• Battle: Los Angeles
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Yeah I wanted to see it high too
Saw it last night. Overall not a bad movie, but not great. I kind of feel like they could have cut out the scene where the Staff Sergeant was talking to the kid and stuck a "USMC JOIN NOW" thing at the end and used it as an ad for the Marines due to the whole "Marines never quit, Marines never give up, Marines marines marines marines" spiel he went on. The tearjerker moments were pretty false but I didn't go to it expecting much. Other than that, some pretty slow moments and over-the-top camera shake. I liked it, but some stuff could have been done better. 7/10 I guess
I was doubtful about how bad this movie could be...then I saw part of it. It has not only the "guy looking around for alien- then, surprise, the alien is suddenly behind him" scene but also has the "alien has been shot dead so everyone stands around talking- then, surprise, the alien leaps up alive after all" scene. That's not Syfy original incompetent bad, that's just lazy even for a sci-fi action movie bad. It really is an insult to the audience, the moviemakers are saying "we're gonna serve you generic shit and you'll enjoy it".
[QUOTE=dude2193;28649781][img_thumb]http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/01/24/weekinreview/24grist01/articleInline.jpg[/img_thumb] I really thought my use of 'z' when saying skills gave it away.[/QUOTE] i had just read an article on film production before I wrote that and was looking for an excuse to slap people in the face with my giant throbbing cock of knowledge
Saw the movie yesterday with my cousin. It was an ok movie. Not the best Science Fiction flick. It has its ups and downs
Saw this when it came out. Not going to win any oscars by any means, but its a strong sci-fi And action flick. I went in expecting to see angry marines shouting and shooting at aliens and that's what I got. On top of that I got a thin layer of backstory, an ounce of plot, and a sort of alien not explored in any sci-fi films I've ever seen. ( Foot soldiers as opposed to omnipotent super-soldiers. )
It was cool, glad I saw it
Seeing this on Thursday, and that comes before Friday, so I'll set my calender.
Just saw it, and I actually didn't mind it. I enjoyed myself and felt I got my moneys worth.
I liked it. There was a sense that the marines were fucked and there was no way they were going to win but all the aliens had over them was the element of surprise, higher HP, and drones. I loved the part where the chick gets alien goop all over her face because the black marine said exactly what we were all thinking
Watched Rango yesterday, and I watched this and "Paul" today, got to watch 3 good movies for free! I thought it was quite good.
I loved this movie, the pacing was perfect in my opinion.
Well that's because it never let up there was no pace at all
I like that it never let up, it really set an atmosphere of desperation and exhaustion that the Marines were going through. A lot like Black Hawk Down to me. Great movie, but you leave the theater exhausted.
funny when they are searching for survivors and they just shout 'US MARINES! US MARINES! US MARINES!' very loud lol
[QUOTE=Matthew1;28758894]funny when they are searching for survivors and they just shout 'US MARINES! US MARINES! US MARINES!' very loud lol[/QUOTE] I assume that's what they would actually do when searching for civilians to extract from a combat zone.
They weren't just searching, they were clearing rooms. Barging in a door unannounced would have a terrible ending if someone was waiting behind it with a shotgun, scared for their life. It'd be important for them to constantly be identifying themselves as they clear a building they know has weaponry around for civilians to grab.
It wasn't that bad, but got close to being borderline lame thanks to some really laughably stupid lines ('I'm a veternarian' :laffo:) and stupidly pointless drama-llama. But I really like that they actually gave and showed the aliens motives for invading. That was nice. 6/10
This movie isn't out in Finland yet. Going to watch it when it comes.
Obvious advertisment for the army. Aliens were Nazis though. But whether or not, it did have a good explanation why they crashed on earth. And not just random aliens fucking everything up for no reason. I want a movie like V and the tv series [sp]Yes I realise, in the Battle LA movie they were after the water[/sp]. Where human and alien meet and greet until some humans fuck everything up for a alliance, and they go to war. But some human and aliens do join forces to try and find a way to settle peace between them. But overall, it was a good movie, but nearly fell asleep, maybe because of those damn comfy chairs. Or how Michelle's character is always the same.
I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.
Went to go see this today. T'was, one of the best films I have seen all year!
I like how the alien ship transforms into that building thing. Or contraption. whatever you call it. Hope you know what I mean.
[QUOTE=shian;28819150]I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.[/QUOTE] it would be pretty hard to focus on the military as a whole, there wouldn't be any characters, everyone would be just an expendable grunt, no one wants to watch masses of generic soldiers fighting masses of generic aliens, there's no one to root for, as for armored and air combat, I would've liked to see more tank action, you don't usually see tanks fighting aliens, but I'm glad there wasn't much air combat, since most alien invasion movies are 2 hours of F-18s shooting at flying saucers.
Saw it a couple hours ago and it's pretty damn awesome.
I'll summarize my impression of the movie in two sentences: It's a great movie for fans of action and war movies. It's a bad movie for fans of science fiction. I loved the action, atmosphere, and tension in the movie. My only problem was the aliens. They were alien in appearance only and were strategically incompetent. There was nothing foreign about the way the aliens structured their forces or behaved. It seemed like the movie producers simply took a human military force, replace it with aliens, and changed nothing in their behavior. Strategically speaking, the aliens were retarded. Why do they need liquid water? (The line about Earth being the only place in the universe with liquid water is false). Can they not melt ice or condense vapor? Why only attack the coast lines? Why send in ground forces [I]before[/I] establishing air support? (That's a strategic no-no). Why send in ground forces at all? Why waste so many resources on an invasion? Why didn't they wipe out humanity from orbit? Why didn't they design their drones to be autonomous in the event the command and control center was destroyed? Did they not have a contingency plan? Of course, the aliens had to be that way in order for the protagonists to win, I get that. My only point is that this movie works great as an action flick, but not as science fiction. I find picking apart movies just as enjoyable as watching them.
[QUOTE=Mjolnir82991;28840715]I'll summarize my impression of the movie in two sentences: It's a great movie for fans of action and war movies. It's a bad movie for fans of science fiction. I loved the action, atmosphere, and tension in the movie. My only problem was the aliens. They were alien in appearance only and were strategically incompetent. There was nothing foreign about the way the aliens structured their forces or behaved. It seemed like the movie producers simply took a human military force, replace it with aliens, and changed nothing in their behavior. Strategically speaking, the aliens were retarded. Why do they need liquid water? (The line about Earth being the only place in the universe with liquid water is false). Can they not melt ice or condense vapor? Why only attack the coast lines? Why send in ground forces [I]before[/I] establishing air support? (That's a strategic no-no). Why send in ground forces at all? Why waste so many resources on an invasion? Why didn't they wipe out humanity from orbit? Why didn't they design their drones to be autonomous in the event the command and control center was destroyed? Did they not have a contingency plan? Of course, the aliens had to be that way in order for the protagonists to win, I get that. My only point is that this movie works great as an action flick, but not as science fiction. I find picking apart movies just as enjoyable as watching them.[/QUOTE] My movie going mate tells me to STFU when I pick apart a movie we just watched.
[QUOTE=shian;28819150]I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.[/QUOTE] I was thinking this all the time I was watching it
Saw it a week ago, felt like i was watching crysis 2 combined with world in conflict and generation kill.
Just watched it, best movie of the century.
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