Battle Los Angeles - 2011 - 4/10
I delayed watching this after all the negative reviews across forums.
All the elements for a top action flick were there, except for way too many family clichés.
There are kids in the film. Utter waste of time. In western films, kids never get killed or eaten.
I don’t care if they are related to the director or producer. No more Newts!
Leftover civilians. Listen, the mayor, governor, prime minister orders, “Get outta Dodge!” you don’t say, “Ooh, maybe there is a sale at Piggly Wiggly.”
Marines who have to protect deadbeats ought to jab their thumbs with, “Exit’s that way, Pilgrim.”
Don’t try to make action films for kids and mommies.
In the featurette, one of the honchos said they were trying to outdo Alien or Aliens.
As if. Is that why their template was Independence Day, another family friendly suckfest?
Vasquez and Drake coulda kicked their ass … even saddled with Hudson!