This will certainly put you to sleep!
- Battle: Los Angeles review by CS
If you are a fan of the current rage for cheap, badly made, documentary style, sic-fi movies that have been coming out in the last few years, then you will love this film. If not, then like me you will find it an immense bore.
There is nothing original about this film at all. It is like a poor mans 'Independence Day', pinching much of the theme from ID and many other sic-fi movies that have gone before.
There is literally no script, as it's that bad, the direction, acting, everything about this film is awful.
Imagine someone with a camera following around a crew of US Marines, fighting lots of baddie aliens, in a cowboy style shoot out and that's it basically.
The CGI is very poor, as you kind of do but don't see the aliens and spacecraft. By that I mean you do see them, but the CGI is of such poor quality that is is difficult to make out what the aliens or their spacecraft actually look like.
It's also very vomit inducing, with the good ole US of A, once again, saving the day. Lots of American patriotism throughout that's thickly spread on to such a degree that it could actually put none USA citizens off, it did certainly make me want to vomit with it's over the top patriotism, or as the soldiers themselves kept saying every five minutes "hurrah!!"
I forced myself to watch this film, as half an hour in I was bored and it didn't get much better. I suggest you save your money and get something else to watch instead!
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'Black Hawk Down' crossed with an army recruitment film
- Battle: Los Angeles review by RP
Disappointing. It's hardly a sci-fi film – it reminded me more of 'Black Hawk Down' crossed with an army recruitment film. Marines fight enemy invaders, who could have been anybody / anything. The fact that they were aliens hardly entered into it. And what we see of the creatures is hardly scary – or even interesting. The shaky, hand-held camera work is very overdone. However, the scenes of a devastated city are quite well done, the shooting action is non-stop, and if you like 'boys' films you might like this. But a decent sci-fi film it isn't. 2/5 stars.
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