“Battle: Los Angeles” One of Many

Genres: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hr. 56 min.
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language.
Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing


Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

JJ Rating: B+

Own It: Possible.
See it again: Maybe.
Recommend it to: those that are not into complicated and entertaining films.


Good
Entertaining battles
Good characters
Fast paced for an almost 2hr movie
Great ending

Bad
Not a unique idea
LA is an over done city like Boston

Many cities in the world are attacked, but this movie focuses on only one. Battle: Los Angeles.

Aliens attack movies should be exciting with characters one would care about in case they die. It adds to the suspense if you care for characters. I thought that the characters were well rounded for an action-alien film. It wasn’t over done, it wasn’t melodramatic, and it wasn’t annoying.

If the buffoons who post on this writing forum created films, they’d be Subtitled Foreign Dumb movies that are similar to the one mocked in an episode of “Modern Family”. Hence why I think writing forums are full of some pretentious people. It’s one thing to dislike a movie; it’s a very different thing to dislike a movie stupidly. They suggest Hollywood doesn’t know what they’re doing (they don’t) by this movie alone. However, Battle: Los Angeles is not only performing at the Box Office, popular opinion is that it’s an entertaining film.

Battle: Los Angeles dealt with aliens in a different way, sort of, than other alien movies. Not too much difference, but the little bit did add to the fun factor. I won’t argue and say it’s the best film, but based on the time it was released, it is a great film. January to March tends to be a bleh time for films. On that alone Battle: Los Angeles is above par. The fact that people don’t get that after years and years of the same kind of films released during this time shows how dumb some moviegoers are. Well ones that post in writing forums.

I don’t get emotional too often in films like this, but for some reason during a particular scene I did get a little emotional. It was between a child and a father. I was surprised. The film as a whole surprised me. I didn’t expect to like it this much. It set up for sequels if they want to make more.

Michelle Rodriguez plays tough girls a lot. I don’t know how many military girls she plays, but it seems like a requiring theme. She has the eyes and the attitude to pull it off. Maybe she has this hidden want to be in the military. I wouldn’t be too shocked.

I'm sick of Los Angeles, New York and Boston as cities where movies take place. I think Hollywood needs to get over those three. They have become bland. Actually, New York is hardly ever bland, but the other cites are.

If you want to see an entertaining film and you’re not a pretentious person, Battle: Los Angeles works. Don’t trust those that complain about Hollywood on what is and isn’t a great film. They’re usually the pretentious people you should avoid for movie advice as well as fun in a party setting. Stupid wine drinkers. Ha. Kidding, slightly. Water is just as good for a good time.

I write like: William Gibson

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