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Battle: Los Angeles

Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan star in this action sci-fi. When Los Angeles comes under attack, a Marine platoon is sent out to stop the invasion and keep aliens from taking over the town. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 11 Mar 2011
Video Release: 14 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How do moviemakers include other cities around the world in these alien attacks? Why is it good business to focus on other locations in addition to North America?

How would this story be different if the soldiers’ personalities were more developed? How does the lack of character development contribute to feelings of emotional disengagement? Is it easier to watch a war movie where we don’t care as much about the people on screen? How does that translate to characters in video games?

According to some news reports, this fictional account of space invaders isn’t the only time the city of Los Angeles has come under attack by aliens. Footage from February 1942 shows purported sightings of other interplanetary visitors.

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