The world has just been attacked by an army of extraterrestrial beings, bent on stealing our most precious resource, out planets water. After sneaking into our atmosphere undetected, the war has started and the last area of resistance is Los Angeles. Our planet is losing the battle quickly, and it’s up to Marine Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) to stop the aliens advance in LA, and hold on to our last city. Nantz was on his way to leaving the Marines when the aliens attacked the planet Earth, and instead of not having to fight in anymore wars, he is thrown into the biggest war known to man, a battle for our very existence.

Now in charge of a new platoon of soldiers, Nantz and his troops are sent out to try and push back the alien’s advancement in Los Angeles. After just finishing a dangerous mission beforehand in which all of Nantz’s troops were killed, will he be able to lead these new marines into the battle of their lives and Earth’s chance at survival? With the aliens technologies far more advance than ours, do we even stand a chance at defeating this new threat?

Now as you might have seen, the trailer for this movie was spectacular. It was about 6minutes long and was filled with action. So I was very excited about seeing this movie, and had been waiting patiently for its release. The movie starts off with Los Angeles already in a devastating state, and then takes you back to when the aliens first show up. They come without warning and immediately start their mayhem on our planet. The story is fast paced and there is mostly action throughout, except for a few moments for character development. The characters in the movie are pretty believable, and the plot didn’t seem farfetched. The film also has some other notable co-stars, such as Michelle Rodriguez as “Elena Santos”, a communications officer whose troops meet up with Nantz’s marines towards the middle of the film. There was Ne-Yo, who plays a marine named Kevin Harris. Then there were survivors that are found hiding out from the aliens, and the main characters were played by Bridget Moynahan as “Michele”, Michael Pena as “Joe Rincon”.

The movie had a well rounded cast, and everyone did a good job in their roles. The special effects were pretty good, but not great. The scenery was spectacular, of the devastating that had befallen Los Angeles. What made this alien attack different from previous movies was that the aliens didn’t have a mother ship hovering over the planet and basically just came to Earth and set up their defenses here, which was kind of cool, but not fully explained as to how they had set up so much in so little time. The movie was entertaining, but not as I suspected. I thought it would be a lot more action and special effects. The Battle scenes were not that exciting and could have had more interaction between the alien soldiers and the human soldiers. I give this movie a rating of 2 ships out of 4. It was no “Independence Day”. The movie ran 1 hour and 56mins. It was rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language. The movie was written by Christopher Bertolini. It was directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film was produced by Original Film. It was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

The next time you see a meteor shower, beware, there may be something hiding inside. Ezo
Next movie reviewed: TBD

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