Battle: Los Angeles (2011) – Getting this down fast while I still remember that I saw this movie. By this time tomorrow, it’ll have faded into obscurity in my memory with every other military or alien invasion movie I’ve seen in the last ten years.
This movie runs according to the formula: ten to fifteen minutes of creating the broadest characters you’re supposed to care about, the rest of it dramatically killing them in the most predictable and obvious ways (“He didn’t deserve that! He didn’t deserve to die!“). The closest I came to caring about any of them was deciding which ones I wanted to die first. Unfortunately, the most insufferable characters live to the end.