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FORUM MEMBER DISCUSSION of BATTLE L.A.

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Topic: FORUM MEMBER DISCUSSION of BATTLE L.A.
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: FORUM MEMBER DISCUSSION of BATTLE L.A.
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 11:15am
HERE YA GO -- HAVE AT IT, FOLKS!  




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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 11:47am
This one could either succeed or fail. I have nothing to base a prediction off of for this film except for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) on the director's resume.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 1:38pm
Well, yeah, this is by the dude who directed a prequel to a remake ... HOWEVER, this is movie without Michael Bay being in the dude's ear. So like GTAHater, I'm on the fence with this one. If it ends with dolls acting how the rest of the movie would have been had they not run out of money, then yeah, they have a problem.

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The Four Horsemen of the Moviepocalypse: uncalled for sequels/remakes/reboots, 3-D surcharges, untalented "celebrities", and anything with Michael Bay's name attached to it.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 4:07pm
This is good,right?I mean really not knowing if this will be good or bad?

The only fact is that Michelle Rodriguez said she's tired of playing a butch girl.Well...why did she choose those roles then?Now she plays an army woman.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 4:15pm
Aaron Eckhart has showed us in the past he's a solid lead. Michael Peña is a good actor. Michelle Rodriguez too (except when it comes to picking movies).Don't know about Bridget Moynahan's skills, but I heard good comments on Joey King in RAMONA & BEEZUS. All I know about Lucas Till is that he was in http://www.razzies.com/forum/hannah-montana-the-movie_forum349.html - .

You already mentioned how director Jonathan Liebesman gotRazzed. Meanwhile,writer Christopher Bertolini also wrote THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER. 



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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 4:33pm
What about the fact that the singer Ne-Yo (Who sang Ms Independent and co-sang (if that is even a word) with Kanye West and Keri Hilson on Knock You Down) is in this movie?
Originally posted by Vits

Aaron Eckhart has showed us in the past he's a solid lead.Michael Peña is a good actor.Michelle Rodriguez too,except when it comes to picking movies.Don't know about Bridget Moynahan's skills,but I heard good comments on Joey King in RAMONA & BEEZUS.All I know about Lucas Till is that he was in http://www.razzies.com/forum/hannah-montana-the-movie_forum349.html - - - HANNAH MONTANA:THE MOVIE .

You already mentioned how director Jonathan Liebesman got razzed.Meanwhile,writer Christopher Bertolini also wrote THE GENERAL'S DAUGTHER.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 4:38pm
Oh! I didn't notice! Well,believe it or not, more than half the rappers who have tried to become actors have succeeded, mainly because they know how to express their feelings through the lyrics. Except he's more R&B...

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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 5:33pm
I've been really wanting to see this since i saw the first trailer, so i really hope it doesn't suck. I loved the action scenes in Black Hawk Down, and Independence Day is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, so a fusion between the 2 i think would make for a very solid and entertaining movie.

However that being said this does have some major red flags, mainly in the form of the director. the only movies he's done are Darkness falls, The Texas chainsaw massacre: The Beginning, and a straight to dvd movie starring Nick Cannon, not to mention a screenwriter who wrote the movie "The Generals Daughter"

Hopefully this movie will break the trend of sh*tty alien invasion movies and give us something new, cause if it doesn't,  (cracks knuckles) "Assume the position"
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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 7:38pm
I imagine a lot of critics are gonna compare this one to Skyline.  The only real indicator that this thing might fail (other than a considerably low Tomatometer rating) is if they start calling it 'This Decade's Battlefield Earth'.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 7:49pm
The "Skyline" comparison is nothing out of the norm. These things can happen, two movies with identical themes open in theaters within a few months of each other, and the second movie to be released is automatically compared to the first, even though one of the movies might be vastly superior to the other. Hopefully, this movie won't follow that trend and actually be good.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 06 2011 at 8:04pm
Because the girl needs to eventually make money some how (that would explain "BloodRayne"), and butch girls are what she does best. I'm also guessing that those are probably the only roles the studio heads are willing to give to her. I mean, can you really see her starring in a rom-com?  

Originally posted by Vits


The only fact is that Michelle Rodriguez said she's tired of playing a butch girl.Well...why did she choose those roles then?Now she plays an army woman.


