Do not.... I repeat... DO NOT... waste your money on this film. It is filled with poor acting, tired dialog, b grade special effects, a typical plot, and if it had not been for Michelle Rodriguez, I would not have watched it, to the end. The trailer took the best parts, and is the only portions worth watching. I was SOOO disappointed with this movie. I expected so much more. I am surprised these actors put their names to it at all.
I actually quite liked this movie and have watched it again. Spot on comment "uncster" its pure entertainment, don't take it too seriously and you'll get into it.
This is in the same vain as Independence Day and the like but if, like me, you take every movie on its own merits, then this rates well. Lots of action and plenty of BOOM as Earths forces take on the unknown alien invaders. Don't take it too serious, it is just for fun !!
To the naysayers I'd say: stop thinking that movies are just video games with people.
If you want a creature feature for the kids avoid this one. The ending is predictable but this is high action and looks more at the actions of the characters rather then the aliens. Time in not wasted on knowing the enemy, the storyline is fighting them although there is some character development. Certainly one of the better of the earth v (whoever) with good sets and believable weaponry.
Complete waste of time. They were doing this stuff better in the 1950s.
Typical American Feel Good Movie in the same style as Independence Day. Great if you are American, pointless if you're not.
Absolutely terrible.... turned it off 1/3rd in....
Love this movie. Interesting concept.
Poor CGI, poor storyline, poor acting. Would impress the average 7 year old
Not a very good sci-fi. Seen a lot better ones.
Interestingly filmed and presented - very gritty and almost doco like giving a very "real" feel to the experiences of the soldiers involved. .
Again, scratches on disc and captions poor
Awesome movie. It drags on a little bit but its enjoyable mostly because its a war movie on the first place secondly its a SiFi. The aliens are not of the unbeatable kind thats what enjoyed me the most. It was almost like your watching a normal war movie just the enemy were from a different world for a change. Definitely for me a movie I would enjoy watching a again sometime.
As movies go we thought it A Ok.
About half way through the film I started cheering for the aliens. I'm not sure if that's what the writer/director was aiming for, but I just wanted it to be over!
Awesome movie, best movie i have seen in awhile, full of action & kept us on the edge of our seats! High recommendations
Battle - L A was cool watch it if you like alian,s the we can kill , it,s a good old shoot em up movie
Cheesy, over the top heroics and waaaay too much wasted time on the money shot! Not as horrifically baaaad as Independence Day..but close!
The LEMON of 2011 - this is NOT Starship Troopers, Aliens or Predator. Once again the 'WORLD' does not exist outside of the USAs borders.
Better then what I was expecting considering all the bad reviews. It's like Independence Day and Black Hawk Down rolled into one. Great special effects and action.
Although this film was attacked by critics and the reviews were terrible, I did not agree. I really enjoyed this film. Yes, it was all action and gun-fire, but the story was there and the character develpment was enough that I was upset when the good guys died. After watching some of the films with high accolades from critics recently, I'm beginning to feel I will continue watching the ones they dislike. Overall, an enjoyable Sci-Fi/Action film.
it was pretty ok bit like Independence Day and other similar movies.
If you enjoy shoot-em ups then you will love this.
Almost non-stop violence from start to finish.
As a science fiction flick, character development is lacking and a believable storyline.
Shoot first question later.
Battle - Los Angeles is definitely the cliche American Alien movie. Basically Aliens have invaded earth and are after our water supply, so they need to exterminate all humans and take over our planet. As usually The American army comes to the rescue and saves the day. This is an entertaining, fun movie, a definitely enjoyable way to spend a few hours. If you are into the television series Falling Skies, you could almost imagine that this is the lead up to that series, however instead of metal they are after water. Lots of action and explosions, a good film.
It was all action and gunfire, no where to hide.
The film is more a guy thing .
War of the Worlds meets Saving Private Ryan.... Battle - Los Angeles is what it is... Accept that, and this is a pretty entertaining movie.. Better than I expected!! I like the effects, looks good and it keeps you entertained... If you’re after an Oscar winning movie that makes you "think"... Keep walkin pal!!!! (l0l)
But just the trick for a few hours of mindless, fun , good looking entertainment.. Let’s kick some Alien A**!! :-)
Heaps of action, plausible storyline, good cast - a little long winded but enjoyable. A great movie for watching hungover on the couch.
very boring very military
The worst big budget movie of 2011 without a doubt.
Very boring. The constant battle between man and alien was just to much. No story line, just a lot of shooting and explosions.
Very USA saving the world, again!
