Battle: Los Angeles trailer delivers something different
The new trailer for Battle: Los Angeles brings a different feel to the film than the one we've seen so far and it manages to catch you emotionally as well. The music score, the increasing scenes of destruction and the slow reaction shots in the latter half really give you a sense of hopelessness, of peril, and on a grander scale than just a few characters.
This new Battle: Los Angeles trailer is definitely delivering and it's done the job as far as I'm concerned, I'm hooked on the idea of the film now.
We've seen the story a number of times already, including the controversial Skyline which saw two key members of the effects team from this film, Colin and Greg Strause, head off and make their own invasion film before this one was delivered. The studio were not happy, but it turns out they had nothing to worry about, and looking at this trailer they have everything to be smug about.
The film tells the story of, well you pretty much get it from the trailer, an invasion of Earth by aliens. Actually more than that, a colonisation of Earth, a complete genocide of the species.
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.
I still have some stills from the first trailer that came online, which I'll share below, but let's hit the brand new trailer first, for I think this is the strongest yet and could deliver a hell of a lot.
One thought, is Michelle Rodriguez going to get killed off again as she often does when she's in uniform?
You can see the trailer over at Yahoo Movies in high definition as well, and I've taken some additional screen captures to show you some key scenes - please bear with Flickr while it updates the slideshow, they are there but it seems to be taking a few moments to display them in the slideshow. If it's still not displaying, have a look at the images straight on Flickr.
There are a couple of interesting captures in there that suggest more than we're getting to see in the trailer and blurb so far.