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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.

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(as Chris Bertolini)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ssgt. Michael Nantz
... 2nd Lt. William Martinez
... Cpl. Lee Imlay
... Cpl. Jason Lockett
... LCpl. Peter Kerns
... Cpl. Nick Stavrou
... Cpl. Kevin Harris
... LCpl. Steven Mottola
... Michele
... Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
... Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
... Hector Rincon
... Joe Rincon
... TSgt. Elena Santos
... 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)

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It's not war. It's survival.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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

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11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

SSG. 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 »

Goofs

When Nantz quotes the serial numbers of the fallen soldiers, he says them XXX-XXX-XXX. Since late 1971, the US military uses Social Security Numbers as ID numbers with the pattern XXX-XX-XXXX. It is common to say those numbers in that pattern. See more »

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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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Spin-off Battle: Los Angeles (2011) See more »

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Live by the Game
Written by Freddie Gibbs (as Fredrick Tipton), Leighton Hicks and Cory Parham
Performed by Freddie Gibbs
Courtesy of Decon
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Low expectations were exceeded
13 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie trailer so I really didn't expect anything more than an entertaining B rated science fiction flick. No need for spoilers (again I saw the trailer). It was a pleasant surprise.

I actually saw a VERY entertaining kick @$$ A-/B+ rated science fiction movie. The plot was in the realm of possibility, given the circumstance. The characters seemed plausible, given the range of the actors. The action kept me on the edge of my seat. All good signs.

Personally, we need more science fiction movies. If you agree, and you don't require perfection in EVERY film viewing experience -- go see this movie.

Take it at face value and enjoy it.

I did.


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