1. Post #481
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Yeah I wanted to see it high too

  2. Post #482
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    April 2008
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    Saw it last night.

    Overall not a bad movie, but not great.
    I kind of feel like they could have cut out the scene where the Staff Sergeant was talking to the kid and stuck a "USMC JOIN NOW" thing at the end and used it as an ad for the Marines due to the whole "Marines never quit, Marines never give up, Marines marines marines marines" spiel he went on. The tearjerker moments were pretty false but I didn't go to it expecting much.

    Other than that, some pretty slow moments and over-the-top camera shake. I liked it, but some stuff could have been done better.

    7/10 I guess
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  3. Post #483
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    January 2005
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    I was doubtful about how bad this movie could be...then I saw part of it.

    It has not only the "guy looking around for alien- then, surprise, the alien is suddenly behind him" scene but also has the "alien has been shot dead so everyone stands around talking- then, surprise, the alien leaps up alive after all" scene.

    That's not Syfy original incompetent bad, that's just lazy even for a sci-fi action movie bad. It really is an insult to the audience, the moviemakers are saying "we're gonna serve you generic shit and you'll enjoy it".
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  4. Post #484
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    I really thought my use of 'z' when saying skills gave it away.
    i had just read an article on film production before I wrote that and was looking for an excuse to slap people in the face with my giant throbbing cock of knowledge

  5. Post #485
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    March 2011
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    Saw the movie yesterday with my cousin. It was an ok movie. Not the best Science Fiction flick. It has its ups and downs
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  6. Post #486
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    July 2006
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    Saw this when it came out. Not going to win any oscars by any means, but its a strong sci-fi And action flick. I went in expecting to see angry marines shouting and shooting at aliens and that's what I got. On top of that I got a thin layer of backstory, an ounce of plot, and a sort of alien not explored in any sci-fi films I've ever seen. ( Foot soldiers as opposed to omnipotent super-soldiers. )
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  7. Post #487
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    It was cool, glad I saw it
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  8. Post #488
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    August 2007
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    Seeing this on Thursday, and that comes before Friday, so I'll set my calender.

  9. Post #489
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    November 2009
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    Just saw it, and I actually didn't mind it. I enjoyed myself and felt I got my moneys worth.
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    April 2006
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    I liked it. There was a sense that the marines were fucked and there was no way they were going to win but all the aliens had over them was the element of surprise, higher HP, and drones.

    I loved the part where the chick gets alien goop all over her face because the black marine said exactly what we were all thinking
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  11. Post #491
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    June 2010
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    Watched Rango yesterday, and I watched this and "Paul" today, got to watch 3 good movies for free! I thought it was quite good.
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  12. Post #492
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    October 2010
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    I loved this movie, the pacing was perfect in my opinion.
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  13. Post #493
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    August 2009
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    Well that's because it never let up

    there was no pace at all

  14. Post #494
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    I like that it never let up, it really set an atmosphere of desperation and exhaustion that the Marines were going through.

    A lot like Black Hawk Down to me. Great movie, but you leave the theater exhausted.
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  15. Post #495
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    March 2011
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    funny when they are searching for survivors and they just shout 'US MARINES! US MARINES! US MARINES!' very loud lol
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    April 2008
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    funny when they are searching for survivors and they just shout 'US MARINES! US MARINES! US MARINES!' very loud lol
    I assume that's what they would actually do when searching for civilians to extract from a combat zone.
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  17. Post #497
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    They weren't just searching, they were clearing rooms.

    Barging in a door unannounced would have a terrible ending if someone was waiting behind it with a shotgun, scared for their life. It'd be important for them to constantly be identifying themselves as they clear a building they know has weaponry around for civilians to grab.
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  18. Post #498
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    September 2006
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    It wasn't that bad, but got close to being borderline lame thanks to some really laughably stupid lines ('I'm a veternarian' :laffo:) and stupidly pointless drama-llama.

    But I really like that they actually gave and showed the aliens motives for invading. That was nice.
    6/10

  19. Post #499
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    Joppari's Avatar
    July 2008
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    This movie isn't out in Finland yet. Going to watch it when it comes.

  20. Post #500
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    August 2007
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    Obvious advertisment for the army. Aliens were Nazis though. But whether or not, it did have a good explanation why they crashed on earth. And not just random aliens fucking everything up for no reason.

    I want a movie like V and the tv series    Yes I realise, in the Battle LA movie they were after the water   . Where human and alien meet and greet until some humans fuck everything up for a alliance, and they go to war. But some human and aliens do join forces to try and find a way to settle peace between them.

    But overall, it was a good movie, but nearly fell asleep, maybe because of those damn comfy chairs.

    Or how Michelle's character is always the same.
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  21. Post #501
    I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.
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  22. Post #502
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    March 2010
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    Went to go see this today. T'was, one of the best films I have seen all year!
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  23. Post #503
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    August 2007
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    I like how the alien ship transforms into that building thing. Or contraption. whatever you call it. Hope you know what I mean.

  24. Post #504
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    January 2005
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    I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.
    it would be pretty hard to focus on the military as a whole, there wouldn't be any characters, everyone would be just an expendable grunt, no one wants to watch masses of generic soldiers fighting masses of generic aliens, there's no one to root for,

    as for armored and air combat, I would've liked to see more tank action, you don't usually see tanks fighting aliens, but I'm glad there wasn't much air combat, since most alien invasion movies are 2 hours of F-18s shooting at flying saucers.
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  25. Post #505
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    July 2010
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    Saw it a couple hours ago and it's pretty damn awesome.

