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Friday, June 17, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles Blu-Ray Review

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Battle: Los Angeles Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sighting around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will 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 (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

Review: This film was advertised as an alien invasion film, which it is, but the trailers were a bit misleading.  Battle: Los Angeles is, at it's core, a war film.  The movies has a few cliche archetypes for characters, but honestly most of this film focuses on military life and the marine maneuvers that go into defeating an enemy in an urban landscape.  A lot of inside jargon.  The enemy in the film just happens to be aliens...but that turns out to be more of an afterthought.

The special features on this blu-ray include: PS3 Theme, Resistance 3 Game Demo Hybrid - PS3 Game, Behind The Battle, Directing the Battle, Building the Aliens, Acting with Aliens, Shooting the Aliens, Preparing for Battle, Boot Camp, Creating L.A. in LA, The Freeway Battle, Command Control, Staff Sergeant Nantz, Marine Behind The Scenes, Aliens Ambush The Marines, Battling Unknown Forces, Technical Sargeant Santos, Alien Autopsy, Gas Station Explosion, Visual FX on the Freeway, Do You Believe in Aliens? and Alien Command & Control.

Interest Range: Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi
 

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