G and I just got back from watching Battle: L.A. I really enjoyed it. It was a pretty typical war type movie, but with aliens, which is always fun. In some ways, it reminded me of Cloverfield with the shaky camera and running through the war-torn streets to try to find safety. I guess you could say it was like a combination between something like Black Hawk Down and Cloverfield.
The story follows Staff Sergeant Nantz, a rugged military man who has put in his twenty years, seen combat overseas, and is ready to retire after losing several men on his last mission. He's definitely a "wounded hero" type. Of course, instead of being able to retire, he's called into active duty as meteors rain down from the sky. I won't go into any further detail than that.
Resident bad-ass chick, Michelle Rodriguez, is always nice to watch in action. She's got that tough as nails side to her, and I always like her attitude. I've loved her ever since Resident Evil back in the day. Plus, she was awesome as Ana Lucia on Lost. She's always got that same 'don't fuck with me' attitude. I enjoyed her in Battle: L.A. because it was nice to see a military chick who can kick ass with the boys and not get herself killed along the way.
Overall, there was nothing truly groundbreaking here. Just a good war/alien flick with a decent emotional pull. If you like action movies and don't get headaches from the whole shaky cam thing, I recommend this one in the theaters.
Posted by Sarra Cannon Friday, March 11, 2011