History Film / BattleLosAngeles

5th Sep '17 5:00:24 PM Peteman
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* WouldNotShootACivilian: Brutally subverted in the case of the aliens, who open fire on a beach crowded with people and proceed to shoot indiscriminately at everything they see. Civilian bodies are often seen in various areas.

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* WouldNotShootACivilian: Brutally subverted Subverted in the case of the aliens, who open fire on a beach crowded with people and proceed to shoot indiscriminately at everything they see. Civilian bodies are often seen in various areas.
8th Jul '17 3:06:30 PM Universalist
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31st May '17 8:13:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Meteors rain into the ocean a couple of miles off of major coastal cities -- one being Los Angeles. Within minutes an alien army marches out of the surf. The suntanning populace on the beach is shredded as the aliens march into the city proper. With the arrival of their aircraft, the aliens quickly establish ground- and air-superiority.

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Meteors rain into the ocean a couple of miles off of major coastal cities -- one being Los Angeles.UsefulNOtes/LosAngeles. Within minutes an alien army marches out of the surf. The suntanning populace on the beach is shredded as the aliens march into the city proper. With the arrival of their aircraft, the aliens quickly establish ground- and air-superiority.
17th May '17 6:01:11 AM JamesAustin
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-->''"There are massive casualties in New York, defensive lines are being setup in Boston, and at 13:15 Zulu Time we lost communications with San Francisco and San Diego, their status is unknown. What we do know is that we are the last offensive force on the west coast. We can'' '''not''' ''lose Los Angeles."'''

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-->''"There ->''"There are massive casualties in New York, defensive lines are being setup in Boston, and at 13:15 Zulu Time we lost communications with San Francisco and San Diego, their status is unknown. What we do know is that we are the last offensive force on the west coast. We can'' '''not''' ''lose Los Angeles."'''



!!''Battle Los Angeles'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Battle !!''Battle: Los Angeles'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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.
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