A very entertaining film. It's not Citizen Kane, but then if you want quality, cerebral cinema go somewhere else! Battle: LA was a good war film that showed the random, meaninglessness of war effectively. It was edgy, dirty ad at times confusing which is a great protrayal of the 'fog of war'. Its warfare sequences are in the same company as Blackhawk Down and Saving Private Ryan. Yeah, some of the lines were a bit corney and the story was not Oscar material but if viewers can't get past that and enjoy the action, and Sci-fi concepts then they should stay with period dramas. it's great for what it is and should be expected to be nothing more.
This was nothing but rubbish
I found that the concept of what the aliens looked like and behaved a little far fetched, the body armour and weapons where to be more advanced then us. What was presented was a superior force(the Alien) was battling an inferior force us. The concept is more believeable in the movie Cowboys v Aliens this movie is a smaller version of predator taken over the world.
Yawn, fell a sleep. B grade all the way. if you want to watch a more riviting movie I recommend attack of the killer tomatoes?
I was captivated by the first couple of minutes then we went to a flashback in time so we could see the backstories of all the main characters. Unfortunately the stories of these characters fell short and I found myself thinking "I don't care about these people". From then on the movie was a disappointment. Boring characters with terrible dialogue, an absolutely terrible script. The special effects were the only highlight but the movie isn't worth watching for that. I wasn't going to watch it until the end but my hubby said I should. Wish I hadn't!
Found this one had some novel touches and kept us interested. As usual the yanks save the world, but hey if you can relax and go with it then it's not a bad sci fi.
Fast paced, character driven story about an alien invasion. As the title suggests, the action takes place in Los Angeles. Film style varies between hand-held, documentary and standard 3rd person movie. Similar to Cloverfield and ID4; however much cleaner than Cloverfield and more "realistic" than ID4. Suggest for fans of the genre, or action movies in general.
Very good- great footage and action scenes.
A typical disaster movie, nothing memorable.
I like action films and first person shooter video games and yet I found this movie awful. Maybe 12 year old boys might like it but the dialogue is so simple and contrived it is offensive. That is probably why you don't really care when characters are killed off you have no sympathy with them at all. The effects are fine but I never got caught up in the action.
The special effects were good but way too farfetched for my liking.
Another case of Hollywood producers spending squillions on actors, props, CGI, etc. and a mere pittance on the script writers.
Fantastic film, saw it at the movies and is just as good at home.
Terrible. Battle Los Angeles is loud, ugly, confusing and idiotic. The experience is similar to that of watching your friend playing a video game. You sit there, watch things get shot or blown up and you develop no connection to it whatsoever.
Plenty of action - put your brain in neutral - only worth three points for the effects
was okay but too far fetched even for a sci-fi
Terrible script, poorly executed. I love Sci Fi and Action but I I had to turn this off half way through. Worst movie of the year...it's bound to win a razzie or eight.
If it's action you like then this DVD is for you. Action starts within the first minute and then gets bigger and bigger. If you don't like action then this movie is NOT for you.From the moment it started i was on the edge of my seat by the time it was over my adrenalyn was racing through my body and my heart was pounding.Definately the best action movie i have seen.
Great action/war movie. very well directed and exciting to watch. Realistic and plausable.
Found this boring, average acting
Very familiar film looks almost like TV Series Falling Skies mixing with the movie Skyline and District 9
Couldn't get into this one at all. :-(
A fast paced film with some hints of Independence Day, but on a much smaller scale. Effects good. Some dodgy dialogue. But otherwise a pretty good film.
A slick film, acting was alright and special effects were great
Predictable but entertaining
Nice movie but would call it a average
Boring. Gave up three quarters of the way through.
Terrible. I love a good action flick - even love so/so one. But this one had rotten acting and special effects have been done 50 times over, and very low grade. Something that might have impressed me in the 90's.
Was pretty keen to see this at the cinema. The idea is pretty good - an alien invasion told at squad level. However, the script is full of cliches - from a hero called back into active service days before retirement, to the gaping weakness in the alien army's technology (though not as ridiculous as Independence Day). Aaron Eckhardt shows a lot more depth then your usual action hero, and the action comes thick and fast. The director tries to keep things feeling gritty and realistic and lets you see things from the soldiers' perspective but this often leaves you lost as to what is actually happening in some of the sequences. Ultimately, if you're after a gritty war movie crossed with extra-terrestrials - you still can't go past James Cameron's Aliens.
If you are into s.f. OR war movies, this is will cater for either taste. Plenty of action and suspense with a good storyline
Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders. Disappointing.
barely 3 stars. Great CGI effects. Average plot, slightly sub par and boring performances from the leads. Overall failed to excite me, was a pretty boring aliens attack movie. And Aliens attack movies shouldnt be boring,
nothing special ,average action
Looks great but corny & lots of forced lameness. Plays like a long ad for the Marines, join today. Switch off brain, insert junk food in mouth, begin.
