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"Dog!" "Dog!" "Dog!"..."AMBUSH!" New BATTLE: LOS ANGELES Clip!

Nordling here.

The wait for this one for me is getting intolerable.  But I couldn't help myself and watched this clip from BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.  It doesn't look like the violence is toned down very much, even for a PG-13.  Feels pretty intense to me, anyway:

I can tell I'm going to have to see this with the loudest speakers possible.  BATTLE: LOS ANGELES opens March 11, 2011.

Nordling, out.

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  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Post 0: I'm all for LA...

    by Unscripted

    ...being nuked into oblivion.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by Creative1

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Worrying overuse of shakey-cam

    by quantize

    Hope it's not ALL like that

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Another bit of niceness.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I'm getting more hopeful about this one the more I see.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    From someone who just moved to L.A.

    by StrokerX's really pretty nice. Sure there is tons of traffic and people suck at driving. But coming from DC it's not that different....cept the great weather and fun jobs and beautiful girls everywhere.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Was that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    That's some shitty tactics if you ask me.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Hi my name is Glenn......SQUIRREL.

    by DementedCaver

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    GREEN ZONE Part Deux

    by Sir Loin

    ...which means it will bomb, just like the first one, lol.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Sci-Fi Channel Bullshit

    by Autodidact

    That looks fucking terrible.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Geezus, that fucking camera work...

    by Anti-fanboy

    Way too many quick zooms in 50 seconds. Wow.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Haha mr ahole ramirez

    by StrokerX

    I know right Gangbangers everywhere! one else move here...cause there are gangbangers everywhere...really. So just...stay away...more for me!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Shakey cam is awful

    by ATARI

    Made Bourne 2 basically unwatchable

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    OUR SIDE: What's that? Oh, it's only a dog. We can relax

    by Ingeld

    THEIR SIDE: Heh, heh, heh. Wait ten seconds and then let 'em have it with everything we've got. From the clichéd looking aliens, to the clichéd action of this clip, I am getting less excited about this movie. What will the next clip have? "It's quiet out there--too quiet."

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Already 1 million times better than

    by RainesMaker


  • Maybe it'll lower my expectations going in?

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    A lot of scripts being written in L.A and none UNSCRIPTED!!!!

    by Dirk Shocker

    L.A Rules! don't hate.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Looks promising, Probably Edited.

    by Apocol0id

    They always edit these things for time and content. I'll bet the real scene is cut much slower. Plus, they don't want to show us anything. Any alien shots were probably cut out.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Black Hawk Down with Aliens?

    by Jaster

    I'm down wit dat shit!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by D o o d

    this is looking pretty good. I just hope it doesn't let us down with a poor script and shitty dialogue, a la Transformers!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Laser (or tracer) fire looks a little chintzy.

    by Batutta

    Like it was pasted in. Other than that looks cool.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST


    by strangewool

    Never been in combat, but c'mon, would someone actually yell that after taking fire? Seems kinda obvious dickhead!

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Goose, Goose, Goose

    by Ingeld

    Duck! One gets up and get's shot.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    "Dog!"... "Dag!" ... "Dawg!"

    by wonderboy2402


  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I like the energy of this clip

    by lv_426

    I hope the entire movie isn't as shaky-cam styled as this clip. This and The Adjustment Bureau in March is making me not give a shit if the government shuts down.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Did cameraman have parkinsons

    by Rupee88

    Yes very poor editing and camera work. I wanted this film to be entertaining but now have my doubts...well more of them.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    and how could anyone hate Southern CA?

    by Rupee88

    has to all be jealous haters or people who hate anything outdoors

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    "Not it!" "Not it!" "Not it!"

    by IceTitan

    I agree about the camera work, it was shaking so bad in that one instance that they might as well have been dragging it on the ground. I hope it's not all zooms and shakes like this. The other trailers have been superb.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Well THANK GOD the military characters will all be cliches

    by IndustryKiller!

    Wouldn't want that annoying 50 year old formula to change or anything.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    yip yip yip yip yip yip

    by VonThunderballs

    ambush...uh huh. yip. uh huh.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    On the games side, it looks a bit like Resistance 2

    by quintana007

    cant wait for part 3!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Huh? Not any violence to be seen in this clip.

    by Reelheed

    Unless you count someone being dragged into a bush as violence that is.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    So automatic weapon fire and explosions don't count?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    I agree, shaky-cam sucks.

    by MajorFrontbum

    It's just as distracting and as retarded aS PeOpLe wHo tHiNk tYpInG LIkE tHiS iS rEaLlY cOoL, wHen iT jUst mEaNs yOu'Re a dIck hEad. Shaky-Cam, please fuck off and die.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Shaky cam good, Zach Schneider slo-mo sucks

    by paul Devonshire

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Who needs aliens when you can just use a fog machine?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Lame. This isn't The Mist, I didn't see Crazy Marcia Gay Harden anywhere after all.

  • I don't think it looks bad, but I haven't really seen anything all that exciting about it either. It looks like a very generic alien invasion film... I haven't seen any incredible FX shots, and I haven't picked up on any hint of a plot beyond "aliens invade". The shaky-cam and distance fog shown here actually work against this film for me. I do like dogs though, so that's a plus. I'm just not sure what people are seeing that sets this flick above the pack. As for L.A., I've enjoyed visiting there on work, but I really wouldn't want to live there. The sprawl is pretty ugly, the traffic insane (as a former resident of MD, it really would take someone from D.C. to think it wasn't that bad) and as Craig Fergusson notes, when it rains you quickly realize the area has nothing going for it but the weather.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by spire_walk

    When's the last time there has been an urban ground war in an alien invasion flick, aside from that one scene at the end of Spielberg's WotW where a soldier fires a couple of Javelins at a tripod? The cliche I always see in invasion flicks are fighter craft fighting aliens with shield technology that a nuke can't even penetrate, you see a few tanks and artillery lobbing a few shells before getting disintegrated, and really bad family drama. The military is always portrayed as ineffective, and only the scientist can save the day. This looks like a war movie with aliens.

