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Review: 'Battle:LA' 'Two Jews On Film' Thinks This SciFi Flick Misses The Mark Big Time (Video)

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March 10th, 2011 10:53am EST

'Battle: LA' is the story of what happens when the Earth is attacked by aliens.  One by one the cities of the world fall until there's only left...Los Angeles...Who would ever have thought that the City of Angels would be the last hope for mankind.  

Now it's up to a burnt out, guilt ridden, Marine Staff Sergeant, Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon which includes Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Ne-Yo to take on the aliens and hopefully wipe them out. Along the way, the Marines have to rescue several civilians hiding out in a Police Station in Venice of all places.

Battle: LA is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginnings) and written by Chris Bertolini (The General's Daughter).  

This film plays more like a Marine recruitment film than a Sci Fi Epic.  The aliens are uninteresting, mindless killing machines.  Apparently they want to take over Earth for our water.

The film starts out well...There is an element of suspense at the beginning but then the movie quickly loses ground as the battle scenes start to resemble one an other.  The dialogue is very expository and the plot is illogical.  How come Aaron Eckhart is the only person on Earth that figures out that the way to stop these aliens, is to take our their central command ship?

This time 'The Two Jews On Film' agree.  'Battle LA' is not a bagel worthy film.  It opens in theaters, Friday March 11, 2011.   

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