  26. Post #506
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    February 2005
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    I'll summarize my impression of the movie in two sentences: It's a great movie for fans of action and war movies. It's a bad movie for fans of science fiction.

    I loved the action, atmosphere, and tension in the movie. My only problem was the aliens. They were alien in appearance only and were strategically incompetent. There was nothing foreign about the way the aliens structured their forces or behaved. It seemed like the movie producers simply took a human military force, replace it with aliens, and changed nothing in their behavior.

    Strategically speaking, the aliens were retarded. Why do they need liquid water? (The line about Earth being the only place in the universe with liquid water is false). Can they not melt ice or condense vapor? Why only attack the coast lines? Why send in ground forces before establishing air support? (That's a strategic no-no). Why send in ground forces at all? Why waste so many resources on an invasion? Why didn't they wipe out humanity from orbit? Why didn't they design their drones to be autonomous in the event the command and control center was destroyed? Did they not have a contingency plan?

    Of course, the aliens had to be that way in order for the protagonists to win, I get that. My only point is that this movie works great as an action flick, but not as science fiction. I find picking apart movies just as enjoyable as watching them.
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  27. Post #507
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    May 2009
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    I'll summarize my impression of the movie in two sentences: It's a great movie for fans of action and war movies. It's a bad movie for fans of science fiction.

    I loved the action, atmosphere, and tension in the movie. My only problem was the aliens. They were alien in appearance only and were strategically incompetent. There was nothing foreign about the way the aliens structured their forces or behaved. It seemed like the movie producers simply took a human military force, replace it with aliens, and changed nothing in their behavior.

    Strategically speaking, the aliens were retarded. Why do they need liquid water? (The line about Earth being the only place in the universe with liquid water is false). Can they not melt ice or condense vapor? Why only attack the coast lines? Why send in ground forces before establishing air support? (That's a strategic no-no). Why send in ground forces at all? Why waste so many resources on an invasion? Why didn't they wipe out humanity from orbit? Why didn't they design their drones to be autonomous in the event the command and control center was destroyed? Did they not have a contingency plan?

    Of course, the aliens had to be that way in order for the protagonists to win, I get that. My only point is that this movie works great as an action flick, but not as science fiction. I find picking apart movies just as enjoyable as watching them.
    My movie going mate tells me to STFU when I pick apart a movie we just watched.
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  28. Post #508
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    August 2009
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    I wished there was more of a role for the armoured units and air combat. And I wished they hadn't focused on 1 squad of people, but rather, the US marines as a whole. Good, but wasn't as good as what I had expected.
    I was thinking this all the time I was watching it

  29. Post #509
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    December 2006
    1,184 Posts
    Saw it a week ago, felt like i was watching crysis 2 combined with world in conflict and generation kill.

  30. Post #510
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    September 2010
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    Just watched it, best movie of the century.
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  31. Post #511
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    September 2008
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    Best army ad ever
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  32. Post #512
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    January 2007
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    I watched this movie with some friends, me, being the science fiction lover I am, absolutely detested and tore apart this movie as I was watching it. It became a comedy to me really, because at the same time there just happened to be two physics teachers sitting behind us tearing it apart except with more intellectual input.

    Notable quotes from the movie
    "[as the trained doctor tries to examine an alien a civilian women strikes a remark] Maybe I can help!... I'm a veterinarian"
    "This alien is like nothing i've ever seen before!" (to which I responded very loudly : No shit!)
    “I need you to be strong…you’re my little Marine now.”

    Also, in the beginning of the movie It took a whole squad of marines and one grenade to take out one alien, towards the end of it, everybody became crack shots at hundreds of yards away under suppressive fire and pressure from the opposing side and took each one down with #<5 hits.
    Also, the aliens are here for water? because 'it isn't found in liquid form on any other planet'? Wait, so you're telling me, that these aliens, the ones with jet thrusters hot enough to melt the metal off a bus simply by grazing over it, smart enough to travel through space, can't melt Ice?

    Also i'm not really sure what happened at the end of the movie because someone told me I slept through it.
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  33. Post #513
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    April 2007
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    I can't believe this movie was made into a game. :frog:
    http://i.imgur.com/f9B0f.jpg
    Edited:

    not my screenshot, but "press E to aim" got me laughin hard

  34. Post #514
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Looks like somebody took a screenshot of cod and shopped aliens in

  35. Post #515
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    August 2007
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    Or you can say it's COD mod.
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  36. Post #516
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I think I died a little inside

  37. Post #517
    Partyprime's Avatar
    August 2010
    744 Posts
    Great, My buddy made me watch "battle of los angeles" with him, released in march 2011 and me believing it was this film was dissapointed,

    Why is there two films of the same concepts released same month?
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  38. Post #518
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    Great, My buddy made me watch "battle of los angeles" with him, released in march 2011 and me believing it was this film was dissapointed,

    Why is there two films of the same concepts released same month?
    well one's a crappy film, and one's a straight to dvd ripoff capitalising off the name of said crappy film

  39. Post #519
    Partyprime's Avatar
    August 2010
    744 Posts
    well one's a crappy film, and one's a straight to dvd ripoff capitalising off the name of said crappy film
    So, Battle: Los Angeles isnt worth watching?

  40. Post #520
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    September 2008
    19,113 Posts

    I should see one of their movies.