#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: When once distant UFOs become a terrifying threat attacking Earth, a Marine staff sergeant and his team take it upon themselves to face the enemy and protect what remains of the planet.
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_Battle: Los Angeles_ is a 2011 film that Wikipedia describes as a “military science fiction apocalyptic action film”. That’s a lot of genres mashed into one movie, but boy do they pull it off. So what’s this all about then? Here’s the official description:
_The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before._
I originally saw this in a theatre when it came out, and just like back then, this second viewing was a real good time. What I think makes this so good is that while this is basically a sci-fi movie about an alien invasion, what makes it stand out from the crowd is that it’s put together like a war movie. Much like _Monsters: Dark Continent_ and _Dog Soldiers_ this is a soldier movie with aliens, not an alien movie with soldiers. This is quite a big difference.
There are some familiar faces in this, there’s Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, and a very young Joey King. Everyone is in good form, but this isn’t a star power movie, its a blow your hair back action film.
The story itself is pretty simple. Their first mission is to get to a police station and rescue some civilians. On the way there its full of urban warfare like you’ve seen on many videos from overseas in YouTube videos, but this time it’s in America amongst a very familiar looking urban environment. The focus then shifts to a search and destroy mission and it all winds up to an action packed finale. Adding to the chaos all along the way was the film-makers choice to not give you a super clear look at the enemy. It adds another level of tension to it all.
This is a great turn off your brain type movie that cracks along at a good pace and has lots to entertain you all the way through.
When it comes to violent film – I’m divided.
I don’t go out of my way to watch movies about actual, historical battles, because I know that real people died (or were physically or mentally crippled); sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers . . . even children. The prospect of of reliving those tragic (even if heroic) deaths is too painful for me.
And yet, give me an alien invasion and I’m “all up in that”.
I find the fantasy of war exciting, and yet I have to be aware of how such films glorify violence; glorify war. I’m conflicted, enjoying this guilty pleasure.
I’m a little surprised by the low rating.
Have there been too many movies of this sort? a burnout by the viewing public? A burnout – when it comes to war? Another sign that we might be a war-weary nation / world?
As for me, I don’t watch a lot of flicks, so I’m not “burnt out” when it comes to military action films. So, this was not “same-o, same-o” for me.
I thought the script was impressively tight. That applies to character development as well; quick snap-shot profiles; a glance, a nod and you had pretty much all you needed to know about this or that character.
I’m not a fan of the “shaky-cam”, but I thought it was well employed in some of the battle scenes. I’ve never been in such a situation, but I think the camera gave us that sense of heart-pounding, out of control terror that being shot at and bombed can produce; often no knowing even where the fire is coming from as you hunker down and question your very soul.
Yes, this is a familiar theme – seasoned tough old lifer in charge of a bunch of kids – typical of many such films (Heartbreak Ridge comes to mind; many more).
I wonder, also, if there is more of a connection with military vets; something the civilian population can never really get (no offense; just fact; I served but never got shot at)?
From my experience, I thought the military portrayal was pretty spot on (military gear, tactics, fallibility, rank, age differences, rancor, “I got your 6”, sense of duty and dedication to mission; never give up, never surrender).
Predictable formula script? sure, in some ways, but I found plenty of surprises as well.
Maybe if I watched this sort of film all the time, I’d be as cynical as many here.
I really enjoyed this film (gave it 8/10; probably would have given it 7 1/2, but it deserves better than what I see others giving it).
Recent revelations from sources such Bigelow and Elizondo, have all but confirmed that we are being visited by aliens. And, who knows, maybe they will decide to harvest our water before we contaminate it any further, as we creep and crawl closer and closer to our own nuclear annihilation.
Battle LA: All action and war
Okay this is not a movie about story, but surely it’s obvious to see that in the trailers. This movie is about taking a location that is not really used for anything except soap operas and chick flicks and turning it into a battlefield. If you can cope with that then this movie isn’t awful like a lot of people are saying. This movie has a lot of strengths for action lovers. The marines jump right into the fray within the first fifteen minutes or so and the action continues to pour in throughout most of the movie. Firefights, marine maneuvers, communication and motions, and actual strategies are incorporated into this movie, which was the director’s goal in this project. Yes, there are some obvious solutions to the problem, aka nuke the zone, but then that wouldn’t be a really long movie would it? Continuing on, another key factor that is seen is the brotherhood that soldiers have between their own platoon and the friendships that they make. Combine that with the action and you get the suspense that makes you connect with the characters hoping each one survives. Heck you may even pick a favorite character to root for in hopes they survive. Another strong point is that the movie keeps going, with very little slow scenes in the mix, so again action lovers will love it. Yes it kind of causes the story line to be narrowed out, but again you shouldn’t expect a story from this kind of movie.
