Mr. Husband, his friend and I went to see Battle:LA. Sometimes the suspension of disbelief was strained, but overall it was a lot of fun. Aliens version Marines – A true Mangasm. I like a good battle and a few explosions on a Friday night. Throw in some interpersonal drama for the ladies and a good time is had by all.
After the movie, we stormed a sandwich shop and stayed almost an hour past closing yakking about the movie. The kids working there didn’t say anything to us, so we didn’t know. As 3 adults who have been around the block a few times, we worked the strategy all around and picked apart the silly bits. It was a profound discussion, I tell you. What I want to know is why do the Aliens always head for the cities on the coast? And another thing, why are Aliens so gooey? The scariest thing that occurred to me was maybe there is Alien Texas somewhere on the other side of the galaxy. Because they always come blazing in with a “shoot first, ask questions later” attitude.
What cracked me up the most was a scene with an ever-present instant expert TV interview. Some bearded old curmudgeon explaining why the aliens have come and what they want. Who the hell really knows that? Come to think of it, just as believable as the nonsense I see on the “real” news.
Owen Lieberman of Entertainment Weekly described the movie as “…an apocalyptic action casserole …so inept it’s exhausting.” Just that description alone is hilarious. His reviews are usually the gold standard form me. If he doesn’t like it, I’ll be the first in line for tickets.
PS: Aaron Eckhart is a hunk!