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Battle: Los Angeles trailer makes alien invasions look cool again

11.12.2010

Looking for some quality alien invasion action this weekend? Then check out SKYLINE! No, not to watch actually watch SKYLINE (which, by all accounts, is pretty terrible) but to check out this trailer for BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.

You might remember the news from the summer when Sony Pictures was threatening legal action against Colin and Greg Strause, the directors of SKYLINE who were also working on visual effects for BATTLE: LOS ANGELES. Sony was a little peeved that they had been working on their own aliens-invade-Los-Angeles film without mentioning anything and beating them to theaters. Well it looks like Sony will have the last laugh.

If this trailer (teaser trailer really, even though it runs a solid 2:30) is any indication of the final product, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES will be the alien invasion movie we're waiting for. This is just a superbly cut trailer that just put a movie that wasn't so much on my radar, high up on my radar. Check it out below and let me know what you think...

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Extra Tidbit: This trailer doesn't even have the movie's name in it, that's how badass it is.
Source: JoBlo.com

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10:09AM on 11/14/2010
Now this is going to be a movie to watch, not that shit rip-off Skyline.
Now this is going to be a movie to watch, not that shit rip-off Skyline.
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5:51AM on 11/14/2010

Me likes this....yeah.... me does.

I just so happened to like the music in this and the fact that there was no dialogue, just death and destruction. I only hope that the storyline compliments these powerful images. Fingers crossed.
I just so happened to like the music in this and the fact that there was no dialogue, just death and destruction. I only hope that the storyline compliments these powerful images. Fingers crossed.
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10:07PM on 11/13/2010
Im really excited about this movie cause we hadn't an actually decent war/alien invasion movie since Independence day(According to rotten tomatoes skyline is one of the major cinematic disasters of the year, it's a shame because I really had some hopes about the movie), the cast is ok with me, the director not so much because his previous movies..weren't too good.. so I'll wait for the complete trailer to fully convince myself into this.
Im really excited about this movie cause we hadn't an actually decent war/alien invasion movie since Independence day(According to rotten tomatoes skyline is one of the major cinematic disasters of the year, it's a shame because I really had some hopes about the movie), the cast is ok with me, the director not so much because his previous movies..weren't too good.. so I'll wait for the complete trailer to fully convince myself into this.
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2:50PM on 11/13/2010

at the

1:51 minute mark you can spot a builboard at a distance when the soldier throws a grenade that says RESISTANCE 3. the popular playstation exclusive game that has to do with alien species taking over earth.
1:51 minute mark you can spot a builboard at a distance when the soldier throws a grenade that says RESISTANCE 3. the popular playstation exclusive game that has to do with alien species taking over earth.
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9:49AM on 11/13/2010
Damn it.. can't stand Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan, but holy fuck. That was fucking awesome. After Somewhere easily the best teaser this year. Never heard of this movie before.
Obviously won't watch the trailer though, because those always destroy everything what movies are about. But this... Breathtaking!

where can i download the real quicktime version? can't stand posts like this without any source.
Damn it.. can't stand Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan, but holy fuck. That was fucking awesome. After Somewhere easily the best teaser this year. Never heard of this movie before.
Obviously won't watch the trailer though, because those always destroy everything what movies are about. But this... Breathtaking!

where can i download the real quicktime version? can't stand posts like this without any source.
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7:26AM on 11/13/2010

BLACK HAWK DOWN REMAKE ....

But with aliens --- I'll wait for the full trailer before judging it further!
But with aliens --- I'll wait for the full trailer before judging it further!
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1:35AM on 11/13/2010
Although I loved the trailer, there are some negative reviews already online. The major complaint is that the characters were generic. *sigh*
Although I loved the trailer, there are some negative reviews already online. The major complaint is that the characters were generic. *sigh*
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11:49PM on 11/12/2010
Awesome trailer. Awesome FX. Lose the T-Pain.
Awesome trailer. Awesome FX. Lose the T-Pain.
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11:47PM on 11/12/2010

Full of WIN

Here I am trying to crash out...then you throw this shit on me. Im freakin stoked now. Im a sucker for (good) alien action flicks
Here I am trying to crash out...then you throw this shit on me. Im freakin stoked now. Im a sucker for (good) alien action flicks
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11:10PM on 11/12/2010

Whoever made that trailer should get an award for doing so. Perfect music, perfect everything.

