Battle: Los Angeles – March 11
Columbia Pictures unleashes this film about – yes – another alien invasion of Earth. (Didn’t that just happen in SKYLINE?) Aaron Eckhart stars as a marine sergeant on his last day in the service, who is sent to La-La-Land to lead his men in a battle against what turns out to be aliens storming the beach. Jonathan Liebesman directed, from a script by Christopher Bertolini. Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan co-star. Curiously, most of the action was shot in Louisiana; guess L.A. wasn’t ready for its close-up. We like the idea of a grunt’s-eye view of an alien invasion, but do we really need another skaky-cam movie right now? Rated PG-13.