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The Four Horsemen of the Moviepocalypse: uncalled for sequels/remakes/reboots, 3-D surcharges, untalented "celebrities", and anything with Michael Bay's name attached to it.


Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 3:10am
Maybe if it was like, ah- actually, I probably shouldn't say it, 'cause then studio execs would make it and then it'd win a whole bunch of Razzies.  

Originally posted by Vits


The fact is that Michelle Rodriguez said she's tired of playing a "butch" girl. Well, then...why did she choose those roles? And now she's playing an army woman??


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Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 8:34am
Do you know what else is a contributing factor to this being a possible Razzie contender? The fact it is rated PG-13 in the US (12A in the UK*), and as we all know PG-13 rated action movies are normally a target for critical panning (there have been cases where some PG-13 rated action movies were acclaimed).
 
*Though sometimes (in the cases of 'Drag Me to Hell', 'True Grit', 'Die Hard 4.0' and various others) we do give films rated PG-13 in the US a '15' certificate over here.


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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 2:55pm

The article linked below talks about Sony's legal action against the Strause brothers (who themselves created the FX for Battle L.A.) for ripping off ideas and equipment from the Battle L.A. script and using them in Skyline.

Skyline may be more or less a near-direct ripoff of the very movie coming out this weekend.  

      http://flicksided.com/2010/08/battle-los-angeles-vs-skyline-in-the-court-room/ 

To quote the Wikipedia article:

"Sony Pictures suspects the Strause brothers created their own Los Angeles-based alien invasion film http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_%28film%29 - Skyline , which will compete with the Battle: Los Angeles release, by using resources they had gained while working on Battle: Los Angeles without the consent of Sony Pictures."  

Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

The "Skyline" comparison is nothing out of the norm. These things can happen, two movies with identical themes open in theaters within a few months of each other, and the second movie to be released is automatically compared to the first, even though one of the movies might be vastly superior to the other. Hopefully, this movie won't follow that trend and actually be good.


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 3:13pm
Berrynoia, So... does this mean that Battle: LA will kind of be following the same storyline as Skyline?


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 3:59pm
Say what?! No one ever told me movies can get sued for ripping-off other movies! Both SKYLINE and BATTLE L.A. should be sued for ripping-off INDEPENDENCE DAY. And while I'm at it, I have a list of movies to sue about that includes 70% of ALL current movies.LOL

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 07 2011 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Vits

Say what?! No one ever told me movies can get sued for ripping-off other movies!LOL
Oh yeah, 20th Century Fox was up in arms when the Tim Allen stinker "Zoom" came out around the same time as "X-Men: Last Stand". Then again, if Fox had their way, they would sue any studio for making any kind of superhero movie, since they want them all to themseleves (90% of which they always ruin, "Fantantic Four", "Ghost Rider", "DareDevil", "Elektra", etc.!)

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: March 08 2011 at 4:20am
I just rewatched the trailer and i just can't get excited about this film. It looks like just way to many things (mostly special-effects) happen at once on the screen (the same problem Transformers 2 had) so that your audience doesn't know were to look and quickly gets bored.

Of course i could be wrong (and probably am). Just out of curiousity, if this film REALLY disapoints could it be possible that we have an early contendor on our hands for next year? I mean there is a lot of hype around this film and that probably will not work in it's favor.

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

I imagine a lot of critics are gonna compare this one to Skyline.  The only real indicator that this thing might fail (other than a considerably low Tomatometer rating) is if they start calling it 'This Decade's Battlefield Earth'.


Miguel, I think it's kind of impossible to make another Battlefield Earth. I think it's just THAT bad.

I do however have the tendency to misprenounce this films title as Battlefield: LA but that has more to do with the title than the film.


Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: March 08 2011 at 7:23am

This film is only a few days away from release yet no reviews have come in yet (during the time I wrote this post). I think we should give them time so we don't get the impression that Sony is acting like a teenager hiding offensive objects under his bed from his parents (not showing the film to critics).



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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: March 08 2011 at 3:04pm

I currently predict that this movie will end up in the "Marginal" range at Rotten Tomatoes (35-39%), but I honestly doubt this'll be as bad as Battlefield Earth or Skyline. Those two were deplorably bad movies, and the odds of this being worse are very slim, muy delgado, or totemo yaseteimasu.



