." Aliens invade earth and start wiping out humans starting at the coast lines, Los Angeles is the "final stand" of the west coast. Aaron Eckhart is about the only bright spot in the film as a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant in his last days of active duty. The rest of the film is just running around and shooting at aliens until the final sequence where they think they know how to stop the threat to LA.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2015
    America is the best country in the entire Universe, and American Soldiers are all Jesus. Each end every goddamn one of 'em. Oorah. I've tried to watch this three times. The first two times I fell asleep, the third I wish I had. Not Eckhart's best, that's for sure.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2012
    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.
    William S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] So after you've glanced at the poster, you really don't need a synopsis to explain what the film is about. So I won't go into plot details on the basis that if you consider watching this film, you probably know what to expect, if not, this movie really isn't for you. Personally I felt very skeptic at the thought of the idea of actually enjoying Battle: Los Angeles. But I actually kinda liked it. Entirely despite the fact that there is a lengthy list in my mind that argue that the film is an absolute disgrace. There are many problems with Battle LA, certainly not the least of which is that it exists, at all. Because we've seen movies like this many times before and to it's disadvantage does choose to come across as a formulaic rip-off. But essentially it is an absolute cluster of every war film and alien invasion movie pretty much ever made. Imagine Independence Day and Black Hawk Down having a lovechild, it's this movie. The editing is also flawed in various places, and the CGI special effects are sometimes very unconvincing. The direction is also pretty damn adequate and director Jonathan Liebesman should be very greatful to have the budget he has, because a lot of outstanding film makers never get close to having the money he has at his disposal here. However I was in a bad mood when I watched this film and I found it to be strangely uplifting and entertaining. Aaron Eckhart's lead performance is decent enough and unlike other diaster epic's such as Independence Day the cliche's it constantly relies on never get too cheesy, dull or boring. I've seen many full on special effects movies of the last few years i've absolutely hated, but this one is never boring all the way through. It get's too repetitive eventually but overall it is what it is, and I knew what I was going to get watching it, a movie entirely reliant on special effects. But I have to admit to enjoying it's company. To put it simply, it's better than a Michael Bay alien, robot invasion movie, but not as good as a hard-hitting Ridley Scott war epic.
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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