When “The Hurt Locker” won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year at the 2010 Academy Awards it fell into that rare category of a seldom seen and unsuccessful movie that went on to win an Oscar. What many liked about that movie was the realistic, documentary style of filmmaking used to follow around the activities of one bomb squad. We now are getting “Battle: Los Angeles” which may not go on to garner any Oscar nominations, but still be enjoyed by the masses. This movie is “The Hurt Locker” with aliens.
The movie, literally, starts off with a bang as one Marine platoon enters a war torn Los Angeles to rescue some civilians. Los Angeles, and many cities across the globe, is being invaded by an extra-terrestrial race. These alien beings are overrunning the city and this army platoon are going to have to fight their way out if any of them are going to survive.