Monday, March 21, 2011

On "Battle: Los Angeles"

From The Dispatch:
Aliens aside, the film is a pretty straightforward combat thriller, offering nonstop gunfire and explosions as the Marines take on the alien forces. The problem is that there is just so much gunfire that it becomes numbing. There is little suspense here as director Jonathan Liebesman clubs us over the head with nonstop action, complete with frenetic handheld camera work and jarringly fast editing. It strives to be a kind of “Black Hawk Down” with aliens, but instead it’s mostly a pile of worn out sci-fi/war movie cliches.
Click here to read my full review.

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