Picturesque Battle: Los Angeles Poster

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It’s like watching a beautiful sunset over the ocean… before your city becomes a burning wasteland. That’s the best way to describe the image depicted in the new official poster for Battle: Los Angeles.

Battle: Los Angeles is one of the many alien invasion films of 2011, arguably the hottest film genre outside of comic book fare. The movie introduced itself to the world with a strong and impressive presence at San Diego Comic-Con this summer and ever since then has earned interest through its compelling trailers.

Coming Soon has the exclusive Battle: Los Angeles poster courtesy of Columbia Pictures. The one-sheet depicts the people of Los Angeles enjoying some recreational time at the beach as the alien invasion begins.

The signs and warnings have been there for decades and now the world is under attack. Battle: Los Angeles’ international title, World Invasion: Battle LA, begs the realization that this war against the alien invaders is not restricted to LA, allowing room for potential sequels or other films based in other locales taking place within the same timeline.

Teaser posters for Battle: Los Angeles were released previously, showing off the historical sitings of UFOs which form the basis and introduction to the plot of the film (and an interesting marketing campaign). Here is the new official poster - Click to enlarge:

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Battle: Los Angeles follows a platoon of Marines fighting for the strategic LA battleground, risking everything to help stranded people in the city. The film is being compared fellow action flick Black Hawk Down with a gritty sci-fi twist of District 9. The film stars Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez and is directed by Jonathan Liebesman who landed the Wrath of the Titans director’s gig for his work here.

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Battle: Los Angeles invades theaters on March 11, 2011.

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  1. I have been waiting for this movie for sooo long.Im the type of person thats all up on wikipedia looking at future movies and i think ive been waiting for this for about a year now.brothers strause did a great job (visually) on skyline,so as long as they didnt write this..Right on.although i’ve been wrong about long awaited movies before cough legion cough cough.

  2. I think this looks quite good, but I’m a tad bored of US based alien invasion flicks, setting them in LA is really lazy, because if I was an Alien, that’s where I would strike first:Hollywood.

    Maybe it would be original to set one somewhere different for a change.

    • Well if a production company in your country wants to make an alien invasion movie set in your home country, there’s nothing stopping them… But as long as it’s made by an American company, it is easier for them to have it set in the USA and American audiences would probably associate with it more…

      • And your comment proves that Hollywood only makes films for Americans, the rest of the world can just wait in line, maybe if all the foreign talent (be it actors,directors or writers) say Brits, Aussies and Canadians werent in American films… Well, then you’d basically have nothing left.

        • DSM,

          Not sure I get your objection. Of course Hollywood makes films targeted mainly at US audiences. Germany makes films targeted at Germans, French at the French, etc., etc.

          Vic

      • NICE COMMENT AND TO THINK ‘BOUT IT WHEN JAPAN OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY MAKES A MOVIE THEY NEVER HAVE ANYTHING BOUT THE “US” IN UNLESS IT’S A AMERICAN DIRECTORY MAKING THE MOVIE OTHER THAN THAT THOSE OTHER COUNTRY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT PUTTING THE “US” IN THERE MOVIE.

        • *************Corrects**********
          NICE COMMENT AND TO THINK ‘BOUT IT WHEN JAPAN OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY MAKES A MOVIE THEY NEVER HAVE ANYTHING BOUT THE “US” IN IT UNLESS IT’S AN A AMERICAN DIRECTOR MAKING THE MOVIE, OTHER THAN THAT THOSE OTHER COUNTRIES COULD CARE LESS ABOUT PUTTING THE “US” IN THEIR MOVIES.

  3. i like the look of this film but i have to agree

    US based alien invasion films have been done to death, thats why District 9 felt so fresh,, take away the corny americanisms and the surroundings and start to flesh out a story that can look and feel new.

    of course the main reason is that film publishers believe that US audiences wont buy into it and not go see it,and of course thats where the money will come from in terms of starting a film into production, but hopefully D9 has moved that perception a little,

    i would like to see a proper adaptation of war of the worlds set in the victorian era?? (correct me if im wrong) set in good ol england :)

    • Agree totally.

      I’d love to see a proper version of War Of The Worlds, something with a little less crazy religous midget actor.

      “of course the main reason is that film publishers believe that US audiences wont buy into it and not go see it”
      And I would really like to hope that isnt true, I don’t think its neccessarily is, but I fear the Hollywood types believe this to be true and they wield all the power.

