Battle: Los Angeles – 143 Word Challenge
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Sorry for the break in One A Day blogging (and 143 Word Reviews as a result). I return with a film review – new sci-fi marine-recruitment film, Battle: LA for number 6. Sinan has done some excellent entries since; Crackdown 2 and Blood Stone 007.
Will Smith punched an alien in the face once complete with humorous quip, “Welcome to earth.” Then him and a nerd pilot a commandeered alien craft, jack in a USB drive to an alien mainframe and upload a virus. Defences lowered, a jet fighter squadron headed by the US President take the fight to the scummy outer-earthers before one plucky drunk ex-crop-duster flies an F22 into the arse of a mega laser to save the world.
Battle: Los Angeles is simpler; one laser guided missile halts the water-sucking-ETs. Characters? Some throw away grunts; an old timer carrying guilt; one token Nigerian, redneck, woman and avenging brother accompany some civilians to an evac-point. The audience follows the invasion from ground-level with shaky-cam quick cuts. It’s Black Hawk Independence, without any of the magnificence or grit of its source material.
Mindless Marines with UFOs. Hoo-Rah.
Note: I have no idea if it’s an F22, it could be an F16 or some other jet fighter. I do not know these things. (It’s a F15 Eagle, thanks Will)
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