Thursday, April 14, 2011

Battle Los Angeles

I don't normally put movie reviews in my blog because most movies just aren't worth the time it takes to write them.  Are they entertaining?  Yes.  Worth the effort to review?  Not really.  However, I just saw Battle Los Angeles today and I must say that Hollywood got this one right!

The movie is about aliens attacking the earth for no other reason than to strip our planet of its most valuable resource: water.  But they don't focus on that so much as they focus on the amazing amount of special effects and the raw and gritty method of filming this great movie. 

I also appreciate the amount of attention paid to the Marines, who fight (and many of whom die) to defend their beloved country... and planet against an unknown invasion force from who-knows-where. 

Not so much attention is focused on the aliens, except to show them as the invasion force and you see basically what the Marines see, which isn't a whole lot except for a massively overwhelming amount of weapon fire. 

In order to fully appreciate this movie, you have to see it in theaters.  I know, it's getting a little late for that, but on the bright side, the theater will be fairly empty so you can spend less time getting annoyed at loud popcorn eaters and focus on the movie itself.  5 stars all the way.  You can bet the farm I'll be buying this as soon as it comes out on DVD.


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