Can't wait to see more from this!

BTW, since Skyline apparently sucks so much ass, do ya'll at JoBlo think you could drop the annoying, incessant advertising for it?
Can't wait to see more from this!

BTW, since Skyline apparently sucks so much ass, do ya'll at JoBlo think you could drop the annoying, incessant advertising for it?
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10:05PM on 11/12/2010

Now that's what I call a close encounter

Looks decent, but the conspiracy nut in me wonders if this isn't a movie that will help Americans feel climated to soldiers policing us.
Looks decent, but the conspiracy nut in me wonders if this isn't a movie that will help Americans feel climated to soldiers policing us.
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9:49PM on 11/12/2010
I'm not sure what I saw, but it looks good.
I'm not sure what I saw, but it looks good.
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8:59PM on 11/12/2010
If Shia LaBeouf with awkward dialogue, and hot chicks on motorbikes were added to this trailer then it could pass as a Transformers 3 Trailer. Or any Michael Bay movie for that matter.
If Shia LaBeouf with awkward dialogue, and hot chicks on motorbikes were added to this trailer then it could pass as a Transformers 3 Trailer. Or any Michael Bay movie for that matter.
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9:50AM on 11/13/2010
you don't know very much about bay style, do you?
you don't know very much about bay style, do you?
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8:12PM on 11/12/2010
They should of just used an instrumental with the trailer. The melody is good but the autotune voice is odd.
They should of just used an instrumental with the trailer. The melody is good but the autotune voice is odd.
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8:05PM on 11/12/2010
Amazing trailer. Here's the viral site for Battle: Los Angeles W.A.T.C.H [link]
Amazing trailer. Here's the viral site for Battle: Los Angeles W.A.T.C.H [link]
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7:46PM on 11/12/2010
Holey shnikes Batman! I will be definitely checking this movie out.
Holey shnikes Batman! I will be definitely checking this movie out.
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7:23PM on 11/12/2010
wonderful choice in music. that trailer was excellent!
wonderful choice in music. that trailer was excellent!
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6:22PM on 11/12/2010

Great Trailer

That looks absolutely awesome!!
That looks absolutely awesome!!
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5:46PM on 11/12/2010
So they got Stephen Hawking to do auto-tune for music in this trailer?

Awesome trailer.
So they got Stephen Hawking to do auto-tune for music in this trailer?

Awesome trailer.
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4:45PM on 11/12/2010

Lack of dialouge means bad movie?

To all those people who say lack of dialogue means a bad movie... do you mean like the original "Alien"?

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What you have just watched, ladies & gentlemen, is called a "movie trailer". It's not the actual movie. I'm sure when the movie comes out, people will be talking in it.
Personally I reckon this might be OK but I will wait until I see the film before I put it up on a pedestal or burn it at the stake.
To all those people who say lack of dialogue means a bad movie... do you mean like the original "Alien"?

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What you have just watched, ladies & gentlemen, is called a "movie trailer". It's not the actual movie. I'm sure when the movie comes out, people will be talking in it.
Personally I reckon this might be OK but I will wait until I see the film before I put it up on a pedestal or burn it at the stake.
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4:41PM on 11/12/2010
I have never been so pumped after watching a movie trailer. Looks AWESOME.
I have never been so pumped after watching a movie trailer. Looks AWESOME.
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4:20PM on 11/12/2010

Really Impressed

Fantastic trailer.
Fantastic trailer.
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3:55PM on 11/12/2010
Count me in!
Count me in!
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3:22PM on 11/12/2010
radzilla.
super pumped for this flic.
radzilla.
super pumped for this flic.
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3:12PM on 11/12/2010
stupid double post.
stupid double post.
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3:10PM on 11/12/2010

Not too bad

Loved the trailer, didn't like the music too much but I'm sure T-Pain wont be in the movie so it's ok.

I found the title of the movie a little interesting since it's very similar to the name of an event that happened in 1942. [link]
Loved the trailer, didn't like the music too much but I'm sure T-Pain wont be in the movie so it's ok.

