Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Guilty Pleasures: Battle: Los Angeles

The late, great film critic Roger Ebert bashed people who liked Battle: Los Angeles (2011) as idiots. And I usually complain about fast cutting and hand-held camera shots. But the point of the usage here is to show the fog of war. It gave the film a documentary feel as if you are there with a camera crew.

The fast cutting made the audience feel the confusion as our squad of soldiers take fire from everywhere. And there's a couple scenes of sacrifice that I challenge you to keep a dry eye. To the great Roger Ebert, I say maybe you fell asleep during the movie. Regardless, Roger I still admire your film criticism. Battle: Los Angeles is another of my guilty pleasures.

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