One of the films promoted at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the action flick, Battle: Los Angeles. Prior to the panel, not much was known about the feature besides who starred in it and who directed it. They showed some footage to the attending audience that confirmed that it was an alien invasion flick that centered on a government cover up (no surprise there). Today the first trailer for Battle: Los Angeles has premiered conveniently on the day that Skyline hits theaters. Coincidence? We think not! Take a look…
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.
The build up in this trailer is ridiculous. Since there’s no real dialogue, the contrast between the music and footage is almost hypnotizing. You’re constantly waiting to see what the soldiers are fighting against and towards they end it gives you a glimpse but not the whole thing, which is good. You don’t want to reveal the physical form of the aliens just yet. Aside from that, it looks like Michelle Rodriguez is back to doing her tough girl, lone ranger routine, which we can’t knock because she’s good at it.
Battle: Los Angeles opens in theaters on March 11, 2011.
What do you think of the first trailer for Battle: Los Angeles? Are you interested in seeing the film?