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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Alien invasion, 17 July 2011
To this film hit the nail on the head, i am a big fan of sci fi and especially alien invasion movies, but they always lack something, being a big military enthusiast too, this film combined the two perfectly, no overt storyline, no one falling in love, no son and father reconnecting. just plain simple "We're been invaded go shoot at them", no one is a larger than life hero doing impossible things like bringing down the mothership with nothing more than a laptop and norton antivirus.
Its dirty its rough, its the Marines, just a pure war movie, think Black Hawk down and replace the somalians with Aliens, theres no complicated plot as to why they are here, its quickly explained and back to the action.
And for the best thing about this movie is the Aliens arent overly advanced technologically, The marines are capable of having a stand up fight and winning. where as movies like SkyLine, the Aliens are so advanced then i couldnt help think whats the point, you cant win, no matter what you do your gonna die, so its a pointless movie, there needs to be an element of hope even if the odds are against you.
Overall throughly good movie, lots of action, good S/F and good acting, especially the lovely Michelle Rodrigez.