Battle: Los Angeles

With the amount of alien invasion/Armageddon films that have been released lately I’m beginning to wonder if they were dropped off here by aliens.  These bad films seem to me part of a devious yet incredibly intelligent plan for mind control.  They are so bad that the viewer is rendered unconscious while watching them and then the aliens’ message is implanted into our unsuspecting brains.  Paranoid stuff?  Me thinks not as what else could be the explanation for hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on utter crap?  Mind control, think about it!

Staff Sergeant Mike Nantz (Aaron Eckhart – The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) has put in his retirement papers.  Once he trains his last platoon he’s done.  On his last tour some of Nantz’s troop were killed.

Meteors have been spotted and are projected to land off the coast of California.  In the middle of training his last group of soldiers Nantz’s platoon is mobilized due to evacuations.  Mike is put in a platoon under a brand new lieutenant just out of officer school, Lieutenant Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3).

The objects are now identified as not meteors.  The United States is under attack.  Rumours are that the attackers are alien.  It is happening all over the world.

Martinez’s and Nantz’s platoon is given the mission of evacuating Santa Monica of trapped civilians before the Air Force razes the entire area with bombs.  The platoon has three hours to do this and get out.

A storyline we have all seen a million times, low rate acting, unthreatening aliens, and no character development. That pretty much sums it up, folks.  Watch at your own peril.

Special Features:
-Behind the Battle
-Aliens in L.A.
-Preparing for Battle
-Creating L.A. in L.A.
-Previews of Priest, Das Boot, Insidious, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, The Green Hornet, and Beastly

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