posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 07:42 PM
Hey, I have no idea whether or not this will work on BTS. I mean, this is not the only post on the Battle: LA subject...
The flick itself was very, very reminiscent of ID4, in that you have some US Marines going up against the bad aliens. I am left wondering whether the
Corps doesn't use these movies, at least indirectly, as a recruiting tool.
In the end, the hero Marines save the day... hoorah and please sign on the dotted line.
On a more personal level, we caught this one at the noon-ish matinee on 3.11 just a few hours into some of the most emotionally devastating scenes
coming out of Japan. The stuff coming in from the earthquake and tsunami were similar to what we saw in The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. So, by the
time you get you mind wrapped around the fact that what you were seeing was really real, if then you dive into a movie that begins on a coastline and
involves mass devastation... you can find your subconscious trying to sort it all out before packing it off to your emotions center which is in crisis
The aliens were too primitive from my perspective. You don't fly halfway across the universe to invade a planet if you are still using C&C centers as
big as battleships that conveniently bury themselves in the middle of a combat situation where wandering squads of enemy fighters can defeat it with
laser guidance devices from the 1980s, small arms and a few hand grenades.
TRUTH: Our drones in Afghanistan are piloted from a very safe, very respectable distance. You can kill the drone but the pilot will be flying a new
one withing a few minutes.
But strictly as entertainment... it worked well and I will probably own the DVD for my library... giving it a spot on the same shelf as those
aforementioned flicks, ID4, Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and of course... War of the Worlds.