Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles
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.
The feel you will get from this movie is a daring mix of SciFi with War Movies, as this movie follows not what is going on at NASA or at the Pentagon or any Headquarter you can think off! This movie follows the experiences of one solitary platoon, trying to do the right thing in a world gone mad! This is not about aliens really, but about doing just that one right thing, and not freak out in the meantime or let your commanding officer go all black-out on your ass!
The impact of this movie is that you can realize how it would really look like, how the damage and the danger would be like for all those who would be at groundlevel when something would happen… anything really. Because the fact that this is about aliens is just a mere side-idea to make it look more flashy at times and to make the mayhem even more over-the-top. Perhaps viewers nowadays need that, because so many in the western world only know about war via games and TV.
It really does not matter in the end, because we need to realize this is entertainment. This is Hollywood.
And if you just wanna have fun, and see explosions and see how badass Michelle Rodriguez really can be, that you need to see this movie!
It really has all you want in a no-brainer spectacle movie!
Thanks to Sony Pictures for the review copy.