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).

If anyone else out there has seen the film, I welcome your thoughts on the movie, pro or con.

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