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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 5:24am
Roger Ebert really hated this film. http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110309/REVIEWS/110309992 - link I thought it was worth mentioning, because he mentioned the Razzies in his review:
The aliens are hilarious. Do they give Razzies for special effects? They seem to be animal/machine hybrids with automatic weapons growing from their arms, which must make it hard to change the baby. As the Marines use their combat knives to carve into the aliens, they find one layer after another of icky gelatinous pus-filled goo. Luckily, the other aliens are mostly seen in long shot, where they look like stick figures whipped up by apprentice animators.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 7:36am
Yep.Ebert gave this 1/2 star(10%).  

Originally posted by Vheid

Roger Ebert really hated this film.



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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 11:30am
I have a feeling GTA's prediction will be spot on this one, I'll probably catch a matinee run of this despite Ebert's over dramatic warning. 


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 11:38am
Richard Roeper gave this a C+ saying:"It's like watching other people play a video game!"  




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 11:40am
This one of those rare movies that premiere internationally before.This movie came out today,and I admit it was a "maybe" for me.But I'll go see UNKNOWN instead.

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 8:42pm
As a general rule, if movies are not pre-screened for critics, my "howling dog" alert goes up! 

Originally posted by Film Reel Redemption

This film is only a few days away from release yet no reviews have come in yet (during the time I wrote this post). I think we should give them time so we don't get the impression that Sony is acting like a teenager hiding offensive objects under his bed from his parents (not showing the film to critics).



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 11:02am
The R.T. consensus is in -- 35%. 

SAMPLE CRITIC'S QUOTE:"Overlong and overly burdened with war movie cliche's, BATTLE:L.A. will entertain only the most ardent action junkies!" 


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Posted By: Jake1031
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 5:30pm
I must say, since I just left the theater that this movie is without a doubt the most, absolute, 100 percent, no joke, completely undeniable, WORST alien movie ever made!  Since humans first breathed oxygen.  Take your 9 bucks - wipe your ass with it and smile 'cause you're smart for not seeing it.  

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 5:34pm
Welcome,Jake1031.Thanks for the warning.

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 5:51pm
Jake, Are you saying that it was worse than Skyline?


Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: March 11 2011 at 7:42pm
Interjection: If you are saying that it was worse than Skyline, you'll be disappointed if it's not deep enough on my Bottom 40 Films of 2011 a year from now. I can see it being between the #25-#21 Worst Film of 2011.

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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: March 13 2011 at 5:08am
I'm not going to see it, judging from the trailers and what the people say.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 13 2011 at 11:32am
Good luck Grounder.

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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: March 13 2011 at 5:42pm
I'm gonna guess that you've never seen 'Battlefield Earth' because that is actually more deserving of the title as WORST Alien Movie Ever...  

Originally posted by Jake1031

I must say, since I just left the theater that this movie is without a doubt the most, absolute, 100 percent, no joke, completely undeniable, WORST alien movie ever made!  
  


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 13 2011 at 6:48pm
No, no, gentlemen. If you want to talk about the worst movie about aliens EVER made, you need to see "MAC And Me!" It's an unwatchable,  "E.T." wanna-be.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: And it is a multiple RAZZIE® "winner." Here's the http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095560/awards - to see what all http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095560/ - was nominated for -- and which awards it "won." The film is also included among the 100 titles in http://www.amazon.com/Official-Razzie-Movie-Guide-Hollywoods/dp/0446693340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300121621&sr=1-1 - ...  




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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: March 13 2011 at 9:27pm
*Rallied cheer* How the (beep) did Cocktail beat Mac & Me AND Caddyshack II for Worst Picture of 1988?  




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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 14 2011 at 3:52am
The Razzies just don't like Tom Cruise? I mean, there's nothing to that movie besides him doing fancy tricks while pouring drinks...  




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Posted By: tomarty1
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 11:18pm
This movie was horrible and should definitely be up for a Razzie!

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Posted By: billygiann
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 6:28am
It's true that this is the kind of movie you either love it or hate it. Personally, I found it really boring! -- when i saw the trailer, I expected something better !  Dead  




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Posted By: usertech
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 9:37am
Thanks I think I will give this one a miss.