I found the title of the movie a little interesting since it's very similar to the name of an event that happened in 1942. [link]
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3:07PM on 11/12/2010

Awesome

This is one of the best uses of music only in a movie trailer. I'm very excited to see this!
This is one of the best uses of music only in a movie trailer. I'm very excited to see this!
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3:03PM on 11/12/2010
Not a bad movie but looks better than Skyline.
Not a bad movie but looks better than Skyline.
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2:56PM on 11/12/2010
Epic trailer!

But as the previous poster before me said, I also hope it won't be ruined by a weak ending.
Epic trailer!

But as the previous poster before me said, I also hope it won't be ruined by a weak ending.
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2:45PM on 11/12/2010
I'll give it a chance but they better not have a weak ass resolution. beating the aliens with a laptop, water, virus or any other dumbshit is soooo 90's
I'll give it a chance but they better not have a weak ass resolution. beating the aliens with a laptop, water, virus or any other dumbshit is soooo 90's
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2:01PM on 11/12/2010
I guess it looks cool. Hate the fact that Michelle Rodriguez is in it, though. She spoils it for me. I mean how many "tough army girl" roles does she need to take anyway? She's hot but her lines are always incredibly cheesy and odds are she's gonna die in the flick. Then again, it's better than having Dennis Quaid play a role...God, I hate it whenever that guy shows up in a movie!
I guess it looks cool. Hate the fact that Michelle Rodriguez is in it, though. She spoils it for me. I mean how many "tough army girl" roles does she need to take anyway? She's hot but her lines are always incredibly cheesy and odds are she's gonna die in the flick. Then again, it's better than having Dennis Quaid play a role...God, I hate it whenever that guy shows up in a movie!
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4:15PM on 11/12/2010
Meh, I can take Dennis Quaid, it's his brother Randy that really fucks up every film.
Meh, I can take Dennis Quaid, it's his brother Randy that really fucks up every film.
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1:18PM on 11/12/2010

BLACK HAWK DOWN BUT WITH ALIENS

HUGE alien movie fan here, etc ... The Teaser rocks, but need more before putting my head under the guillotine! LOL Is ita action flick or a character driven flick!? Do you know the different? haha!!
HUGE alien movie fan here, etc ... The Teaser rocks, but need more before putting my head under the guillotine! LOL Is ita action flick or a character driven flick!? Do you know the different? haha!!
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1:11PM on 11/12/2010
Meh. The lack of dialogue is troubling. At least Skyline had some in its teaser. This just is underwhelming. Needed much better music.
Meh. The lack of dialogue is troubling. At least Skyline had some in its teaser. This just is underwhelming. Needed much better music.
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1:08PM on 11/12/2010

Yes yes yes...

This is exactly what I was looking for. An alien invasion movie with balls.
This is exactly what I was looking for. An alien invasion movie with balls.
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12:52PM on 11/12/2010
that was one of my favorite trailers of the year.

Movie looks great from what little I've seen.
that was one of my favorite trailers of the year.

Movie looks great from what little I've seen.
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12:49PM on 11/12/2010

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12:25PM on 11/12/2010
Cool trailer. I hope the movie lives up to it. It probably wont, but I hope its still a cool film nonetheless.
Cool trailer. I hope the movie lives up to it. It probably wont, but I hope its still a cool film nonetheless.
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12:19PM on 11/12/2010
HELL YES!
HELL YES!
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12:01PM on 11/12/2010

TarantinoDork

I agree with your comment. I'm very wary of trailers that do not feature any dialogue...it's usually a bad sign. It looks great from a visual perspective but I'm holding off judgement until I see a bit of human interaction. Horrible choice of music.
I agree with your comment. I'm very wary of trailers that do not feature any dialogue...it's usually a bad sign. It looks great from a visual perspective but I'm holding off judgement until I see a bit of human interaction. Horrible choice of music.
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3:12PM on 11/12/2010
The music I hope indicates that it will be very somber. I think it is a good use of pictures and music to illicit emotion. Some people just don't get it I guess.
The music I hope indicates that it will be very somber. I think it is a good use of pictures and music to illicit emotion. Some people just don't get it I guess.
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11:55AM on 11/12/2010
Great trailer! But why do 90% of these battles have to take place in LA or new york? I'd hate to see the actual number of times those 2 cities have been attacked or destroyed in the movies.
Great trailer! But why do 90% of these battles have to take place in LA or new york? I'd hate to see the actual number of times those 2 cities have been attacked or destroyed in the movies.
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12:02PM on 11/12/2010
I don't understand why they have to take place in those two cities, either . . . probably because they are the two largest cities in our country and, if the aliens are going to take America out, I guess that's where you'd have the most casulties. Stategy of War, I suppose.
I don't understand why they have to take place in those two cities, either . . . probably because they are the two largest cities in our country and, if the aliens are going to take America out, I guess that's where you'd have the most casulties. Stategy of War, I suppose.
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11:55AM on 11/12/2010

Not too bad

Loved the trailer, didn't like the music too much but I'm sure T-Pain wont be in the movie so it's ok.

