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Battle:Los Angeles wins

This remake measures up thanks to packed action and a steady pace.

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Aaron Eckhart goes to Battle
  • Aaron Eckhart goes to Battle

An alien army arrives on Earth to annihilate humanity and it's up to a few good Marines to save the world. Sound familiar? Yep, Battle: Los Angeles is a long way from original, but it's in the same area code as enjoyable due to its relentless action and occasional feints in the direction of allegory. Aaron Eckhart plays a Marine officer haunted by past mistakes on the battlefield, his guilt compromising his ability to fight the extraterrestrial invaders. He eventually bucks up, of course, squeezing off rounds of bullets and military-issue dialogue. The ooh-rah cliches are thankfully balanced by the movie's portrayal of the soldiers as frightened kids rather than stoic heroes, and director Jonathan Liebesman does his part by keeping things moving faster than the speed of logic.

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Battle: Los Angeles

Official Site: www.battlela.com

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Writer: Christopher Bertolini

Producer: Jeffrey Chernov, Ori Marmur and Neal H. Moritz

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Peña, Ramon Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Cory Hardrict, Jim Parrack, Gino Anthony Pesi and Ne-Yo

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