Posted By: eddz1949
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 10:42pm
I have read many reviews about this movie.. But I think it's not that bad...


Posted By: amejohns68
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 12:46am
The trailer looks good, lots of action and OK special effects. I think I might see it...  




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Posted By: thomasjames
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 8:56pm
Guys, this movie isn't a rip-off of Skyline -- It's the other way around.  However, I'm not saying that Battle LA is good -- matter of fact, it's typical: it sucks, and it's predictable. 

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 9:07am
But this one was made after. How can it not be a rip-off?

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Posted By: sallyliao
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 12:09am
Yeah, well --  this is from the dude who directed a "prequel to a remake"...  




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 4:49pm
And soon he'll direct a sequel to a remake...


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Posted By: obadieajones
Date Posted: May 10 2011 at 2:02pm
Pass!


Posted By: mtnmel
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 10:31am
Bad film critics love to find a dog they can pan and look good doing it.  But, sometimes they're too dumb to know a diamond in the rough. While Battle L.A. is not a perfect example of this, it could be close enough. 
The best example of this -- The original Terminator by James Cameron was widely panned as another Chainsaw Massacre until it quickly become a classic.  A careful viewing of the film indicates an avoidance of onscreen gratuitous bloodletting.


Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 10:52am
mtnmel, Buls**t, The Terminator was nothing like Battle L.A..... Terminator had actual character development and introduced us to people we really cared about. While the characters in Battle L.A. are so underdeveloped that you can't even tell them apart for about 80% of the movie.  

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 12:35pm
Not to mention that THE TERMINATOR had groundbreaking effects.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by mtnmel

The best example of this -- The original Terminator by James Cameron was widely panned as another Chainsaw Massacre until it quickly become a classic.  A careful viewing of the film indicates an avoidance of onscreen gratuitous bloodletting.
You do have a point. The original Terminator was nothing more than a slasher movie with a robot from the future as the killer. "T2" was the movie that turned it into a sci-fi classic.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 1:46pm
I don't think any of the TERMINATOR movies are excellent.But I have a feeling even SALVATION is a masterpiece compared to this movie.

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Posted By: sbach
Date Posted: May 25 2011 at 12:49pm
Yes, it is very similar to Skyline but much better made.  I hate to admit it, but I really enjoyed it.  But I'm an action film buff...


Posted By: Annyl
Date Posted: June 01 2011 at 10:56pm
Oh! I didn't notice!


Posted By: tinajane
Date Posted: June 04 2011 at 12:49am
This may be (more or less) a near-direct ripoff of the very movie coming out this weekend,  
'cause when studio execs make it, it'd win a whole bunch of Razzies!   


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 15 2011 at 6:00pm
Originally posted by Vits

But this one was made after. How can it not be a rip-off?
It was made before. Two of the FX people "stole" some of the equipment from this film and used it to film their own film, Skyline, in order to show Sony that they can also make the same movie but on a much lower budget. They made Skyline quick enough to release it before the release date of Battle LA and the quality shows. Skyline sucked @$$. I actually enjoyed Battle LA light years more than Skyline. If you go in with the right expectations, Battle LA is far from a bad film. I think it's an entertaining, visceral experience. A war film with aliens, I'd say.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 15 2011 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by moviewizguy

It was made before. Two of the FX people "stole" some of the equipment from this film and used it to film their own film, Skyline, in order to show Sony that they can also make the same movie but on a much lower budget.
Yeah, so low budget in fact that the ending was dolls acting out what the ending to the movie would have been if the filmmakers didn't run out of money!


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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: June 15 2011 at 9:50pm
This film was okay, it tries to be "black hawk down" with aliens instead of Somali's, but it lacks the pure chaoticness that made BHD enjoyable. The action scenes are good, but there are to many points where the movie just seemed to move at a crawl. Acting wise Aaron Eckhart is great as always, and the others do the best they can with what they have, but there are way too many of them and none of them get fleshed out (Amusingly enough this was BHD greatest problem too), save for Eckhart. overall it was fairly entertaining and you could do MUCH worse. I am a little disappointed though cause the trailers made it look epic in scale, but it wasn't bad enough to be a razzie contender in my opinion, and it certainly wasn't  a "rip-off" of Skyline, so if it was nominated for that category that would be silly.


