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post #11 of 38 Old 06-14-11, 01:44 PM
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles - Blu-Ray Review

Everyones a critic in their own way.

I loved this movie. From the intial confrontation, right down to the way it ends. Its one of the best alien action movies bar none. I didn't really give it justice, i did watch it on a 720p tv, with a 2 channel audio system. It wasn't lacking in bass, but from what i'm hearing, you need a sub, and a true surround setup to really enjoy this movie. I'm definitely willing to watch it again. So i will
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Critics spend too much time taking movies apart based on what they learned at film school and often forget to sit back and try to enjoy a movie. I liken Battle: L.A.'s bad reviews to the same kind of negative reviews The Expendables got. Check the brain and enjoy the ride!
I just finished watching this movie 5 minutes and figured I should post my thoughts on it. it is absolutely the best alien movie I have ever seen. Dale you are spot on. As much I enjoyed the movie TRON and specifically the audio, Battle LA is superior IMHO. My surrounds got a workout and the LFE is first rate. I will watch it again at next weeks movie night I am hosting.

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Thanks Dwight! I couldn't agree more, I've seen it four times due to requests from friends and neighbors and could still watch it again. Loved it!!

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Re: Battle: Los Angeles - Blu-Ray Review

I don't understand what the critics had to complain about and quite frankly don't care. I rented the BD. I will buy this tomorrow.

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Okay... you guys are making me buy this as well.

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You won't regret it Sonnie

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It's definitely an HT staple moving forward.

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Great review. I know what I'm doing this weekend (if I can wait that long).

On a side note... you really make a good point about the suspension of disbelief issue with fantasy movies. Most Hollywood storytellers can't maintain a consistent frame of reference because they are either uncreative in solving the situation they established for their protagonist, or they are simply ignoring its importance. The Independence Day example is a great one. Unfortunately, many people have this "it's already make believe so why is THAT so hard to swallow" mentality so the filmmakers are not likely to change anytime soon. That, to me, is a big difference between The Matrix (which I love) and Matrix Revolutions (which I find barely watchable). They just ran out of ideas and had to go full-ridiculous to wrap everything up.

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I just re-watched this will the full surround sound system and a couple of the guys over. Not television speakers this time.

One word.

WOW!

When the coast gets attacked and the helicopter is being shot at in the sky, i felt the room move with the AA fire. The couch lifted as if the impact of the shot was so close it felt like my room was the chopper. It was like a wave of pure pressure. This is definitely a new reference Low bass movie for myself and my friends. Another thing i noted was careful details in the sound, such as 3 bullets shot, 3 shells fall. No canned explosion sounds or gunshots. The surrounds got a really nice workout too, very fluid in the firefights, when the camera shifts, the sound shifts, it puts you right into the action.

Having seen the movie before, I was able to focus on all the nitty-gritty details. There were a couple of speech errors. like when the tech sergeant gets called staff sergeant, and when one of the soldiers says "extra-territorial" <- seriously??

Video: A
Sound: A+
Overall: A

Once again, I love this movie.
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles - Blu-Ray Review

Another one that I really wanted to like much more than I did.
As a popcorn flick it was fun and entertaining, though as a Marine I could pick nits all day. As a way to showcase your home theater it was great. I don't have a problem with the fantasy or suspension of disbelief... my biggest issue with the film is that I just don't care about the people in it. Pretty much my same complaint with True Grit, there was just nothing in either film to get me engaged with any of the characters.

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