Even before release, the movie "World invasion: Battle LA" has been known as the more expensive version of "Skyline" - a movie with ugly characters, missing plot and overly artificial visuals. It was assumed that this film will follow the same path, but these same effects will be slightly better and entertaining. However, after watching it becomes clear that all these predictions and fears, fortunately, were not destined to come true.
Water - one of the most valuable resources of our planet, especially for one alien race whose technology works just on the water. And so, on one not the most joyous day for humanity, a mysterious extraterrestrial civilization invades Earth and with alarming rate clears it from the locals. The plot centers around a battlefield: Los Angeles, where a platoon of Marines at the cost of enormous losses trying to defend the city.
By itself, the plot is a little standard (some shocking turns cannot be expected), but in any case not stupid. Everything that is happening looks very realistic and atmospheric. Particularly pleased that though the final and does hint at a possible continuation, nevertheless, the story looks like a coherent and complete, but does not end with the most interesting place (as in the aforementioned "Skyline"). In spirit, the film resembles "Black Hawk Down" by Ridley Scott, but instead of Somalis here are aliens.
The most important thing: the plot is not devoid of dramatic notes. Death of characters is really depressing, and adds even more tension to the movie.
Computer graphics does not hurt the eyes, and street skirmishes do not give second-rate or low price, rather, is impressive toughness and uncompromising. The film generally is not perceived as an empty blockbuster with explosions and humor, but as a real, serious military thriller.
That's it, really not expecting, we got a great fantasy blockbuster, with a strong bias toward drama. And let there was a lot of pathos in a couple of moments, but it was impossible to do without it. At the rest, it is a quality, dynamic and very intense movie, pleasing both with the picture and story.