During the Super Bowl pregame, Fox took about fifteen minutes to have various groups of people read the entirety of the Declaration of Independence. It was super boring, but I can't blame them because they have about 13 hours of pre-game to fill and I sympathize with that. But what caught my eye was the trailer for the movie Battle: Los Angeles that immediately followed.
OMG is that Ne-yo?!? It is, but it's not why this trailer caught my eye.
On a day when the NFL was celebrating it's most important day, Los Angeles' biggest contribution was a violent uprising against a fictional alien invasion. We don't have a football team here yet, but we got Aaron Eckhart! (What do you mean it isn't believable that the guy from "Love Happens" is a bad ass military guy?)
Dallas was a pretty big flop for the Super Bowl week, with the bad weather and all. LA would be the perfect location for the big game, but because they don't have a team, they aren't an option. That means that LA gets the short end of the Super Bowl Sunday stick. While Dallas (more accurately Fort Worth) gets a huge boost to their local economy, LA gets blown to bits for thirty seconds then forgotten for the rest of the afternoon. That isn't a good look for the second biggest city in the Country.
Here is the description of the movie from it's official website:
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 greatest cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected.
The trailer itself looks pretty decent. They're doing the, "we won't show you what the aliens really look like so that we might get some more interest in the movie" thing previously known as the "Cloverfield." Director Jonathan Liebesman is known for his horror movies so this might be a scarier take on the traditional alien invasion movie. I just hope the action stays the focus of the movie.