Aliens attack Earth’s coastal cities with overwhelming military force. US Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), recalled to duty, is assigned to a platoon who are ordered to perform a rescue mission in Santa Monica before the Air Force bombs the city to prevent it falling into enemy hands.
Pretty much cardboard, down to the heroic patriotic speeches, and less distinctive even than last year’s scarcely stellar Skyline, which trashed the same city. Things blow up good and Eckhart is a classier actor than his role warrants, but we’ve all been here before.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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