History Film / BattleLosAngeles

12th Feb '17 4:23:47 PM Mikedem2
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* HypercompentantSidekick: Lance Corporal Lee Imlay. Lt. Martinez even calls him out as the squad's best marksman when briefing Nantz before their deployment.

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* HypercompentantSidekick: HyperCompetentSidekick: Lance Corporal Lee Imlay. Lt. Martinez even calls singles him out as the squad's best marksman when briefing Nantz before their deployment.



* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: American is one of 20 countries under attack by the aliens. At the start of the movie, New York City has fallen, Boston and Los Angeles are under siege, and San Francisco and San Diego are presumed lost as well.

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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: American is one of 20 countries under attack by the aliens. At the start of the movie, movie New York City has fallen, Boston and Los Angeles are under siege, and San Francisco and San Diego are presumed lost as well.
12th Feb '17 4:20:09 PM Mikedem2
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* EveryonesDeadDave: The team finally reaches the Santa Monica FOB, and finds [[spoiler: nothing but wreckage and dead bodies.]]

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* EveryonesDeadDave: EverybodysDeadDave: The team finally reaches the Santa Monica FOB, and finds [[spoiler: nothing but wreckage and dead bodies.]]
12th Feb '17 4:18:05 PM Mikedem2
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** The aliens prove to be much better at this than humans; not only did they come down from the sky in large meteor-like landing craft, but they use very versatile 'Wedge Ship' UCAVs to quickly establish air superiority over LA. The wedges can even combine into a flying-saucer like floating siege platform that can rain incendiary munitions down like artillery.

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** The aliens prove to be much better at this than humans; not only did they come down from the sky in large meteor-like landing craft, but they use very versatile 'Wedge Ship' UCAVs [=UCAVs=] to quickly establish air superiority over LA. The wedges can even combine into a flying-saucer like floating siege platform that can rain incendiary munitions down like artillery.


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* EveryonesDeadDave: The team finally reaches the Santa Monica FOB, and finds [[spoiler: nothing but wreckage and dead bodies.]]


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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Nantz has a very bad reputation after his tour in Iraq. Even though his orders and actions throughout the invasion are mostly sound the marines all seem to hate his guts. It's only at the climax after his RousingSpeech that the team finally comes together and trusts his leadership.


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* HypercompentantSidekick: Lance Corporal Lee Imlay. Lt. Martinez even calls him out as the squad's best marksman when briefing Nantz before their deployment.


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** Later, when they finally make contact with friendly forces;
-->'''Helicopter Crew Chief:''' [[spoiler: We're abandoning Los Angeles!]]
12th Feb '17 4:06:47 PM Mikedem2
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* DeathFromAbove: The USAF's original plan to stop the invasion; keep the aliens contained on the Santa Monica shoreline and carpet bomb them. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
** The aliens prove to be much better at this than humans; not only did they come down from the sky in large meteor-like landing craft, but they use very versatile 'Wedge Ship' UCAVs to quickly establish air superiority over LA. The wedges can even combine into a flying-saucer like floating siege platform that can rain incendiary munitions down like artillery.


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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: American is one of 20 countries under attack by the aliens. At the start of the movie, New York City has fallen, Boston and Los Angeles are under siege, and San Francisco and San Diego are presumed lost as well.


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* KeystoneArmy: The alien drone ships [[spoiler: are all controlled by a single Command and Control Center. Once Nantz and his surviving squad take it out with guided cruise missiles, all of the drones shut down and fall from the sky, giving the Americans control of the air once again.]]
23rd Dec '16 6:47:59 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Ironically, most of it was filmed in Louisiana. From the BonusMaterial segment called "Filming L.A. in LA":
-->"In the words of our production designer, 'A palm tree and a telephone pole go a long way.'"
** In the first neighborhood ambush, the camera wildly pans over the rooftops and for a few frames the spire of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_State_Capitol Louisiana State Capitol]] is visible in the background. It's art deco style is relatively consistent with several west LA buildings, though.
3rd Dec '16 11:44:45 PM Xtifr
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'''''Battle: Los Angeles''''' is a science fiction film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It was released March 11, 2011.

