World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles. Stars Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez.

This sci-fi actioner takes its cue from real, reported events - referred to as 'Battle of Los Angeles'. On February 25th, 1942, just after 2am, hundreds of thousands of people witnessed something in the skies above Los Angeles. Army planes were scrambled to intercept, while anti-aircraft guns fired over 1,400 rounds for more than two hours. Nothing was hit or recovered (asides from friendly fire killing three civilians), the object disappeared. This event happened less than three months after the US entered World War II because of the attack on Pearl Harbour. Read more at Wikipedia.

2011Rating: M, Contains Violence and offensive language116 minsUSA
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World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Mostly, this is the cinematic equivalent of a first-person shooter game, one where the Marines possess only slightly more personality than the faceless invaders.

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Total Film

Total Film

Imagine Black Hawk Down with ETs instead of Somalis and you'll have the measure of an explosive if functional actioner that will do while we're waiting for summer's big guns to arrive.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As it lurches from Act II to Act III, Battle: Loss Angeles reveals itself to be a lousy movie.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here's a science-fiction film that's an insult to the words "science" and "fiction," and the hyphen in between them. You want to cut it up to clean under your fingernails.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The deadening and sometimes laughable litany of shouted military-style dialogue eventually pummels into submission any hope for fresh creative angles on this well-worn format.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Pretty much cardboard, down to the heroic patriotic speeches, and less distinctive even than last year's scarcely stellar "Skyline," which trashed the same city. Things blow up good and Eckhart is a classier actor than his role warrants, but we've all been here before.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

What? Really? Someone's made another tired and lousy War of The Worlds ripoff already? But I'm still picking bits of popcorn out of my beard from Skyline.

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