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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: June 15 2011 at 10:50pm

So we know you people either thought Battle: Los Angeles was so-so, disliked it badly, or hated its guts. If you know what's worst, this movie will not get more than 2 nominations. I was on the fence over whether this would be one of ours since this past January, and now I'm certain it's bad, but not among the worst of the year. Probably Worst Screenplay would be the best fit because the characters weren't developed enough that we would care about them.



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Posted By: towelk
Date Posted: July 25 2011 at 8:28pm
Yes, indeed. Especially the latest versions.  

Originally posted by Vits

Not to mention that THE TERMINATOR had groundbreaking effects.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: July 26 2011 at 3:24pm
I just saw it, and it's not anything like http://www.razzies.com/forum/skyline_forum468.html - SKYLINE . If anything, it's as if someone took the PRESIDENT's cheesy pre-final battle speech from INDEPENDENCE DAY and tried to turn into a story. 

It's...boring. I'm sorry, can't give you an analysis, but it truly is boring. There isn't a character with a camera with the soldiers, so the mockumentary style makes no sense to the plot. And it doesn't add anything to the action. Not only is it as cliche as it can get, they copy the famous sequence from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN where there's an explosion and the audio dissapears (to show the character is temporally deaf).

I give this 0/10.


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: July 26 2011 at 4:07pm
Thank you, Vits... 

For a minute there, I thought that I was the only one here who disliked this that much...  

It's one big mess, you can't focus on one single individual because all the soldiers look alike during the over-the-top action sequences... So, I completely agree with you that this one is impossible to follow (and can therefor I, too, feel it's admittedly boring).  

Just out of curiousity, considering that you gave both this and Season of the Witch your lowest score, which one did you dislike most of the two?  


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: July 26 2011 at 4:49pm
This one.The other one was obvious how bad it was halfway through,but this one was obvious after 20-30 minutes.

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Date Posted: August 05 2011 at 5:01am
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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 11 2011 at 11:24am
Before I start my review, I should mention that my truck is out of the shop and the FD5 review will be tomorrow as planned. I should, also, mention that when I first say this I didn't mind it, giving it a B-. Re-watching on DVD, made me realize it wasn't very good.
 
The good:
 
The acting: Generally, I didn't mind the actors in this movie. They did their jobs adequately. The only actor that I would call close to exceptional is...
 
Michelle Rodriguez: She's been in this terrirtory before and she knows the motions.
 
The bad:
 
The special effects: While the special effects aren't as bad as Season Of The Witch or I Am Number Four, they still leave much to be desired.
 
The alien designs: The aliens are clearly based on (i.e. ripped-off from) District 9. I have to say, in terms of design, the aliens are the second worst in recent years, behind Skyline, THE WORST ALIEN INVASION MOVIE EVER!!!! (Edit: Whoops, forgot about Battlefield Earth, so second worst alien invasion movie!!!!) Hell, the Signs alines are more intimidating. At least they were cool before we found out the water weakness.
 
The ugly:
 
The shaky-cam: God, I HATE shaky-cam! The shaky-cam in this was SO bad, I actually got sick. Ever since, I make it a habit to sit  in the back-row so this doesn't happen again.
 
Well, that's the review. Unlike a lot of people here, I don't think that this should be considered a rip-off of Skyline. I've provided evidence that it's the other-way around. Here it is again: http://www.deadline.com/2010/08/battle-over-l-a-alien-invasion-films/ - http://www.deadline.com/2010/08/battle-over-l-a-alien-invasion-films/ . However, I don't mind if you consider it a rip-off of other like Black Hawk Down or the aforement District 9. Grade: C+
 
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Posted By: trhor
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 2:27pm
Wow! I guess your review says it all!


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 6:13pm
I just saw the "mockbuster" BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES.It's probably not worth mentioning here because it went straight-to-DVD, but I just have to.  

I didn't have my hopes high because, how can a mockbuster improve on one of the worst movies of the year? This one is actually one the worst of all times. I mean it. Something inside of me kept making me not look at the screen.

So what is the problem with this movie? While the premise is more creative, the plot is more incomprehensible. And of course, it has horrid FX. The most dissapointing is that Kel Mitchell is in here (keep in mind I was born in 1990, so he was one of my idols as a kid).

