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".....
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
I think Syfy has the market cornered on bad acting. And bad scripts. And
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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I saw something similar to that once on Showtime called "Dinosaur
(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
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......
: 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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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
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
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.
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.
Bill - US Navy Heavy Cruiser Sailor - USS SALEM CA 139
In Hamptonburgh, NY
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.
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
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
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
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