Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone.
Finally got to see this a little while ago even after some mediocre reviews because it ticked my boxes of US marines and ruthless alien invaders, how could it go wrong? Well they did try at times with guilt ridden sergeants, new officers with doubts, new guys in the squad, guy in the squad with a grudge, etc........
Sneaky aliens invade earth to steal our water which they use for fuel, they kill prisoners, follow tactics and look out for fellow alien squad members and tough as shit to kill,our squad of heroes are sent out to rescue some civilians, goes pear shaped and in the ensuing mayhem lose people, discover themselves and start the fightback and earths salvation.
This movie is a bit of nonsense, good action, good aliens and well worth a watch, good performance from our hero Nantz (Aaron Eckhart). Quick review as I have visitors and I don't mean aliens although aliens would take the edge off.