Humanity takes its last stand March 11 in the next alien invasion movie to come out of Hollywood in years, “Battle Los Angeles,” a film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Many of the films featuring the alien takeover of our beautiful planet have taken our hearts, but many have just taken our hopes of ever seeing a great alien movie come to the big screen and destroyed them with terrible special effects and just plain bad acting.
One of the top grossing films of the year; 20th Century Fox’s 1996 Blockbuster movie, “Independence Day,” featured some of the most brilliant special effects bundled with some of Hollywood’s hottest actors and actresses. Will Smith played an epic role as the main character in “Independence Day” and led the human race to victory in a battle of alien proportions.
When it comes aliens, the vicious alien species that tries to wipe out humanity in this movie takes the cake. These are no friendly Grays we are dealing with on what was supposed to be just another 4Th of July. These were a sick and powerful breed that Will Smith and the rest of the star-studded cast had to overcome through wit, science, and the basic human instinct to survive.
An excellent example of what Alien Invasion movies were meant to be like. A truly visually stunning, edge of your seat film, with a veteran cast and a powerful setting. “Independence Day” is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to alien movies. We will see if “Battle: LA” will be able to compare to this one.
Any alien attack movie has got to be able to top this terrible comedic version of an alien threat to humanity! Jack Nicholson stars in this Warner Bros. production along side of many other great performers. Unfortunately, the cast cannot make up for the over-the-top scenarios and poorly manifested CGI aliens.
The movie was intentionally produced to reach a wide number of audiences and not just the fascinated with UFOs and life on other planets, so it is equally fair to say that they did a decent job of making the movie funny, and even created the aliens to seem almost lovable.
When it comes to realistic aliens, they could have created a creature more powerfully realistic, while still maintaining the cartoonish appearance. Giant-brained little green men in space suits just seems to unlikely.
Even though “Mars Attacks!” and “Independence Day” are incredibly different movies compared to “Battle: LA”, there is one thing to be said about all of these movies and that is they all represent a phenomenon that we as humans, could never prepare for; an alien attack of epic proportions that threatens our very existence and survival. Will you be read?