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« on: September 15, 2011, 09:22:01 PM » I rent this thing outta one of them vending machines for a dollar and change.
I put it on. Lotsa s**t blowing up. More s**t blowing up. More sh....
Huh...? wha? The phone's ringing....
The movies still on...s**t still blowing up.
I unload the dam thing.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 09:29:05 PM »

From what iv'e heard from people. I don't think you missed anything by taking out the movie. Its pretty much s**t blowing up all the way through.

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 02:01:30 AM »

I really liked Battle: Los Angeles. I thought it was Black Hawk Down with aliens.

I actually really liked that the movie pared down the alien invasion to one platoon of Marines rather than focusing on the entire invasion. The reduction of field made the movie more intimate and raised the tension considerably. Fog of war and whatnot.

Also, I like high-concept movies that aren't afraid to be pure action.

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 06:26:27 AM »

Not to mention Aaron Eckhart's character was very intriguing!

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 06:43:22 AM »

Wasn't too shabby even though not very original. A real treat on Blu-ray. The dts HD audio gave my receiver a good workout.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 08:08:28 AM »

I bought the blu-ray without seeing the movie first.  I wish I had rented it instead and bought something else.  Pretty average video game type movie.

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 08:48:53 PM »

I saw it in the cinema and didn't mind it at all.  I saw it as a war movie with aliens in it rather than science fiction.

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 08:38:37 AM »

And yet, sometimes S#$t blowing up is all you need. If it's done well...

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 09:25:56 AM »

It wasn't bad. I was expecting a quick, semi-entertaining time killer and that's what I got.

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 10:24:28 AM »

I saw it in the cinema and didn't mind it at all.  I saw it as a war movie with aliens in it rather than science fiction.

As true as this is, i thought the film was Mediocre and boring.

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2015, 01:51:59 PM »

Just watched this one this weekend.

I didn't hate it or anything; final thought was "not bad."

It was just long for what it was.  After the first two or so firefights, it was awfully redundant.  Pared down and a bit tighter, I think it would be considered an awesome movie by a lot of folks that didn't like it much.

There were things I did really like about it. 


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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 01:30:00 AM »

The only reason (and I stress only) reason I saw it was because a South African directed it.

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