‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Raises The Bar For The Alien Destruction Genre

Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles

I’m a big nerd for anything science fiction. It was probably my mom exposing me to lots of Star Wars growing up or my fascination with comic books. Whatever it was when I see a trailer like this one for Battle: Los Angeles I get really excited. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not some mook who goes out and sees Transformers (though the next one looks hysterical), I have a highly refined taste for films like Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cloverfield, Minority Report or even The Fifth Element. And as far as I can tell from the previews, this might be near to a Cloverfield-style movie.

The fact that they got Aaron Eckhart to be in it is also impressive. He’s got a great track record of picking good movies to star in so hopefully that holds some weight. With a movie like this I’m not looking for a ton of depth, I’m looking to have fun. Movies like these are like roller coasters. You go in to a dark theater to jump and scream with other people and 2 hours later you come out laughing and smiling.

I honestly don’t know much about this movie other than what I’ve gleaned from the trailer, an approach I’ve started taking with movies. I’d rather go in completely oblivious than know plot twists or surprise endings. I guess I really am getting old.


January 13, 2011 / By