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Battle: Los Angeles

Postby SandChigger » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:36 am

Just watched the two trailers for this. Looks like adventure/splatter fun with alien machines!

Due out in March.

Oddly enough, it also looks to be based on an "It was UFOs, Billy Bob!" interpretation of the same WW II incident that that Skyline flick in the other thread was based on.

Heard anything?

(Has this been mentioned here or on Jacurutu? Searching didn't turn up anything here. :? )
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:57 am

More aliens who haven't figured out they can totally destroy us from orbit without any fuss.

Looks like fun, though.
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby Omphalos » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:15 am

Liege-Killer wrote:More aliens who haven't figured out they can totally destroy us from orbit without any fuss.


But where's the fun in that? :lol=:
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:28 am

Omphalos wrote:
Liege-Killer wrote:More aliens who haven't figured out they can totally destroy us from orbit without any fuss.


But where's the fun in that? :lol=:


Exactly. It's great sport to come down to the surface and do it the old fashioned way. :D
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:14 pm

I love when the plot dictates that the aliens need our brains or something to eat. They can travel FTL, but they can't grow some potatoes? Gimmie a break. Anyone with that kind of tech could set up house on pretty much any planet/moon with some decent sunlight and get growing (forget terraforming, just build airtight greenhouses).
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby SandChigger » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:58 am

A Thing of Eternity wrote:They can travel FTL, but they can't grow some potatoes?

:lol: You just reminded me of Marilyn in the Aliens forum over on Amazon: when asked why the ships of these super-advanced aliens who can whoooosh across the galaxy (or through inter-dimensional wormholes) seem to crash so often, she claims it's because the Earth's magnetic field or atmospheric composition has changed since the last time they visited. Or it's because the Earth is a "water world" and those are rare, so the aliens are unfamiliar with our dense atmosphere and can't compensate.

:doh:

Wingnut logic... I LOVE it! :dance: :lol:
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:16 am

They always have answers though.
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:44 am

I hate it when people have to use BS. I mean, I get it - sometimes you end up realizing way later that a key element of your story isn't rock solid, so you have a choice, either you go back and make it good, even if that means a rewrite of the entire thing, or you leave it as crap and then try to argue like a jackass later.
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Re: Battle: Los Angeles

Postby SandChigger » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:20 pm

Yep. And it doesn't help if you've been eating moon squid sashimi for years and washing it down with the purple cool-aid. (Marilyn's been pretty quiet this week. I bet she's writing another of her eighth-grade level "research" papers. :lol: )
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