Battle Los Angeles

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jonathan Liebesman
Production: Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min


- An unprecedented meteor shower

falling off the coast of Tokyo.

The entire city is mesmerised

by this incredible sight.

Two hours after the first contact... unidentified enemy

has reached our coastlines... a swift and militaristic attack.

Right now, one thing is clear:

The world is at war.

At 14:
46 Pacific Standard Time...

...12 different locations

across the globe were breached... a coordinated attack

by an unknown enemy.

All breaches were

along the coastline... what is a campaign

of rapid dominance.

This is a textbook military invasion.

There are massive casualties

in New York.

Defensive lines

are being set up in Boston.

And at 13:
15 Zulu time,

we lost communications...

...with San Francisco and San Diego.

Their status is unknown.

What we know is that we are the last

offensive force on the West Coast.

We cannot lose Los Angeles.

We have five birds down

two klicks west of CP Victory.

We're hit, we're hit! Tighten

your asses, we're going down!

Command and control is down.

Civilians in need of support

two klicks northeast.

Cables inbound.

Engage your sectors of fire, over.

Oh, sh*t. Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t.

Good morning. 94. 5 with the Surfrider

Foundation Morning Surf Report.

Surfers, hard northeast conditions

blowing out there...

...the ocean slopping and chopping.

There is some size starting to build...

Come on. Come on.

- Morning, staff sergeant.

- Morning, sergeant.

Morning, staff sergeant.

- Morning, sergeant.

- Morning, staff sergeant.

Morning, staff sergeant.

Morning, you little prick.

You know what they say. You're only

as old as you feel, staff sergeant.

That's what I'm worried about.

I can't feel a damn thing.

- To the Pacific for our next report,

where a cluster of meteors... predicted to enter our atmosphere

in the early hours tomorrow morning.

Go ahead.

They're expected to strik e miles

from land, far into the Pacific Ocean.

- John.

- Oh, God.

What's up, Mike?

Hey. What happened to that picture

of us in Iraq with that camel?

I mean, your girlfriend.

Hey, is this for real?

It's got your signature. I said, "That's

gotta be a mistake. He can't write."

No mistake, John. I did my 20.

I know when to get out.

Come on. You got the box full of

medals, a file full of commendations.

You can have them.

Seems you like interior decorating.

A Marine's got a shelf life, you know?

After that...

What? He spoils?

Something like that.

I'll finish my training assignment

with these Marines.

Get them combat ready.

And then I'll be on my merry way.

You know, we could always use

another lean, mean typing machine.

Sh*t, I ain't built like you, John.

Ugly, slow, soft.


You had to make some

tough calls there, Mike.

Especially that last one.

We all wish your men made it home.

Here we go.

You're expired.

Clear the shelf...

...staff sergeant.

Everything I know is in here, John.

What typically would have been

detected months, if not years, before...

...surfaced in less than four hours.

These images giving some idea of

the rate these meteors are travelling.

Scientists are abuzz,

scrambling to try and understand it.

There's something just

extremely uncomfortable...

...about a man your size

sniffing a flower.

What you want is some hydrangeas.

Popular wedding flower,

come in green, blue.

What colour is

the bridesmaids' dresses?

- Good question.

- You're amazing. Take a whiff. Smell it.

Yes, pretty girl?

For 300 more, she said we could have

sprays of lilies.

Now, I know it's a lot, but it'd be

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Christopher Bertolini

Christopher Bertolini is a film writer and producer who is known for writing screenplays for films such as The General's Daughter and Battle: Los Angeles. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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