OT: Battle for Los Angeles movie

A nice mix of Saving Private Ryan, Independence Day and Black Hawk Down. Just sit back and marvel at all the "borrowed" scenes.
Don't see any potential model kits out of this one, unless someone cranks out a resin figure or something.
Craig
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Waiddaminnit! Are you talking about the movie at the theater, "Battle: Los Angeles" or that turkey that was on SyFy last week, "Battle OF Los Angeles"? The turkey had some good moment, about six out of a movie 88 minutes long (sans commercials), but had some of the worst acting that I've seen since "Legend of the Seeker".....
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I thought it was a documentary about Rodney King.
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I saw a few minutes of that one... another worn out 80's star turned samurai, running her sword thru a space ship drone. I turned it off after that. Odd how there were only 2 Marines in Los Angeles in the SyFy movie..
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I think Syfy has the market cornered on bad acting. And bad scripts. And bad ideas.
In the Alligator versus Python movie they had the 2 female leads doing commentary during the movie. It was clearly a T&A vehicle and I think the bad acting was deliberate.
I suspect they are trying to mimic the bad scifi movies of the 50s but are not doing a good job.
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wrote:

I saw something similar to that once on Showtime called "Dinosaur Island". (Taken from IMDb) "An army captain is flying three misfit deserters home for a court martial when the plane has engine trouble and they must land on an uncharted island. There they find a primitive society of cave women who routinely sacrifice virgins to appease The Great One, the top dog dinosaur on the the island. Mistaken for gods, the men must destroy The Great One or face death, but meanwhile they fall in love. Welcome to lush Dinosaur Island, where a tribe of gorgeous cave- dwelling warrior women satisfy the exotic fantasies of five downed military airmen. Fearsome battles with the island's ferocious man- eating dinosaurs are the only disruption of their seductive pleasures on this island paradise. Narrowly surviving with their lives, the rugged men fall under the seductive spell of their lovely captors and soon find their every dream fulfilled." Absolutely no name actors, with rubber dinosaur suits and terrible acting. Oh and about thirty naked cavewomen......
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checking Netflix for that one...
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Musicman59 wrote:

...was one of them named Bertha? And did she have any sisters?
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: : I think Syfy has the market cornered on bad acting. And bad scripts. And : bad ideas. :     Nah, syphylus channel has simply gone cheap.
    Pathetic that The Science Channel is running Firefly. That really should be on the SciFi channel. Oh, right...
    The suites running the syphylus channel have run other things into the ground, now they are simply rounding out their resume by running the entire channel into the ground.
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Bruce Burden wrote the following:

They should bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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first year cast, maybe. the futreama parody was good.
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snipped-for-privacy@some.domain wrote the following:

Yeah. I liked that guy better. He probably asked for more money so they replaced him.
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"creative differences" was the line i heard. so that means you are correct.
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snipped-for-privacy@austin.rr.com (Bruce Burden) wrote in wrote:

Did you see the one with the WASP pilots and aircrew flying B-29s out to Hawaii that got redirected to fly a secret cargo to Guam? From Hawaii. Turns out it was the A-bomb. In a storm they crashed landed on an island that was
1) uncharted by the Allies (even though it was on a direct flight route from hawaii to Guam) 2) at one time had a significant Japanese presence 3) was infested with pterodactyls that could fly as fast as B-29s and Zeros.
It had ALL of the applicable stereotypes, plucky, good looking (buxom) women, oh so serious Air Force security officer, cardboard enlisted detail.
It was SOOOO bad.
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Gray Ghost wrote the following:

Science fiction can speculate on things that cannot be proven, but the A-bomb was transported to Tinian by the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy Heavy Cruiser that was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese sub on its way back after delivery. A tragedy and horror story in itself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indianapolis_CA-35 )
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You while be shocked to know that while I considered that the most egregious error is was also the most plausible.
That's how bad it was.
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Only because the secrecy of the A-Bomb delivery caused the Navy to not look for the Indianapolis for three or four days. During that time, the sharks had a feast..... And they blamed the Captain for the disaster to the point that he killed himself several years later.
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The movie "Mission of the Shark" IS well worth watching whenever it shows up - it was Made-for-TV, and I've seen it on the box on a couple of occasions. In reality, the sharks didn't do for most of the survivours in the water, but the psychological impact must have ben considerable.
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coz by all that's holy, this is the biggest turkey I've seen in years...
RobG (The Aussie one)
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For a Marine who earned a Silver Star (as per the surviving brother's statement), SSgt Nantz seemed awfully old to be a Staff Sergeant. And aren't platoon sergeants normally E7s or Gunnery Sergeants (SFC in the Army)? It would have been more believable if he was a Gunny at his age. Certainly that Silver Star would have been a sure ride to the promotion.
And having recently completed a retirement packet, it took a full bird colonel to recommend approval (notice he only could recommend) of my packet before it went to the Dept of the Army for approval. This guy has his first sergeant approve it?
Overall, a very interesting movie that seemed to fly by in two hours.
Light years ahead of the last crappy alien invasion movie I saw called Cloverfield.
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