Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Peña, Ramón Rodríguez
Brief storyline of the film, set in modern day Los Angeles and SSgt Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) a 20-year veteran who lost his squad during his last deployment in Iraq as hell breaks out in a global alien invasion, it follows a platoon of U.S. Marines who are joined by an Airman and some Army infantry. The events of the film are inspired by the Battle of Los Angeles, a supposed World War II air raid of the city which turned out to be a false alarm caused by several unidentified objects.
When I heard Empire and Total Film reviewed this film as 2 stars out of 5, I thought it would be like the awful “Skyline” (probably one of the worst alien invasion films ever in my opinion)…and Jesus what was the guys down at Empire and Total Film thinking, really this is an awesome military science- fiction film not only do you get non- stop action it’s realistic action from the soldiers e.g. weapons, vehicles and from the aliens I mean the reason why their invasion us is…far better than stealing are brains (I kid you not lol). It’s a lot like Black Hawk Down meets District 9 you get a lot of the same feel from the characters and the action scenes but at the same time it’s a very different take on science-fiction unlike “Monsters”….no thank you lol