Battle Los Angeles (2011)

It's not war. It's survival.

Blu-ray, 1h 56min
Rating: 5.7
Votes: 174917
Languages: English, Ukrainian
Country: USA
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Music: Brian Tyler

Plot outline

A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.


A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. - rball4042

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. - Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

After a meteor shower around the world, the governments learn that it is actually an alien invasion and organize counter-attacks. In Los Angeles, the Marine Sergeant Michael Nantz is ready to retire after a great trauma in the past when he lost all the men under his command in a mission. However, his platoon is assigned to bring the civilians that are sheltered in the Police Department, in an area dominated by the aliens, back to forward operating base (F.O.B.) before the bombs drop on the city. Sgt. Nantz assists 2nd Lieutenant William Martinez and they have to accomplish their mission within three hours. The marines meet few civilians and survivors from other commandos and when they are ready to fly to the base, the helicopter with the wounded marines is shot down and crashes. Now the marines need to reach the base with the civilians through the destroyed streets and highways using a bus. Along their journey, the marines learn how to kill the invaders but only a few of them survive. When the mission is accomplished, Sgt. Nantz and the survivors decide to destroy the alien communication center and consequently their airborne force. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What seems to be a swarm of meteorites approaching the Earth's atmosphere, soon turns out to be a meticulously orchestrated attack from a technologically advanced extraterrestrial race. Before this all-out alien invasion, the self-sacrificing Marine Staff Sergeant, Michael Nantz, and a handful of loyal men are humanity's last hope, as numerous cities around the globe crash down one by one. However, fate has ordained that the urban jungle of a now battle-scarred Los Angeles will be the nightmarish battlefield for the ultimate confrontation--and as the brave marines risk their lives to evacuate Santa Monica--a massive aerial bombardment is on its way. Will Nantz and his troops rescue as many as possible, and get out alive? - Nick Riganas