Battle-Los Angeles

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Battle Los Angeles

on 9/5/2011

A Marine staff sear gent (Aaron Eckhart) leads his platoon in a last standoff against extraterrestrials that have invaded earth. News reports come in showing numerous cities on every continent being destroyed. On the west coast of North America, Los Angeles is the target. Eckhart does a good job. But at first I was surprised to see him in this role. I was not convinced at first. But by the end, he has developed the character rather well. You will probably recognize some other actors from movies of similar settings and storylines. There is action and pyrotechnics throughout this movie. And it would almost have been a “B” movie, except that there are some genuine human relationship themes interwoven into the plot. There are acts of bravery and heroism. There are children to be saved. The marines give their all to defeat the alien enemy, no matter how much destruction the enemy has already done. Everyone fights to the end. And there is the implication that all humanity could be united, and would be, against an alien foe. So why can’t humanity be united now? There are some worthy questions and issues dealt with in this movie. It may surprise you and be better than you imagine. Read More

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Product Overview

A 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.


Studio Sony
SKU 221258928
UPC 043396376915
UPC 14 00043396376915
Format DVD
Release Date 2/19/2013
Rating Rating
Alien Invasions
Alien Life Forms
Big Battles
Editors Note
Note A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders in this epic sci-fi action thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING) and producer Neal H. Moritz (I AM LEGEND, FAST & FURIOUS). After decades of speculation about life on other planets, the people of Earth discover that extraterrestrials really do exist when destruction rains down from the stars on cities all across the globe. When the alien warships descend upon Los Angeles, however, the ferocious invaders discover that humankind won't go down without a fight as a gruff Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his fearless troop of jarheads point their weapons skyward and make one last stand for the entire human race.
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Locked and loaded with explosions, fire-fights and close quarters combat, Jonathan Liebesman's film has a full clip of eye-singeing, ear-battering mayhem that should sate sci-fi junkies..." 06/01/2011
Will Rothaar
Cory Hardrict
Ramon Rodriguez
Aaron Eckhart
Cast & Crew
Will Rothaar - Star
Cory Hardrict - Star
Ramon Rodriguez - Star
Aaron Eckhart - Star
E. Roger Mitchell - Co-Star
Michael Pena - Co-Star
Rus Blackwell - Co-Star
Bridget Moynahan - Co-Star
Michelle Rodriguez - Co-Star
Noel Fisher - Co-Star
Ne-Yo - Co-Star
Jim Parrack - Co-Star
Bryce Cass - Co-Star
Brandi Coleman - Co-Star
Adetokumboh M'Cormack - Co-Star
Joey King - Co-Star
James Liao - Co-Star
Susie Abromeit - Co-Star
Stacey Turner - Co-Star
Jadin Gould - Co-Star
Joe Chrest - Co-Star
Gino Anthony Pesi - Co-Star
Jessica Heap - Co-Star
Kenneth Brown Jr. - Co-Star
Chris Lena Clark - Co-Star
Jamie Norwood - Co-Star
Todd Cochran - Co-Star
Nzinga Blake - Co-Star
Taryn Southern - Co-Star
Elizabeth Keener - Co-Star
Taylor Handley - Co-Star
Tom Hillmann - Co-Star
Neil Brown Jr. - Co-Star
Lucas Till - Co-Star
Jim Dever - Co-Star
Robert Kensinger - Set Decorator
Stan Parks - Special Effects Supervisor
J. Michael Haynie - Assistant Director
Scott Thaler - Assistant Director
Cinesite - Visual Effects Designer
Paul Massey - Sound Re-Recording
David Giammarco - Sound Re-Recording
Brian Tyler - Composer
Joey Box - Stunt Coordinator
Terry P. Chapman - Special Effects
Albert Delgado - Special Effects
Dale Ettema - Special Effects
David Poole - Special Effects
Intelligent Creatures - Visual Effects Designer
Don Myers - Special Effects
Modern Videofilm Incorporated - Visual Effects Designer
Joel Sevilla - Animation Supervisor
Lukas Ettlin - Director of Photography
Spin - Visual Effects Designer
Jeremy Butler - Animation Supervisor
Chris Bertolini - Screenwriter
The Embassy Visual Effects - Visual Effects Designer
Hy*drau"lx - Visual Effects Designer
Courtney Lether - Makeup
Shade VFX - Visual Effects Designer
Tommy Harper - Production Manager/UPM
Thomas Valentine - Supervising Art Director
Donna Chance - Costumes
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. - Costumes
Steve Buscaino - Makeup
Kim Ayers - Makeup Designer
Jules Holdren - Hairstylist
David Jensen - Co-Star
Jonathan Liebesman - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00043396376915
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 116 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review "Battle: Los Angeles" takes a big "what would happen if" premise - in this case, a massive alien invasion - and then fulfills that premise by taking it seriously. Not self-seriously. The movie is lots of fun, but it stays true to the terms it establishes, telling the story through the eyes of one Marine platoon assigned to rescue civilians in Santa Monica...In this way, we see the aliens only as the guys see them - first, in just brief glimpses, then later, in intimate and grotesque detail. We get acclimated to battle. And the whole time we feel the anxiety of knowing we're only getting a piece of the story, that other battles are waging, on the East Coast, in Paris, in London, in Japan, and that victory seems almost inconceivable..."Battle: Los Angeles" is not in the big-picture, crowd-pleasing tradition of "Independence Day." Think of it as "The Hurt Locker" of alien invasion movies...Essential to the movie's success is Aaron Eckhart, who plays a Marine staff sergeant as though he were in a World War II movie: no camping it up, no comedy, no winking at the audience, no smiling. He's just a tough guy, with lots of emotional scars, who is very good at his job. Eckhart's commitment to the movie's reality, which is as fierce as the sergeant's commitment to his men, takes what otherwise might merely have been outlandish and makes it believable, and frightening...Christopher Bertolini's screenplay isn't big on witty repartee, but he takes time to introduce each character, and throughout Bertolini and director Jonathan Liebesman find ways to define every phase of the catastrophe in human terms. No shortcuts were taken in the crafting of the story...The battle in "Battle: Los Angeles" is grab-the-armrest tense until the last seconds.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Widescreen, English, French
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Armond White, New York Press ...a consistent depiction of military performance, duty and sacrifice that is so unexpected that the film's genre transforms from fantasy to war movie.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe This is what a grunt's-eye-view of alien invasion looks like.
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