Battle: Los Angeles – Art 0/5 Ent 2/5 Worth 0/5
Oh, wow, I feel tremendous guilt from how easy this one is, but here goes. It’s two movies wrapped into one: a) Saving Private Ryan (even has the loss of sound as the officer looks around, disoriented, at his troops struggling in battle); b) Independence Day (Alien invasion, one lowly team leads the way in incapacitating their command and control). Sony went so far as to mull legal action against the makers of Skyline for perceived theft of CGI images. Now, call me a cynical bastard, but that usually means they don’t think their own vision was very unique in the first place. Aaron Eckhart isn’t a bad actor, he just chooses some bad roles and/or bad movies. The Dark Knight is worshiped now, for all the wrong reasons, but I’m at least happy it gave him more notoriety and offers for roles. I just wish they weren’t in movies like this. From the Company of Men to the Company of boring ass turkeys. I have one big question for this movie … why do aliens with such technology get into conventional street battles that resemble 2nd Generation warfare, of the type we saw in World War I and World War II? They have giant space ships and drones and laser blasters, but can’t figure out how to wipe us out with Nuclear/Biological/Chemical etc. weapons. That doesn’t seem right. That seems like an excuse to show our current military in a heroic light fighting generic bad people. I couldn’t believe my ears when Eckhart was telling some little kid that he’s the best Marine he’s ever seen. The military deserves better, we deserve better. Blech.