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Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 11 March 2011 (USA)
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A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.

Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writer:

Christopher Bertolini (as Chris Bertolini)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Ramon Rodriguez ... 2nd Lt. William Martinez
Will Rothhaar ... Cpl. Lee Imlay
Cory Hardrict ... Cpl. Jason Lockett
Jim Parrack ... LCpl. Peter Kerns
Gino Anthony Pesi ... Cpl. Nick Stavrou
Ne-Yo ... Cpl. Kevin Harris
James Hiroyuki Liao ... LCpl. Steven Mottola
Bridget Moynahan ... Michele
Noel Fisher ... Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ... Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
Bryce Cass ... Hector Rincon
Michael Peña ... Joe Rincon
Michelle Rodriguez ... TSgt. Elena Santos
Neil Brown Jr. ... LCpl. Richard Guerrero
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Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not war. It's survival.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,573,187, 13 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,552,429, 27 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,819,354, 11 July 2012
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A normal combat load for an individual Marine would 8-10 magazines, a Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) a bayonet/combat knife, a bivy shelter, sleeping bag, poncho, knee and elbow pads, a multi tool, night vision optics mounted to the helmets, (3) MRE's, 1 gallon of water, extra socks and under garments, 2-4 grenades, a white smoke and yellow smoke grenade, a thermite grenade, a phosphorus grenade, a field radio for the Radio Operator, a command radio for the Lieutenant, an AT-4 Rocket Launcher per Squad, M9 handguns for the NCO's, officer and SAW gunners and assorted maps, compasses and GPS navigation aids. A "kit" for a 3 day patrol on an Individual loadout, with body armor and helmet would be about 65 lbs. See more »

Goofs

Numerous violations of Marine Corps protocol, military training and the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) See more »

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[first lines]
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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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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California Love
Written by Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton, Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Mikel Hooks and Ronnie Hudson
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac) featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
Courtesy of Wideawake-Death Row Entertainment LLC
Under license from Evergreen Copyrights, Inc.
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Retreat hell!
10 March 2011 | by Pavol_OndruskaSee all my reviews

Battle: Los Angeles (or Enemy Invasion in EU countries) is a pretty neat example of what you'll get if you combine camera style of "Cloverfield", basic plot of "The Independence Day" and the atmosphere of "Black Hawk Down" together. That would be it for most people if only the target audience wasn't familiar with video games and haven't recognized many influences mostly from Killzone and Crysis franchises. I'm not saying it's a bad thing - definitely something to make the movie more visible in the amounts of action flicks made these days. And probably the first one to get it right how to mix video games with movies - those familiar with those franchises will enjoy it even more, those who are not will never notice since those influences are not so explicitly shown throughout the movie. Even though somewhat cheesy, Battle: LA is one hell of an enjoyable ride. Especially for fans of Killzone, Crysis, Quake and, what the heck, even Gears of War and Halo. Jonathan Libesman never made any really noticeable movie but something tells me he's gonna make it with this one. 8 out of 10.


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