Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
One more famous "Retreat hell", comes from WW2, during the battle for Salerno, Italy, in Sep. 1943. The 1st & 2nd battalions of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment were taking heavy fire. When it was suggested that they withdraw, Col. Rueben Tucker replied, "Retreat hell. Send me my other battalion." The 3rd battalion was sent up, and the enemy repulsed, and the Salerno beachhead was saved. See more »
The LAPD West Division station is not in Santa Monica, it's at 1663 Butler Ave, Los Angeles. There are no LAPD stations in Santa Monica because the City of Santa Monica has its own police department. See more »
Reporter on TV:
...an unprecedented meteor shower falling off the coast of Tokyo. The entire city is mesmerized by this incredible sight. Two hours after the first contact, an unidentified enemy has reached our coastlines in a swift and militaristic attack. Right now one thing is clear: The world is at war.
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There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »
This was the best sci-fi movie I have ever seen in a long time. It was a mix of military/war combat with alien sci-fi and the two mixed perfectly.I have very very few complaints about the movie, and despite some of the "goofs" listed, I don't believe they were substantial enough to change anyone's opinion about the movie. I could have done without some of the corny lines, but they did not deter me at all from the movie. Soon after watching the movie for the first time, I bought it and have already watched it four or five times. The combat and action are really exhilarating and Eckhart is a bad ass actor. Great movie, worth the watch. What I enjoyed most about the movie was the amazing effects with the aliens and the nonstop, in your face combat. There was a constant blaze of gunfire and explosions, the perfect "Guy movie" but even my girlfriend found the movie to be enjoyable(in moderation of course and she probably likes Eckhart). Once again, an amazing movie, watch it now you will not regret it.
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