Thursday, March 17, 2011
The LAist Discusses My Article on BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
There's probably no movie as superfluous right now as BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, which, in reality, should've been titled BATTLE: SANTA MONICA.
Picture STARSHIP TROOPERS without the sarcasm or a hyperlocal INDEPENDENCE DAY and that kind of sums up this movie, which is enjoying the dubious distinction of coming out the day of the Japan tsunami/earthquake. (Not helping much is that the very first line in the movie talks about Tokyo being destroyed...) That said, excluding a few token Santa Monica locales, BATTLE: LA doesn't show much actual Santa Monica because it was reportedly filmed in the wrong LA (as in, Louisiana).
I wrote an article about BATTLE:LA earlier this week and I was delighted to learn that The LAist picked up on it and is discussing it, too.
If anyone else out there has seen the film, I welcome your thoughts on the movie, pro or con.