When Air Force One goes down over the Bermuda Triangle, the Navy sends its best rescue team. But in saving the president, the team awakens a monster which threatens America's entire Eastern Seaboard and, ultimately, the world.
When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.
Mario Van Peebles,
A scientist, races against a deadline to place a shield between the Earth and the oncoming blast-wave from a Supernova. As well as the efforts of doom cult to sabotage the project believing it to be God's Will Course" and allow the population of the Earth to be consumed by the intense radiation in the wave.
Not SyFy's worst, but it is down there as one of their all-time lows
I dislike a lot of SyFy's output but I watch them to see if they are ever going to do something worthwhile. They've made a few tolerable if hugely flawed ones, but mostly the movies aired on the SyFy channel are trash.
Battle of Los Angeles is not SyFy's worst, however it is down there as one of their all-time lows. One thing that really spoils it is the pace, throughout it is very turgid and severely undermines the action. Speaking of the action, most of it felt clumsy and further disadvantaged by poor editing.
The film itself looks cheap. The effects have a half-hearted, crude and unfinished look to them, and the photography is all over the map. The story is predictable and unengaging, the dialogue is clichéd and cringe-worthy, I didn't care for any of the characters and there is some really dire acting going on, in fact Battle of Los Angeles is one of the worst-acted SyFy films I've seen recently. The leads show no charisma, and the support cast is also uneven, some overact and some are so dull it is hard to tell whether they're actually acting.
Overall, an all-time low. 1/10 Bethany Cox
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