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Thursday, 6 August 2015

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES [2011]

Director Jonathan Liebesman recreates the warfare chaos of Black Hawk Down, only now with aliens, in the dully titled Battle: Los Angeles.
A platoon of U.S. Marines fight their way to safety in downtown LA during a global invasion of nasty cosmic out-of-towners.  It's not as bad as I remember it from seeing it once before but it still isn't really all that good either.  It's flat clichéd military characters, boring dialogue, sloppy editing and direct Point A to Point B storytelling does nothing to hide it's lack of imaginative spark.  It's basically a headache inducing clutter of noise and jittery camera-work that feels it rolled off the Hollywood assembly line losing any form of creativity along the way.

1 explosive beach party out of 5

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