    • I think another reason D9 felt so fresh was the fact that the aliens weren’t ridiculously invincible superbeings, but vulnerable, decrepit refugees.
      This is one thing that has always annoyed me – alien invaders are virtually indestructible. To me, thats a sign that studios cant make a compelling invasion movie where humanity stands a fighting chance.
      Instead they take the lazy route of an indestructible force, and a lone human finding the inevitable Achilles heel of the invaders.
      I’d love to see some crafty alien invasion movies too. One that reflects the true confusion and terror of such an event, but accurately reflects humanity’s (constantly growing) military strength.

      • @Adam

        Oh, just in case you’re wondering, my comment below is directed at mercuryman’s comment, not at your’s. Just letting you know before you get the wrong idea.

        • @ Ken J

          Haha, no problem, I figured out your comments weren’t directed at me.

    • Have to disagree, it worked (kind of) for District 9 because those aliens were not there with hostile intent from the beginning like this one. That’s the ONLY reason some half-ass paramilitary force like depicted in that movie were able to contain them for a time. If it was an all-out war between aliens and humans in South Africa, the movie would have lasted about 9 minutes, which would keep the name District 9 relevant, because that’s the longest I can see it lasting with the military strength (lol) they possess…

      This movie is a complete different beast, no matter how anti-American you are, since “americanisms” (whatever that is) are corny and all, you can’t argue that if you want to see a movie with a good fight between man and alien, USA would be one military force you would want to see. The only other countries that might put up a semi-decent fight are Russia, UK, and Germany. China has strength in numbers but so far are still using dated equipment, although that will not be the case in about 10 years the way they are going, so I’ll add China to that list, but that’s it. But that might be in the sequels.

      If they had “Battle: Indonesia” that would be a painfully short movie. “Battle: Paris” would be hilariously pathetic. “Battle: Japan” would quickly be renamed “Skirmish: Japan” lol. So maybe the sequels, if they have any, can combine two or more of the other countries I mentioned before. Or Russia can probably be a stand-alone movie…

      Call me biased, but that’s my opinion… You have yours, so more power to you.

      • I still disagree, I’m not in any way anti american, but we have basically seen this movie before. A different setting would give an alien invasion film something new and fresh.

        And, ultimately military might has nothing to do with it. If that were the case we wouldnt still have troops dying in Iraq and Afghanistan everyday. Battles can be fought in numerous different ways, and alien invasion films could show that.

        • @DrSamBeckett

          I also see where you’re coming from, though Iraq and Afghanistan are scenarios where the military cannot simply go into combat, guns ablazin’- theyd more likely be allowed to use any means necessary in the case of an invasion.

          It’d be really interesting to see guerrilla warfare on the streets of Baghdad against alien invaders though… I was hoping thats where Skyline would go, but then the invincible aliens killed the guys in the jeep and suddenly it was straight back to flashy lights and jets firing missiles indiscriminately.

          • Not to mention how off-base his comparison is. We are at that point in military might where we can actually care about every life lost in combat. If you actually look at our deaths in the Iraq and Afghan conflicts, and compare that to WWI where we were losing over 400 troops EVERY DAY. And also look at how many insurgents we kill compared to how many we lose, it STILL proves my point about our military might. But every life is precious, so while the numbers are relatively low, it’s tragic to even lose 1 soldier. And not to mention, the news media is against the conflicts so of course they are going to try to exaggerate our casualties there as much as they can to further their agenda.

            And Adam, you’re 100% right that even the casualties we’re suffering there are mainly only because we cannot harm the civilians which these insurgents use as shields. It has nothing to do with how strong our military actually is. When Bush ordered for the troop surge back in July of 2008, our casualty rate went down by over 80% which proves that we know how to get the job done as long as our government is willing to spit up the resources. As much as our current president want us to not believe in it, the troop surge worked hand over foot. And I’m sure if aliens invade, the national budget would not even be a thought in terms of dealing out our military resources.

            So I stand by my statement that in an all-out war scenario, the USA will most likely put up the best fight, and therefore, make a more hoorah entertaining movie for me.

            Like the situation in Mogadishu that inspired “Black Hawk Down,” we lost 18 soldiers, and it was considered a tragic failure, yet if you look at it, even in what we consider a “failure,” we killed well over 1000 of the enemy for the 18 we lost… Not many other countries can make the same claim…

            So if this movie is like Black Hawk Down with aliens, then this should be a very entertaining movie for me. :-)

  4. AT THE END OF THE DAY NO CARES BOUT THE NAME.

  5. ONE******

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