Very disappointing,especially if you had seen the previews which looked pretty amazing.These invading entities which was the high light of the preview were hardly shown acccept as a back drop or in blurry/smokey scenery .
The whole movie centres on one group of soldiers who's job was to save as many humans as possible.(so many sad moments it would almost pass as a chick flick what a joke ! )
The story line is typical end-of-the-world movies, the plot leaves a lot to be desired and in some areas actually spoils the movie. There are several very predictable scenes and outcomes. The action is good but that's about it.
When your watching a movie like this, don't expect forrest gump. Watch it on a friday night, load up on popcord and ice cream and enjoy the ride. For what it is.. a Sci Fi Action.. it is awesome. Watch it on a big screen and watch it loud.
Lots of action and explosions which were really cool, but whats the movie really about???????
was an ok film till the end where it started to get jumpy on my player so it became unwatchable =/
Full of Hardcore action, that never stops until the end. A serious storyline and very believable. I would recommend thid this to any sci-fi or Action fan. See it for yourself and find out what I mean, when i say, "Retreat! Hell!" because in Battle: Los Angeles, there is no Retreat and never will be, and there is a lot of Hell.
5 Thumbs Up.
We really enjoyed this movie, good special effects and actors. Some sad bits too unfortunately. They've left it wide open for a sequel.
Though this was a terific movie.Loved it.
This is a masterclass in war/ sci-fi movie cliches. When the line "Don't do it, it's suicide" galloped along, I knew that there would not be one idea left unplundered. Aaron Eckharts chin saves the world.
This is so irredeemably awful. And I normally love trashy disaster/action films. Ugh. Just terrible. Nobody seems capable of even mimicking acting, the most unlikeable characters I've even seen, and there was obviously a decision made to sacrifice big disaster pr0n scenes to allow characters to develop...just horrible. I am hoping that when I eject the DVD the disc has self combusted so that nobody goes through this pain again.
Really enjoyed the first half of the film and then started to realise that nothing else was going to happen, the second half dragged.
slow, jagged story line, did not hold my interest at all - give it a miss
I loved this movie. It was action all the way. And the special effects were awesome even by today's high standards. I particularly loved the way they followed a small group of marines and their mission instead of trying to be all things to all people story wise. The characters were well fleshed out and believeable and no character was safe from being killed. It was like a war movie just with aliens instead of the standard human adversaries. Definitely a purchase for my collection.
total bunch of crap, almost the worst movie I've seen
Starts of okay ,,,,,,,, things look promising ,,,,,,,,,
But then quickly drops into a 'B' grade movie ,,,,,,,,
Lots of noise ,,,,,,,,,,, not much else ,,,,,,,,
You can even notice the CGI run out of $$$
Just American Propoganda ,,,,,,,,, 'Yay, we'll save the world' !!!
Look elsewhere for 'entertainment' because this just gets annoying !!!
Very good action, found myself cringing in my chair beecause of good special effects. Although we found ourselves talking loudly after the movie sort of "Marine speak" I suppose
poor acting, story jumps around abit, hard to follow. Might be more a guys movie.
Good acting and special effects. War movie, sci-fi mix. Worth watching.
A bit of a disappointment, the plot was bit dull and couldn't stand the handycam work especially at the beginning of the movie where it's just two guys in a office!
Not a bad entry into the hostile alien takeover genre, but I must admit I was expecting a little more alien action. The aliens weren't all that frightening and, although there were lots of explosions and action, the story was a bit predictable and it was really hard to find a character you could really care about. I preferred Skyline, which came out around the same time.
boring yank propaganda, this time they are not 'in country', they are 'at home'. Not at all realistic and extremely contradictive all the way through. Shame really, the plot was promising. But still,......... DON'T BOTHER
A decent alien invasion action movie. I had heard nothing but bad reviews for the movie so I was pleasantly surprised. Control centers for the alien Airforce was a decent idea as far as a gimmick for humanity to win (lets face it, if you have the technology to travel between stars, your going to kick our ass - its in the resistance after that point where we co-opt your technology that we take back our planet :))
Lovely, lots of things exploding by CGI. Lost a star for the handycam shooting of this should of been 4 star movie.
I was going to have a go at Simon for being so mean but after reading his review, I have to concede that, although there was a lot of action, most of the movement probably was the shakey camera and my trying to avoid the many loud explosions by shifting in my seat. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie for a long time but I guess it really was quite bad, especially that ending. I was so disappointed. There had better NOT be a sequel!
May the next alien invasion movie be original and steady - NO MORE "Blair Witch" camera action, pleeeeeease!! We are all so over it now.