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.
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.
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.
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
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Paid .50 cents to watch, overcharged by 18 cents, angry now.
The special effects were a huge let down. Somehow they spent 100 million on this? Did they blow all the money on drugs and hookers on set? Was there a big bowl of cocaine off camera for the actors to snort to numb the pain of making such a horrifically bad movie? Half the 3D budget must have been spent on making one scene where the aliens attack a bus while we see the exact same robot played forward and backward about 30 times to try and confuse us into thinking more was going on when in fact NOTHING was going on. Generally you never see a glimpse of an alien or an alien ship that lasts more than 2 seconds, its like here's your 40-80 frames of 3D, oop, made you look...
Forget the acting, the lead actor, some guy forgot his name, poor bastard, why did he do this movie? They surrounded him with incompetents who probably got kicked out of their elementary schools production of "The Pilgrims Pride" and decided they wouldn't let that stand in the way of their acting ambitions.
I can't understand how such a horrendous pile of garbage could even be made into a movie. It's so horrifically bad that by the end I just hoped everyone and everything on screen would die in a giant ball of fire...
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