Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
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
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Cpl. Oswald's military unit ("40th ID") is a real unit - The 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized), known as the "Sunshine Division", is a modular division of the United States Army. It is a four brigade combat team division with National Guardsmen from throughout the Pacific/Western United States and Oceania. Its Division Headquarters is located at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California. See more »
It was noted that a flight of A-10 "warthogs" were on the flight line at Camp Pendleton. The A-10 is a close support ground attack aircraft flown by the USAF in support of ground operations conducted by the Army and the Marines. They often conduct joint training so seeing Air Force craft at a Marine base is not uncommon. 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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After a meteor shower around the world, the governments learn that it is actually an alien invasion and organize counter-attacks. In Los Angeles, the Marine Sergeant Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) is ready to retire after a great trauma in the past when he lost all the men under his command in a mission. However, his platoon is assigned to bring the civilians that are sheltered in the Police Department, in an area dominated by the aliens, back to forward operating base (F.O.B.) before the bombs drop on the city. Sgt. Nantz assists 2nd Lieutenant William Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez) and they have to accomplish their mission within three hours.
The marines meet few civilians and survivors from other commandos and when they are ready to fly to the base, the helicopter with the wounded marines is shot down and crashes. Now the marines need to reach the base with the civilians through the destroyed streets and highways using a bus. Along their journey, the marines learn how to kill the invaders but only a few of them survive. When the mission is accomplished, Sgt. Nantz and the survivors decide to destroy the alien communication center and consequently their airborne force.
Despite the bad reviews in IMDb, I liked "Battle Los Angeles". The beginning is boring, with the poor development of the lead characters. The plot is a combination of "Independence Day" with "Escape from New York", not-original but entertaining. But the action is good, with a frantic camera to simulate a documentary and charismatic characters. Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and the rest of the cast have good performances. The shape of the spacecraft is very weird. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Invasão do Mundo: Batalha de Los Angeles" ("Invasion of the World: Battle of Los Angeles")
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