Monday, March 14, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles

Another movie you know I had to see. Aliens invading. Shit blowing up. Michelle Rodriguez looking all tough and sexy as only she can. LA in ruins as more and more aliens hunt down humans with more determination than a Terminix rep on a roach-elimination job.

Did I mention Michelle Rodriguez?

How you're going to react to this movie depends entirely on how much of your brain you decide to engage as you watch it.

I and one faction of our group were in it for the explosions, the fighting, and the aliens--well, all that and Michelle Rodriguez. We largely checked our brains at the refreshment stand, and we left having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Others brought various portions of their critical faculties into the theater. They emerged less satisfied. They pointed out the completely formulaic plot, the utterly generic characters, the truly terrible dialog, and the completely stupid nature of the invading aliens--all valid points.

But shit blew up real good, Michelle Rodriguez was hot, and we plucky humans carried the day.

Mission accomplished.


J. Griffin Barber said...

I'll wait for it on video, but thanks for the qualified review.

Mark said...

Not a bad choice.

Eric said...

Did you see Robert Ebert's comment?

"Young men: If you attend this crap with friends who admire it, tactfully inform them they are idiots. Young women: If your date likes this movie, tell him you’ve been thinking it over, and you think you should consider spending some time apart."

Mark said...

I think Ebert's points are fair, but I also believe the key is what you expect from the film.

Todd said...

The dialog was crap and the marines moved like a mob of marmots, but you are right - shit blew up real good.


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