  • Those are the people that give us a bad name, but they are not true Angelinos. They move here and grow an attitude like they see on TV and in movies, because they are empty shells.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Congrats, green gargantua....

    by spire_walk

    Being a true Angelino and not an out of towner is like being the smartest kid in Special Ed. You produce mediocre films, crime, air pollution, and liberal douche bags. That's how the rest of the country really sees you.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    "Oh, Dogs! Yeah I like Dogs!"

    by kidicarus

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    ok so I figured out the formula

    by corplhicks

    D9 + ID4 + Children of Men + Black Hawk Down

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    This is worse than Shaky Cam

    by kidicarus

    The side to side shaking in that one part? WTF?

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    You're a day behind AICN.

    by Beaverduck

    Except with your Bieber material. You're so fucking on top of that!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Los Angeles

    by MegaBeth

    I grew up in Los Angeles County. It is full of assholes. However that can be said of any metropolitan area. Chicago, Detroit, New York.. all filled with assholes. I moved to the country a year ago and I love it. I am near San Diego and own a few acres. We get snow during the winter. It's paradise. So California is a nice place to live as long as it isn't L.A. / Orange County / Etc.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Why fight 1 on 1 combat when aliens could destroy entire city

    by Swordfleece

    If you're an alien force with seriously advanced technology why do 1 to 1 combat with troops and aircraft when you could just destroy entire cities in one sweep

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Amen, Swordfleece... honestly bio-weapons would make more sense

    by impossibledreamers

    Just lay humanity out with a fast moving virus that the aliens aren't subject too. over. done. This is why i hate invasion movies.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by corplhicks

    Please, stop telling us what you would do if you were an Alien invading Earth and blasting a movie you have not seen yet. It's a movie. If any of this Sci-Fi was real, none of this would be on film. Grow up. It's a movie. Eat popcorn and lose yourself for 2 hours and STFU.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    the whole premise...

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    is dumb. Why would a super advanced alien race use street to street ground fighting? Wouldn't they have some kind of alien mega plague they could drop from space or aerial bombardment from the moon would probably be pretty effective. This seems like a military recruitment drive movie. They can't have a movie showing the brave military shooting 16 year old Afghani dirt farmers so you get this pro-military propaganda schlock instead. How many dumb 18-34 year olds are going to rush out and join the army after seeing this shit.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by shran

    I'm with reelheed. I don't constitute thrashing about and loud noises as violence. I mean, in the classic movie type definition, which is what we are here talking about. What I saw here was zippy, flashy tracer fire, lots of dust, and nobody actually getting hurt. Drug through bushes isn't necessarily violent. It may be about to get violent. But it was hardly the "torn limb from limb, blasted into a zillion bits" type violence seen in film like District 9.

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Great, just what LA needs,

    by empty_headed_animal

    more gunfights with illegal aliens. Zing!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Trying to hard to make soldiers chummy and likeable...

    by BurnHollywood

    "Aw, just a little doggy!" I'm having a hard time believing a platoon of soldiers in a life-or-death combat situation would be so lighthearted...

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    5 reasons why aliens might want to conquer Earth

    by lv_426

    1) Military training of their super advanced alien troopers. 2) A planet wide war game just for shits and giggles. 3) If the aliens are from an Earth-like world, they might want to eventually use our planet for a variety of purposes like a vacation world, a colony, or a military outpost. If they are advanced enough, they might see fighting us puny humans as just one step in the overall process. Maybe they underestimate us? 4) To test us. Maybe they come from a planet that is very different from Earth, yet they need loyal military slaves as sentinels for other Earth-like worlds in their empire. Maybe they see us as slaves in general to mine, guard, and cultivate other Earth-like worlds. They wouldn't have to transport us all to these other worlds, but use our DNA and clone their humanoid soldiers and slaves in giant incubation facilities on these other Earth-like worlds. 5) They might be paranoid, and see us as eventually, a few thousand years from now, advancing to their level and setting out to conquer worlds for ourselves. They can obviously see we are already war-like, so maybe the aliens would have a Skynet mentality and just wipe us out before we can spread and make things worse later on. These are some that could be explored in fiction or films, that would be different from the normal idea of the aliens needing resources or something equally implausible. Of course, these are all reasons for intelligent and advanced starfaring aliens races from needing to come to Earth. Something like Invasion of the Body Snatchers or if there were ever and Aliens: Earth War film are interesting alternatives because the aliens need "us" in a biological sense (parasitically).

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    shakey cam

    by corplhicks

    left right, left right, repeat repeat repeat....too much !!!!!

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Why Aliens want to conquer Earth?

    by corplhicks

    Because it's a movie, dumbass

  • Feb. 23, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one extremely excited to see this?

    by corplhicks

    Soooo many naysayers here !!!!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Soldier got dragged off to be converted...

    by spire_walk

    I have a feeling these are cybernetic beings that convert humanoids into alien super soldiers. The whole invasion force may be abducted humans turned into soul-less soldiers like the Chimera from Resistance: fall of man or the Borg.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    you will all become one with.....the Borg

    by corplhicks

    Dragged off to have his biologicals harvested ? Are they basically Borg-like? Maybe that's why they shows that pile of junk ship-- hybrid of various technologies-- if the Mother Ship is a cube, I'll plotz