Battle: Los Angeles – CFQ Spotlight Podcast #8
Aliens invade Los Angeles – well, Santa Monica, actually – in BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, the subject of this week’s episode of the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast. Dan Persons returns as host, hashing over the details of the latest entry in the alien-invasion sub-genre with Steve Biodrowski. The story follows an old soldier on the verge of retirement (Aaron Eckhart) leading a group of marines fresh out of training into battle with mysterious invaders blasting the Pacific Coast into oblivion. Think of it as BLACK HAWK DOWN meets INDEPENDENCE DAY – a gritty, grunts-eye view of the usual “war of the worlds” scenario. Sure, we’ve seen it all before, but the film makes it worth seeing again.