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'''''Battle: ''Battle: Los Angeles''''' Angeles'' is a science fiction film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It was released March 11, 2011.
19th Nov '16 5:29:14 AM outlander2012
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* YouAreInCommandNow: The [[spoiler: mortally wounded Lieutenant Martinez invokes this to Nantz just before his HeroicSacrifice. telling Nantz to get the rest of the squad out before the aliens overwhelm them]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Martinez]]''': [[spoiler: I've a bag of C4 on the bus. Get this to my wife ''[hands over a letter]'' and get them off this goddamned freeway!]]
19th Nov '16 4:56:36 AM outlander2012
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* FireForgedFriends: Nantz and Lockett are this by the final battle, after Lockett gives up his JerkAss behaviour towards Nantz in the face of his clear SurvivorGuilt and Nantz's [[ItHasBeenAnHonor clear respect for Lockett's deceased brother]], one of the men who died under his command in Iraq.



* MoodDissonance: Leading up to the character squad's first encounter. There's smoke from weapons fire, abandoned cars, charred corpses, the sounds of distant explosions, not a living being in sight. The squad hears something, gets to cover with weapons trained on the direction the sound comes from, waiting for an alien to pop out of the smoke... and up runs someone's pet dog. Cue about half a minute of relieved comments, relaxing, joking about the dog's name (Glenn), soundtrack's calmed down, viewers think it'll be another five or ten minutes of walking to the fight, maybe with an animal sidekick... Explosions, shots raining down from multiple rooftops as well as the direction the dog ran in from, dramatic music and screaming both start up, and one of the Marines gets dragged off into the scenery.

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* MoodDissonance: Leading up to the character squad's first encounter. There's smoke from weapons fire, abandoned cars, charred corpses, the sounds of distant explosions, not a living being in sight. The squad hears something, gets to cover with weapons trained on the direction the sound comes from, waiting for an alien to pop out of the smoke... and up runs someone's pet dog. Cue about half a minute of relieved comments, relaxing, joking about the dog's name (Glenn), soundtrack's calmed down, viewers think it'll be another five or ten minutes of walking to the fight, maybe with an animal sidekick... And then the silence is broken by [[SignatureRoar a screeching alien battle cry]] and enemy troops opening fire. Explosions, shots raining down from multiple rooftops as well as the direction the dog ran in from, dramatic music and screaming both start up, and one of the Marines gets dragged off into the scenery.


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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Nantz invokes this in refusing [[spoiler: to abandon the mortally wounded Lieutenant Martinez]], even though the aliens are about to overwhelm their position.
-->'''Nantz''': I am not leaving you here! [[SuddenlyShouting NO I'M NOT LEAVING YOU]]! [[SurvivorGuilt Not again!]]
16th Sep '16 2:26:30 PM theLibrarian
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* ShutUpHannibal: Nantz's speech to the rest of his squad at the ruined FOB base is basically telling all of his men (one of whom assumes that he deliberately did it to get a medal) to ''shut the fuck up.''

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* ShutUpHannibal: Nantz's speech to the rest of his squad at the ruined FOB base is basically telling all of his men (one (who don't trust him because he lost his entire squad in Iraq and one of whom assumes that he deliberately did engineered it in order to get a medal) to ''shut the fuck up.''
26th Jun '16 3:06:37 AM gewunomox
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Not to be confused with the RageAgainstTheMachine album '''''The''' Battle '''of''' Los Angeles'', nor with the similarly-titled DirectToVideo ''[[TheMockbuster Battle of Los Angeles]]'' released the same year. However, both films are inspired by the real-life Battle of Los Angeles.

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Not to be confused with the RageAgainstTheMachine Music/RageAgainstTheMachine album '''''The''' Battle '''of''' Los Angeles'', nor with the similarly-titled DirectToVideo ''[[TheMockbuster Battle of Los Angeles]]'' released the same year. However, both films are inspired by the real-life Battle of Los Angeles.
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