Once again, I give it 0/10.


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 12 2011 at 6:22pm
What the f*ck -- Kel was in this? Kenan's on SNL. I think we all know who has the better career of these two.

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Posted By: jeremiahgoo90
Date Posted: August 14 2011 at 8:48am
Nice review! Hello to all btw. I am Jeremiah Goo from Romania. :d


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: August 14 2011 at 11:21am
Hahaha, an Asylum mockbuster of a movie that bombed?! Well, that is a bright side of things when there's a cheap knockoff movie that's even worse than the bad "original" movie.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: August 14 2011 at 1:10pm
Well, BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES was released the day after this movie. They assumed this was going to be a box office hit.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: August 14 2011 at 1:48pm
Oh, how wrong they were!

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Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 06 2011 at 4:01pm
My family saw this one (they are all critics too so keep that in mind) they admitted it was bad but it was simply what it was made to be: cheesy fun. But should we think of it as a bad movie still?

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 06 2011 at 4:23pm
Yes.They say it's a type of bad movie so it's a bad movie.

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Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 06 2011 at 4:41pm
But can a movie that successfully does what it promises be truly bad? if so, is it Razzie worthy?

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 06 2011 at 5:04pm
Let me put this way:Imagine yourself doing any bad thing.Now imagine yourself doing it on purpose.Is there much difference?I mean,it's what you intended,but what matters it's how it affects the rest.

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Posted By: tedholz
Date Posted: September 07 2011 at 5:22pm
Well said mtnmel!


Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 07 2011 at 5:57pm
well sure but would you judge Machete the same way you would judge The Social Network? Machete knows it is a campy film. now I admit, I have not seen the film for myself but it may be something to think about particularly if it gets a Razzie nom.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 07 2011 at 6:23pm
MACHETE won Worst Supp. Actress.But granted,that had nothing to do with the movie's quality.Yeah,I didn't judge it like THE SOCIAL NETWORK because it was campy on purpose.Although in that particular case,I still found it bad for http://www.razzies.com/forum/other-2010-nominees-winners_topic4872.html -


Posted By: SuperTeenTopia
Date Posted: September 07 2011 at 7:42pm
From what I can tell, Jessica Alba won for Machete (among other movies she starred in that year), because she would keep getting Razzies nominations every year, but not win. So that year was her just desserts.

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Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 07 2011 at 8:58pm
Well do you get what I'm trying to say at least?

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 08 2011 at 7:58am
Yes.And I think we all need to know that.Specially since lately there has been more and more movies trying to resemble B-movies.

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Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 9:58am
Right. And of course you still have your spectacular failures there there too. 

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Posted By: Vega six
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 10:04am
This was really not such a bad movie, it was fun and isn't that what movies are supposed to be? It's no District six though, not even close!


Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 10:10am
Yeah I never got around to seeing that. I suppose that is a great thing for me. 

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 11:09am
Originally posted by Vega six

This was really not such a bad movie, it was fun and isn't that what movies are supposed to be? It's no District six though, not even close!

Do you mean DISTRICT 9?If so...um...what?I didn't gave that movie 9/10 just because it was entertaining,also because it was deep,touching and smart.This movie wasn't any of those things,not even entertaining.It was boring as hell.


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Posted By: Vega six
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 11:14am
Sorry, my bad :). I wouldn't call it boring, more cliched than anything else


Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 1:03pm
Oh you meant District 9? Wow then I was way off (I have seen that and I enjoyed it).

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Posted By: Vega six
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 1:06pm
Yeah, great movie and it was shot in South Africa (yah!)


Posted By: Lord Naseby
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 1:11pm
and a directoral debut no less. 

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by Vega six

Yeah, great movie and it was shot in South Africa (yah!)
Are you from South Africa too?


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Posted By: irfan2011
Date Posted: October 01 2011 at 6:20am
When will Battle :LA be in theaters?  I can't wait to watch this great film! Is it in 3-D?  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Not sure where you live, but BATTLE: L.A. has already been released worldwide, and has grossed over $200 million ( http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=battlelosangeles.htm -



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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: October 01 2011 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by irfan2011

When will Battle :LA be in theaters?  I can't wait to watch this great film! Is it in 3-D?


Dude, where have you been?


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