Have you watched Battle: Los Angeles?

29 01 2013


Battle: Los Angeles (aka World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles) is an unbelivably generic alien invasion movie which you will probably forget ten minutes after it’s done. So what if it has robot-aliens and giant spaceships flying around, you don’t really care about any of the protagonists, and the action scenes are not anything we haven’t already seen in similar movies. In the end, B:LA just feels like a very poor rip-off of many other sci-fi action flicks.

The only good thing in this movie is Aaron Eckhart who plays one of the soilders putting their lives at risk by fighting off the space invaders. His intensity and convicting delivery of his lines is the only thing that helped me watch till the end. This film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, who went on to do the slightly more entertaining Wrath of the Titans. He is now set to direct the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles, and if this is the kind of quality we’ll be getting, I think he better brace himself for the wrath of the TMNT fans.




8 responses

29 01 2013

I did ! I think I posted something about this movie.. I forgot what it was about, lol. Oh, I think I asked where was the might US army in all this ? And where were the gangs of LA ? they could have easily fought with the soldiers.

30 01 2013

Maybe LA is a very difficult place to get to? 😐

29 01 2013
Peter Germany

This is one of two, maybe three alien invasion movies of the last few years which did not come close to delivering what it could have done. If you’re looking at a pure alien invasion movie then i don’t think I’ve seen anything good for quite a while.

30 01 2013

Recent good ones I can think of are District 9 and Super 8. But you are right, they are few and far between.

30 01 2013
Peter Germany

Ive still to see Super 8 but I do like District 9 a lot.

30 01 2013
The Focused Filmographer

I saw it. I liked it more than you actually. better than other alien movies of recent memory. but it still had opportunity. ha. your post made me laugh with that Michael Bay bit!

30 01 2013

Maybe Michael Bay’s abundant resources is what this guy needs to unleash his full potential!

31 01 2013
Igniting Old Ideas | PeterGermany's Blog

[…] I’ve watched a couple of alien invasion movies recently, Skyline and Battle:Los Angeles. I was planning to watch this movie again soon but a post on I Am Ipodman’s blog pushed the viewing forward (https://iamipodman.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/have-you-watched-battle-los-angeles/) […]

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