Ever since I saw the most breathtaking movie "District 9", I became a big fan of such kind of alien’s movie and I also think that almost every filmmaker is looking for the next 'Alien Invasion' type flick in their respective filmography. So with respect to that every single movie about aliens attack seems to near multiplying its budget and spending hordes of bucks in their venture, and however this is the foremost of many alien type films to be released this year, and I really hoped that this movie would bring some magic, but unfortunately the magic turned to be utter phusss!!
Well, as we talk about the movie "District 9" which was very likable amongst everybody, it was because that the movie had plenty of character expansion and had formed such a highly structured plot. Well, it's more or less as if this movie “World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles” took that proposal, and did the literal reverse to that of “District 9”. In the first course only, the initial plot is just purely awful. They by no means in actuality entirely created that why these aliens are here, or from where they had come from. All the way through the movie, they just give you a slight half ripe hypothesis. I feel very sorry, but when dealing with species like aliens, you require that thought in detail. One just can't travel on the design that, 'they are from outer space, some action some effects and that’s it'. One of the bad examples is ‘Skyline’ that did the similar exact mistake, which unfortunately turned out to be very horrible. As spectators, we appreciated to be overwhelmed with information and idea about alien species, but I guess one has to narrate and design well.
One more terrible facet of this film is the character improvement and dialogues. Frankly, after watching ninety whole minutes inside a theatre room, I finally realized at the end that I am still unable to recognize any of the characters names, because on my view each character produced zero on-screen presence. And not only after experiencing badly tacky clichéd packed dialog, but I am amaze that before making this big budget movie the producers and the directors are not realizing that they are just examining a script that values zero character substance.
However the most horrible segment of this film is the awful unsteady camera work. The hand-held aspect is something impressive but from start to finish, there was not one still frame in the entire movie. The complete shaky experience was disturbing not only the audiences over there, but was also producing a bad health for human eyes. Also when it was just 2 character chatting in a silence room, the camera was rolling around like a drunken man was controlling it. Plus what made this feature actually dreadful was the reality that you in no way in actuality getting a patent view of these aliens. But on a positive note the movie gave an enhanced view of the aliens at the end of ‘Close Encounters’ and that too for about 5 minutes. At the end the funniest part is that this movie is approximately about two hours long, and one can't even in reality tell you what they looked like.
Base Line, the only thing one can give this movie an admiring comment on is the action, which is just okay and also more to that a decent graphics which can be added on its compliments marksheet. Everything else smells horrible to far above the ground and heaven.
One the whole, it's just an unfilled alien invasion movie that leaves you pretty disappointed after spending heavy buck in multiplexes.
2.25 / 5