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I like the part with the explosions
on 14 March 2011
If you want pure popcorn action sci-fi then this film is a real winner, after the initial set up it is gun fights and explosions all the way. In this film we see Alien infantry vs Marines going at it in fairly even terms which, although being massively unlikely, is quite entertaining.
Characters are fairly likable and standard - could be a squad of soldiers from any recent American film and the acting was fine. Not quite as many cheesy salutes as Independence Day though so this won't be as good for drinking games.
As well as liking popcorn Sci-Fi I like the proper stuff more and if I were to put on my geek hat and start picking at the plot of this film we could be here all day, the expert theory on why the aliens were invading was laughable and I do not believe that a race as stupid as the aliens in this film would have been able to discover their alien equivalent of the Isle of White let alone cross the galaxy to invade another planet.... but I decided to watch this film when I was tired and just wanted something entertaining and brainless and it hit the mark.