Weak points from this movie start with the choppy camera action used to record this movie. It’s filmed with moving with the soldiers and is really quick and spastic. If you get motion sickness, then you may not want to watch this movie. Next up the dialogue is very cheesy at some points. They try to bring comedy relief in the intense situation to keep you from getting too depressed in the film. But let’s face it dialogue today isn’t really written in the best sense, aka half the lines on Glee and other comedies of today. Get past that and again the movie isn’t that bad, in fact you can actually laugh at how ridiculous the lines are which lightens the mood a little. Again I’ve already mentioned there is no real story to it, but again it’s one of the action film fan’s audience. Not too mention it really is hard to get a good alien invasion storyline that hasn’t been done or isn’t a marvel comic. Another weakness can be a little of the poor acting in this movie and the overacting at certain scenes. The parts where aliens aren’t trying to blow your head off can make you roll your eyes, but that’s with any movie really. Another weakness is there is some predictability to it, especially when it comes to death scenes and as a result you may guess who is going to die next. However, what movie doesn’t have some predictability to it. The last thing to comment on is the graphics of the movie. For the most part the aliens are obviously CGI, but they are done pretty well from what I can tell. I’m no expert in the field, but it looks pretty decent and I have to say I don’t have the eye to tell green screen from actual models.
Overall I enjoyed the movie, I’ve been an action lover for a long time, but have branched out in recent years mind you. This movie is exciting, action packed, and has a strong message of brotherhood in the marine life. I think it captures some military lifestyles and situations, but again I don’t know. Yes, I know nuclear warfare is obvious, but again you want a movie you go for the more extreme case. As long as you can get over the cheesy dialogue and the lack of story, then I think you will enjoy this movie. Overall I give it an 8 out of 10.
A solid action adventure that delivered what I expected.
Battle: Los Angeles is a cross between Cloverfield (hand-held camera) and Independence Day (aliens landing on earth). It stars Aaron Eckhart as Staff Seargant Michael Nantz who having lost his platoon on a previous assignment files paperwork to leave active service for a while, but a call that meteors are landing all around the globe, which turns out to be aliens throws him back into the mix. The aliens want to eradicate the human colony for the resources of water, which helps in some way (it’s never properly explained) to power their ships and mechanical bodies. Nantz becomes part of a new platoon who includes second lieutenant William Martinez (Ramon Rodrigeuz), Cpl. Jason Lockett (Cory Hardict), Cpl. Nick Stavrou (Gino Anthony Pesci), Cpl. Kevin Harris (Ne-yo surprisingly, whom I didn’t even recognise until his name flashed up on the credits!) and TSgt Elena Santos (Michelle Rodriguez). They go to rescue any civilians in Santa Monica who are trapped in a police station and escort them out where also they find where the command module of the aliens ships that controls everything is and try to destroy it.
That’s it really, and what is part of my criticism the story is very basic with no real twists, which also does contain some plot holes. Also there is no characterisation for any of the main characters who are as thin as cardboard, the film follows the usual formulaic structure with every stereotype you could imagine with the types of characters involved like “the new guy who wants to impress,” and “the guy put in charge of a new platoon after losing his old one” etc. The script as well is truly dreadful, with all the clichés and cheesiness you could expect. But the thing is I was expecting this as this is your typical “America saves the world” trashy film.
I also expected other things that would be positive for this movie and it delivered. The action was exciting and well choreographed, (the best action sequence being on a freeway whilst the platoon try to save the civilians), there was enough suspense and tension throughout added by the great music and general pace of the film, the special effects of the aliens and their ships was impressive, the acting was surprisingly good even with the awful script. Aaron Erckart convinced as a marine leader with Michelle Rodriguez and Cory Hardict delivering solid supporting performances. The biggest strength I would say though is that it was excellently shot and edited. The hand-held camera added to the authenticity of the situation and never was too shaky, though there were a few scenes where it was hard to make sense of what was happening, but generally it was perfect.
Not everyone will like this film, those expecting anything then what I resembled of a decent script and story will be sorely disappointed and even the hand-held camera as pointed out by certain reviewers on here will irritate some people who may complain it’s hard to see anything and that would be right in some respects. Battle: Los Angeles wasn’t perfect with a story we’ve all seen so many times before, but if your looking for good action, special effects and reasonable acting, it does deliver. For me I would normally have given this film a five or six out of ten, but the acting and camera-work was a bonus and enough to tip it into a seven. Also there were more positives for this movie than negatives, which worked in the film’s favour. Enjoyable action adventure that delivers solidly. A great effort.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Director Jonathan Liebesman
Writer Christopher Bertolini
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Cory Hardrict
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Original Film
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo, Lightweight and PCZ Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo, Lightweight and PCZ Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, Lightweight and PCZ Lenses, Sony PMW-EX3
Laboratory ColorWorks, Culver City (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,176 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format), XDCAM (1080p/24) (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema