Battle Los Angeles
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.
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