I found the title of the movie a little interesting since it's very similar to the name of an event that happened in 1942. [link]
Loved the trailer, didn't like the music too much but I'm sure T-Pain wont be in the movie so it's ok.

I found the title of the movie a little interesting since it's very similar to the name of an event that happened in 1942. [link]
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10:50AM on 11/12/2010
take out the stupid autotune song and it would have been a descent teaser
take out the stupid autotune song and it would have been a descent teaser
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10:45AM on 11/12/2010

Sweet

Thank God, I don't have to watch Skyline to get my alien invasion fix. I can def wait 4 months for this.
Thank God, I don't have to watch Skyline to get my alien invasion fix. I can def wait 4 months for this.
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10:44AM on 11/12/2010
Already planned on skipping Skyline, but this looks pretty dang good!
Already planned on skipping Skyline, but this looks pretty dang good!
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10:32AM on 11/12/2010
I agree with TarantinoDork - very meh. This is nothing new although you could take some of it out and pretend it's a Call of Duty movie. All I know is that it sounds like T-Pain found a new auto-tuner.
I agree with TarantinoDork - very meh. This is nothing new although you could take some of it out and pretend it's a Call of Duty movie. All I know is that it sounds like T-Pain found a new auto-tuner.
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10:26AM on 11/12/2010

Finally

That looks freakin awesome. I've been wanting another great alien invasion film for years. I was excited about Skyline, then I saw the trailer. Now I have something else to look forward to.
That looks freakin awesome. I've been wanting another great alien invasion film for years. I was excited about Skyline, then I saw the trailer. Now I have something else to look forward to.
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10:24AM on 11/12/2010
It do look good.

When a multitude of "alien invasion"-movies during the last few years, new ones and remakes; "Transformers", "War of the Worlds", "The Day the Earth Stood still", "Virus", "Monsters", "Cloverfield", most of them have failed, although some of them are entertaining still. District 9 is a golden exception, that film is both good and entertaining.

And "Monsters" do have potential to get a great sequel.

Have high hope in this one.

Skyline not so much.
It do look good.

When a multitude of "alien invasion"-movies during the last few years, new ones and remakes; "Transformers", "War of the Worlds", "The Day the Earth Stood still", "Virus", "Monsters", "Cloverfield", most of them have failed, although some of them are entertaining still. District 9 is a golden exception, that film is both good and entertaining.

And "Monsters" do have potential to get a great sequel.

Have high hope in this one.

Skyline not so much.
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10:03AM on 11/12/2010

No Dialog =Hiding Something

A resounding 'meh.' A dumbed down District 9 at best. A cliched Michael Bay clone at worst. Wake me when Super 8 releases a trailer.

I'm a little tired of 'news reports of the invasion' sequences. I bet there's even a bit where our reluctant hero turns the radio dial to a classic rock station just as a 'news bulletin' is starting on the previous channel.

Filmmakers, we've bought into the idea that there's an invading army from space. Just drop us into it, its part of what made
A resounding 'meh.' A dumbed down District 9 at best. A cliched Michael Bay clone at worst. Wake me when Super 8 releases a trailer.

I'm a little tired of 'news reports of the invasion' sequences. I bet there's even a bit where our reluctant hero turns the radio dial to a classic rock station just as a 'news bulletin' is starting on the previous channel.

Filmmakers, we've bought into the idea that there's an invading army from space. Just drop us into it, its part of what made District 9 so cool. It starts with a world inhabited by aliens.

Incidentally, what are the odds Michelle Rodriguez's Marine character dies?
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9:52AM on 11/12/2010
The music kind of made it cheesy but everything else looks solid. I just hope it is GOOD as it looks if not more.
The music kind of made it cheesy but everything else looks solid. I just hope it is GOOD as it looks if not more.
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