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RE: BATTLE LA: DECENT ACTION PACKED EXPLOSION FILLED NO... - 5/8/2011 1:03:08 AM   
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Emmmm,not me old boy!
Never said that about you or anyone else for that matter!


I should clarify. I responded to your "Jeepers,who's in bad form?" comment. As I thought you may have been referring to the tone of my post. As if I was in a bad mood. I wasn't having a go at you, just explaining why I critcised Dead (upstairs) Mike.

CORLEONE, I hold your pyjama parties with great affection. Although please don't describe your party guests as little shits, it's unbecoming.


You got imbeciles and immature from that??
Havent been to a pyjama party in years

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B:LA you - 5/8/2011 1:46:09 AM   
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The script was crap, wasn't it? Cringe inducing in places.


I thought the script was fine, it did enough to service what was on screen, nothing more. If I were to level any sort of complaint against it, I'd say it was mostly unexceptional. Creatively, I thought the film had some very clever ideas about presenting an alien invasion story without rehashing old tropes. Although if you've gone from making pasta/bolognese sauces to writing film scripts. One would think it would be a bit of a jump.

If you really want a truly awful script, look no further than Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Desert Heat". Now that film has a plot and dialogue (plus acting) that veers so much in the farcical lane the director should've been charged with D.U.I (Director's Utterly Incompetent).

Going back to "B:LA" or "B:LEH" for some people. I thought the Lieutenant's speech just before their deployment was nicely terse and captured the spirit of the Marine Corps, without being overly jingoistic nor patriotic.

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Funnily enough, there was a videogame for Battle LA released...and it pretty much is the movie.

I personally don't mind - Universial Solider 3 had the same idea.



The game's nothing special. The comic-like stills were a little silly. They should've just used footage from the film.

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ORIGINAL: thetruth
You got imbeciles and immature from that??


No no, my dear boy. When you said "Jeepers,who's in bad form?". I didn't know what you meant by it. So I assumed you were speaking about the tone of one of my posts; the one where I criticised Dead Mike's comment regarding those that liked the film as being "children and morons". I meant nothing against you mate. I hope it's all cleared up now?

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Havent been to a pyjama party in years


The tin-foil isn't some ad-hoc protection against alien mind control. It's just to keep warm; honest...

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RE: B:LA you - 5/8/2011 9:01:26 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Emyr Thy King

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The script was crap, wasn't it? Cringe inducing in places.


I thought the script was fine, it did enough to service what was on screen, nothing more. If I were to level any sort of complaint against it, I'd say it was mostly unexceptional. Creatively, I thought the film had some very clever ideas about presenting an alien invasion story without rehashing old tropes. Although if you've gone from making pasta/bolognese sauces to writing film scripts. One would think it would be a bit of a jump.

If you really want a truly awful script, look no further than Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Desert Heat". Now that film has a plot and dialogue (plus acting) that veers so much in the farcical lane the director should've been charged with D.U.I (Director's Utterly Incompetent).

Going back to "B:LA" or "B:LEH" for some people. I thought the Lieutenant's speech just before their deployment was nicely terse and captured the spirit of the Marine Corps, without being overly jingoistic nor patriotic.

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ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

Funnily enough, there was a videogame for Battle LA released...and it pretty much is the movie.

I personally don't mind - Universial Solider 3 had the same idea.



The game's nothing special. The comic-like stills were a little silly. They should've just used footage from the film.

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ORIGINAL: thetruth
You got imbeciles and immature from that??


No no, my dear boy. When you said "Jeepers,who's in bad form?". I didn't know what you meant by it. So I assumed you were speaking about the tone of one of my posts; the one where I criticised Dead Mike's comment regarding those that liked the film as being "children and morons". I meant nothing against you mate. I hope it's all cleared up now?

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Havent been to a pyjama party in years


The tin-foil isn't some ad-hoc protection against alien mind control. It's just to keep warm; honest...


My original point stands.

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RE: B:LA you - 5/8/2011 9:38:33 AM   
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Nay problem!
I assume the tinfoil goes on your head??

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RE: B:LA you - 6/8/2011 2:21:22 AM   
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My original point stands.


No it doesn't, as you made a crass generalisation.

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Nay problem!
I assume the tinfoil goes on your head??


It's actually a tin-foil blanket. You can wrap it around your head if you want. Although you'll have to take care of your feet too...for thermal retention!


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RE: B:LA you - 6/8/2011 8:32:17 AM   
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I was thinking a la Signs,lol!

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RE: B:LA you - 6/8/2011 6:47:38 PM   
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I was thinking a la Signs,lol!


I know, I enjoy a good wordplay.


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Battle Los Angeles: Review - 8/8/2011 2:05:59 AM   
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Battle: Los Angeles is a very good film. The movie reminds me a bit of a video game (e.g. Call of Duty) the way some scenes are played out. The story is very enjoyable to learn and the action scenes in the film are enjoyable to watch. My only problem with this film is the film could have gone into more detail about the invasion then just always just on the army. One thing is for sure, Battle: Los Angeles is way better then Skyline. I would recommend to go see this film.

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 10/8/2011 10:21:52 AM   
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Video game
Hate that phrase!

