Battle: Los Angeles
War movies are nothing new with or without aliens and actually there is nothing new in the latest sci-fi, action film Battle, Los Angeles. Aaron Eckhart plays a marine sergeant who is deployed along with the rest of his platoon to the shores of Los Angeles to fight alien who landed in the Ocean disguised as meteors. When the aliens overrun Los angelus the marines along with an Air Force sergeant played by Michelle Rodriguez save some trapped civilians in a police station and then attempt to destroy the alien communication center. This is your stereotypical and formulaic war movie. The marines consist of an all wise and battle hardened sergeant, a lieutenant that can’t handle the pressure, a black guy, a white guy, an Asian guy and a rookie. We are only missing a tough, beautiful girl who is only there for eye candy. (That’s right we do have that also) I would give examples how unoriginal the script is but just watch any war movie and plug in any other bad guy in the aliens place and you will have the plot. Most of the supporting cast acting was sub par and it was really hard to care what happened to the characters. Somebody said but you couldn’t see the great special affects and I said unfortunately I had to hear the corny dioluge. Feel free to come and go as you want during the film and you will not miss anything because the whole story is one big video game. This is no Independence Day which is one of the best military fighting alien’s movies ever made but I was entertained and that is what the cinema is supposed to do. I just left my brain at home for a couple hours, tried to enjoy the simplistic story and gave it a C- rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.