Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez

 

We have had a lot of aliens invading earth films and this is nothing new. It tells the story of aliens landing and attacking major cities all over the world and we see the side of the fight against the aliens in Los Angeles.

If you are a fan of shaky camera shots, throughout the whole film, then you will like this. To me the shaky cam effect was used far too much and on occasions became a distraction to what was going on. The whole story, directing and acting was very poor and doesn’t really keep you entertained. The only real redeeming factor of the film was that the CGI was ok.

 

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I think i was expecting a stronger story, a nicer shot film and better acting from Aaron Eckhart but at the same time it does exactly what it is meant to do: Humans fighting to save the planet from an alien invasion with a typical Hollywood ending.

 

I probably won’t be watching this again and if you can handle cheesy one liners and shaky cam effects then give this film a watch. But do be warned – there are a lot better alien invasion films.

 

Film Fact

Aaron Eckhart broke his arm while filming a stunt on the set of the film. He still didn’t miss any days of filming.

 

 

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