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Rated PG-13 · 116 minutes · 2011

Action, Science fiction
This is an alien-invasion movie that’s about as interesting as a game of Battleship between two pensive eighth-graders playing for the first time. Featuring an alien species that looks like giant carpenter ants, the movie is nothing more than a big cinematic cheat. Aaron Eckhart plays a Marine getting set to retire, but then aliens invade Los Angeles. The occasional long shot tells us that the movie is, in fact, taking place in Los Angeles, but you wouldn’t know that from most of the locales; the Marines fight battles in smoke-filled streets, abandoned police stations and suburban backyards. The aliens themselves are the most boring ETs Hollywood has offered up since Cocoon: The Return. All in all, it’s a sloppy, loud mess.


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Official Site: www.battlela.com
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Jeffrey Chernov and David Greenblatt
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Peña, Lucas Till, Cory Hardrict, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Jim Parrack, Will Rothhaar, Neil Brown Jr., Noel Fisher, Taylor Handley, James Liao, Gino Anthony Pesi, Joey King, Bryce Cass and Jadin Gould

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Portland Mercury Sci-Fi Vérité Battle: Los Angeles: Of war, spectacle, and bulb-headed extraterrestrial cyborgs. by Erik Henriksen 03/10/2011
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