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 17/8/2011 11:55:04 PM   
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Video game
Hate that phrase!


Same here, an annoying Americanism. Should be termed computer game. It's amusing, people are making the computer game comparison and then readily use the "Call of Duty" (more like carpal tunnel syndrome)  series as an example. Even though that series, particularly the 'Modern Warfare' series is heavily influenced by such films as "Black Hawk Down". So really, it's retrospective ripping-off. I think the "B:LA" takes a lot from "BHD" and not from any game. Afterall, that film set a very good standard for modern combat films.

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 18/8/2011 12:17:57 AM   
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Just for your interest

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Battle-Los-Angeles-Cast-Interviews-Eckhart-And-Rodriguez-On-Set-22871.html

Jonathan Liebesman:
I did find myself getting a lot of inspiration just watching gameplay and Call of Duty. It's not first-person shooter anymore as much. What you see is the camera in different perspectives. There's a ton of production value in these games. There's some great directors that have done some good recent game commercials, whether it's my boy Neill Blomkamp, or Rupert Saunders, who did Halo OBS what have you. Joseph Kosinski I find those have been my inspiration as opposed to movies. Beneath that, embedded Iraqi war footage obviously, which has inspired those things.

Will Rothar (Lee Imley): Actually two of our sergeants worked on both Call of Duty and Modern Warfare 2.


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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 18/8/2011 12:48:01 AM   
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Thing is both "Saving Private Ryan" (including "Band of Brothers" for that matter) and "Black Hawk Down"greatly informed the visual elements of the "Call of Duty" series. In fact, "CoD 1&2" borrows quite a bit from "SPR" whilst "BHD" clearly inspired the "MW" off-shoot series. It's not uncommon for such games to use military advisors just so the uniforms, tactics, military jargon, weaponry and equipment is authentic and accurate. Besides, the helicopter motif, 'taking a wrong turn', fighting off a horde whilst being cut-off is all rather similar to Ridley Scott's film to me. It's seems a little circular.


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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 18/8/2011 1:12:19 AM   
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Just thought it was interesting that he went straight to the games rather than the films. 

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 18/8/2011 8:30:14 PM   
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It's more for a specific shoot em up style though?As said before,the ultimate influence is by film for games.
As a keen gamer myself,like films,there is a very varied level of quality with this type of action sequence footage in games too.
The term used earlier-i wont say it again! is just a lazy cliche.
Yes directors do look at games for style etc,but the film is NOT a game!

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RE: Battle LA - 19/8/2011 11:53:48 AM   
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The movie was just awesome i loved it very much,specially the special affects in the movie. Its in the collection my best movies so far.



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5 mins of action recycled for a movie - 1/10/2011 11:01:40 PM   
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The concept of the movie is that the only way to 'not lose' LA is to completely destroy it by fighting. Flawed.

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 19/10/2011 1:20:17 AM   
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Just thought it was interesting that he went straight to the games rather than the films. 


I think that's because they're more recent than the sources I mentioned, kinda the zeitgeist at the moment.

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The concept of the movie is that the only way to 'not lose' LA is to completely destroy it by fighting. Flawed.


No it wasn't flawed. The strategy was to contain or 'box them in' as the Americans would say. Keep them pinned down in a relatively confined area (L.A is massive) and then annihilate them with artillery, air support and naval fire and whatever else. By the looks of it the aliens had mostly taken central or downtown L.A and some of the suburbs. The reason they let go Santa Monica and other places was because they were very close to the alien beachead and the aliens had organised themselves fairly rapidly and were already pushing further inwards. So it was already too late to re-gain a foothold in those areas. You can't have a story titled "Battle: LA" and then have the fight take place in Palm Springs now.

I've watched the film on blu-ray and it looks marvellous, the beach flyover scene looks striking in that format.

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 19/10/2011 9:49:17 AM   
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You really like this film Emyr!

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 19/10/2011 12:22:31 PM   
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Yes, so what. 

We all like films that don't always agree with the tastes of others. . Plus I'm into my alien invasion films. I can't wait for "Battleship" next year. Even though it most likely will be critically and publically panned.


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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 19/10/2011 1:29:37 PM   
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Relax,i love alien invasion films too!

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RE: Battle Los Angeles: Review - 19/10/2011 1:33:46 PM   
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I am, I'm more chilled than a carbonited Han Solo.

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- 22/10/2011 5:04:58 AM   
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2 stars is a bit harsh. Unoriginal and cliched it might be but it does what it sets out to do - the hint is in the title. Good fun and entertaining, even the blatant rip offs (can't we have a laugh at these rather than being outraged?)

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RE: - 24/10/2011 3:43:12 PM   
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Another trailer that make you look forward to a film, than get disappointed, the same with Skyline. It had so much potiental, but it left me caring little about the charactors or what happened to them.

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RE: RE: - 4/11/2011 10:30:08 PM   
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Watching this right now, so far it's a lot of fun.

That's it really, I've got nothing more to say

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Battle: Los Angeles - 26/8/2012 5:05:30 PM   
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Even with all of the action and flashy VFX, Battle: Los Angeles runs on thoughtless ideas. With a dull script, cliche characters, and overuse of shaky-cam, this is a loud, cheesy, headache inducing bore.

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