feature: Battle: Los Angeles (2011)


As you know, if you read my last review, I don’t really like watching trailers in general… but I do like to watch the first ones as they give you a flavour for the film without (generally) giving too much away. Thing is, I’ve been so busy lately I’ve barely had a chance to keep up. I only saw the X-Men: First Class one there today and that’s part of a franchise I’ve known and loved for the best part of 15 years.

So when it came to Battle: Los Angeles, a film I knew practically nothing about except that it had changed titles a few times, I didn’t pay loads of attention straight off. Word trickled in that it was good though so I kept it in mind to come back. Also I heard there were aliens in it. I am a sci-fi / fantasy girl at heart. Alien invasion? I’m in.

Time went by and I never got around to it. Then I was sitting in the cinema waiting for, coincidentally, the subject of my last review, The Mechanic, and I heard this weirdly haunting song. I looked up and I was entranced. It was the Battle: Los Angeles trailer.

Like most of us though, I’ve been burned by trailers with good music before. For every The Social Network trailer there’s a Daybreakers trailer just sitting there pointing and laughing at you.

So. I refuse to get overly enthusiastic about this film. I don’t know the director, I’ve never heard of the writer and there’s only one actor I like in it.


I really like him. I really really don’t want to believe he would pick a bad script. Also, I think I mentioned… I love alien films… and if there’s a hint of apocalypse in there then even better. Maybe I can be a bit enthusiastic about it.

Have a look at the trailer below to see what I’m talking about and let me know what you think. Do you think it looks as cool as I think it does, or I am deluding myself with hope again?

Battle: Los Angeles is coming to cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 11th March 2011.


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    MunirFebruary 21, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    You’re right. Pretty wicked trailer.

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    JerryFebruary 23, 2011 - 10:40 am

    Looking forward to it, want to see the aliens. Switch off & watch the special effects for 1.5 to 2 hours.

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