I guess Battle: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula wouldn’t fit on the marquee

by wfgodbold

For that matter, the title would have been longer than the movie (shamelessly inspired by/stolen from Ryan)!

All ribbing aside, Battle: Los Angeles was a hell of a movie. Whether you like it or not seems to mainly depend on whether or not you’re a movie critic; it’s 33% fresh, but if you look at the audience reaction, 63% of viewers liked it.

While there was some shaky cam (the reviews I’d read made it sound like the cameraman was an epileptic suffering from Parkinson’s), it wasn’t as bad as other movies have been.

Battle: LA has got it all; explosions, gunfights, aliens, patriotic speeches, and good people making the best of a bad situation. It’s Independence Day meets Blackhawk Down, and the USMC gets some great free publicity in the offing.

If you like action movies, war movies, alien invasion movies, or Aaron Eckhart, you ought to check Battle: Los Angeles out. After all, if it doesn’t make money, they won’t invest in similar films, and we’ll be stuck with sequels and reboots forever.

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2 Comments to “I guess Battle: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula wouldn’t fit on the marquee”

  1. So you know I enjoyed it, and I recommended it to my parents, who went to see it… and had to get up and leave halfway through. The shakycam, which was just great for me (especially during the door-kicking scenes) was simply too much for them to handle, and the motion sickness booted them out the door.

    “Realism” has its price, it seems.

    • Did they feel the same way about the Bourne movies? I think those had about the same amount of shaky cam. If Battle LA had too much, they’d better not watch Cloverfield.

      If it hadn’t been a war movie, the shaky cam would have been out of place, but I thought it did a good job of putting the viewer in the middle of the action.

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