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Morgan Briarwood ([personal profile] briarwood) wrote2011-03-16 09:09 pm
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Not a movie review

What is it with alien invasion movies and their stunning lack of originality?

Last year we had Skyline: aliens invade Los Angeles. Stuff blows up. A ragged group of civilians attempt to flee the city. Everybody dies.

This year we have Battle: Los Angeles: aliens invade Los Angeles. Stuff blows up. A ragged group of marines attempt to flee the city. Nearly everybody dies.

As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two other than cast and budget, is that at least the script of Skyline was comprehensible. Battle: Los Angeles is so crammed with military jargon that to an old conchie like me it may as well be in Klingon. Except I might have a shot at understanding the Klingon.

*sigh*

(Anonymous) 2011-03-19 10:35 am (UTC)(link)
Haven;t seen it, but R, brother and friend went, and they figured it had military money in it as a advert for how great it was to be in the marines (or whatever it was)

However, as they had to leave the cinema before the end (?!)they don't know how it finished.