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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)  »

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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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Besides Capt. Williams' famous quote "Retreat hell, we just got here", there is another famous marine "Retreat Hell" quote. When his marines were surrounded at the Chosin River in Korea during the Korean War, Major General Oliver P. Smith was asked if they were retreating, he responded, "Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction". In Retreat, Hell! (1952), Frank Lovejoy's character, Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett, issues the famous quote. See more »

Goofs

When CPL Imlay fires the M-203 Grenade Launcher rounds down the hallway they leave a smoke trail. This is incorrect as the M-203 rounds are like large bullets and only leave a puff of smoke when fired. They are not rockets and therefore would not leave a smoke trail. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) 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
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Black Hawk Down... with Aliens
13 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film the other day, and I actually really liked it. It was exactly what I expected (maybe a little better). If you want to watch a really well thought out film with lots of character development and interesting subplots this is not the film for you. If you want to watch a bunch of U.S. Marines beat the tar out of invading spacefreaks, then this is the film for you. From when we first encounter the aliens to sometime in the middle, the movie is a nonstop thrill ride. Stuff explodes, aliens get splattered, humans get burned by lasers. In case you didn't already suspect, this film is very violent. Although there isn't a lot of blood, there are certainly a lot of deaths. The action is unpredictable and zany. One minute everyone will be walking somewhere between point A and B, the next, they're crouching behind burned out cars and houses as aliens pour ungodly hellfire onto them from above. The special effects were also quite good, with the exception of a couple bad animations here and there. That being said, the movie suffers when it slows down. The dialogue is poorly written, and delivered decently, but not well. Aaron Eckhart however did a wonderful job as a stony faced marine staff sergeant who keeps a cool head when under fire. Most of the storyline is pretty standard war movie/alien invasion stuff. You know, when after a bunch of fighting everyone gets discouraged and then the leader gives a big motivational speech and the inspirational music plays and everyone feels heroic.

So don't expect a masterpiece of modern cinema, expect alien guts and lots of shooting and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


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