Friday, March 11, 2011

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (C-)

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bridget Moynahan and Michelle Rodriguez


Rated: R

Story: In 2011, what where once just UFO sightings become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. (Columbia Pictures)

Bottom Line: The title doesn’t lie – but were it called INTERESTING STORY: LOS ANGELES then we’d have a problem. Two-dimensional characters meet ham-fisted dialogue in this thunderous, non-stop, clich├ęd shaky cam action flick that plays like a video game without all that silly, cumbersome depth of character. Think SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, DISTRICT 9, BLACK HAWK DOWN, WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE HURT LOCKER or even TRANSFORMERS. Now, think of a movie that’s nowhere near as good as those. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.

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