Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi


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A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.


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Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writer:

Christopher Bertolini

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10 March 2011 | Pavol_Ondruska
8
| Retreat hell!
Battle: Los Angeles (or Enemy Invasion in EU countries) is a pretty neat example of what you'll get if you combine camera style of "Cloverfield", basic plot of "The Independence Day" and the atmosphere of "Black Hawk Down" together. That would be it for most people if only the target audience wasn't familiar with video games and haven't recognized many influences mostly from Killzone and Crysis franchises. I'm not saying it's a bad thing - definitely something to make the movie more visible in the amounts of action flicks made these days. And probably the first one to get it right how to mix video games with movies - those familiar with those franchises will enjoy it even more, those who are not will never notice since those influences are not so explicitly shown throughout the movie. Even though somewhat cheesy, Battle: LA is one hell of an enjoyable ride. Especially for fans of Killzone, Crysis, Quake and, what the heck, even Gears of War and Halo. Jonathan Libesman never made any really noticeable movie but something tells me he's gonna make it with this one. 8 out of 10.

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A normal combat load for an individual Marine would 8-10 magazines, a Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) a bayonet/combat knife, a bivy shelter, sleeping bag, poncho, knee and elbow pads, a multi tool, night vision optics mounted to the helmets, (3) MRE's, 1 gallon of water, extra socks and under garments, 2-4 grenades, a white smoke and yellow smoke grenade, a thermite grenade, a phosphorus grenade, a field radio for the Radio Operator, a command radio for the Lieutenant, an AT-4 Rocket Launcher per Squad, M9 handguns for the NCO's, officer and SAW gunners and assorted maps, compasses and GPS navigation aids. A "kit" for a 3 day patrol on an Individual loadout, with body armor and helmet would be about 65 lbs.


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Reporter on TV: ...an unprecedented meteor shower falling off the coast of Tokyo. The entire city is mesmerized by this incredible sight. Two hours after the first contact, an unidentified enemy has reached our coastlines in a swift and militaristic attack. Right ...


Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, after Nantz has had his morning workout and run on the beach, he drives up to the base guard and shows his military ID. The guard, a sergeant, starts to salute, but then stops himself. His arm only goes half way up. Sometimes real off duty, military personnel are used in movies, and perhaps this guard forgot Nantz's pretend rank, and did not know if he should salute or not. The guard would only need to salute a higher ranking officer after checking the ID, not another sergeant.


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California Love
Written by
Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton, Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Mikel Hooks and Ronnie Hudson
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac) featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
Courtesy of Wideawake-Death Row Entertainment LLC
Under license from Evergreen Copyrights, Inc.

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