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Battle: Los Angeles
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Directed By
Jonathan Liebesman

Written By:
Christopher Bertolini

Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Cory Hardrict, Gino Anthony Pesi, Ne-Yo, James Hiroyuki Liao, Bridget Moynahan, Noel Fisher, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Michael Peņa, Michelle Rodriguez, Neil Brown Jr., Taylor Handley, Joey King, Lucas Till, Jadin Gould, Joe Chrest, E. Roger Mitchell, Rus Blackwell, Susie Abromeit, Brandi Coleman, Elizabeth Keener, Jessica Heap, David Jensen, Stacey Turner, Tom Hillmann, Lena Clark, Taryn Southern, James D. Dever, Will Rothhaar, Jim Parrack, Todd Cochran, Bryce Cass, Kenneth Brown Jr., Jamie Norwood, Todd Cochran, Nzinga Blake


 
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
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Movie Review by Shannon
May 10th, 2012

MY GRADE: B.

This movie is a much smaller focus of INDEPENDENCE DAY minus all the soap opera and many subplots. Instead, it focuses on one group of U.S. forces fighting an alien invasion into L.A. The whole world is under siege but the tale is mostly kept on said forces with a gritty feel. I was pleasantly surprised that the characters were well developed and had actual back stories with substance. Urban fighting galore. Some really nice action scenes for bloodthirsty types like myself. Aaron Eckhart plays the reluctant leader marine who is just about to retire when the aliens show up.

Most of picture was filmed in Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, not Los Angeles, as it cut budget costs. An FPS video game was spun from this film. Critics were mixed in their opinions of this film but the Box Office ignored them. It cost $70M but made over $211M. It won't get Best Picture but it's good fun for those who like the genre.

CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; STORY/PLOTTING: B; ACTION SCENES/CGI: B; WHEN WATCHED: end of October 2011; OVERALL GRADE: B.

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Mike Thomas
May 10, 2012 2:27 AM
also wrote a review of Battle: Los Angeles
 
This is not the alien invasion movie you should watch. The Asylum's BATTLE of LOS ANGELES is a whole lot less melodramatic, and a lot more fun. If you can get past the cheesy FX and Ed from "Good Burger" as a serious character, it's a hoot!

If you do Netflix, it's on streaming now, so you wouldn't waste a rental.
Shannon
May 10, 2012 5:01 AM
 
I checked it on Netflix, Mike, but it isn't streamed yet.



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