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Aliens (Battle Los Angeles)

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Battle: Los Angeles (also known as Battle: LA and internationally as World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles) is a 2011 American military science fiction war film directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo and Michael Peña. The film is set in modern day Los Angeles and follows a platoon of U.S. Marines during a global alien invasion, who are joined by an Airman who is a Combat Air Controller from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command and some soldiers from an U.S. Army National Guard Infantry Regiment. The events of the film are inspired by the Battle of Los Angeles, a supposed World War II air raid of the city which turned out to be a false alarm caused by several unidentified flying objects.

Mysterious objects thought to be meteorite land in Earth's oceans near many major cities. These objects are revealed to be spacecraft containing hostile extraterrestrial life. Marines from Camp Pendleton arrive in Los Angeles, including SSgt. Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), a 20-year veteran who lost his squad during his last deployment in Iraq. Nantz had planned to retire, but must replace the platoon sergeant from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines.

Under command of 2ndLt. William Martinez (Ramón Rodríguez), who graduated from The Basic School one month earlier, the platoon arrives at Santa Monica Airport, now a Forward Operating Base. The alien ground forces have no air support, and the Air Force plans to commence saturation bombing of the Santa Monica area. The platoon must rescue civilians from an LAPD police station in West Los Angeles before the bombing. As they advance through the city, they are ambushed and suffer casualties, but find a group of Army National Guard soldiers from the 40th Infantry Division, including Air Force intelligence TSgt. Elena Santos (Michelle Rodriguez). At the police station the platoon finds five civilians inside: A veterinarian named Michele (Bridget Moynahan), children Hector Rincon (Bryce Cass), Kirsten (Joey King), and Amy (Jadin Gould), and Hector's father Joe (Michael Peña). A helicopter arrives to evacuate the wounded Marines Simmons, Guerrero, Lenihan, and Grayston, but cannot take the civilians. An alien aircraft destroys the helicopter, killing everyone aboard.

The Marines commandeer a city bus for evacuation. They also find a wounded alien and, with the help of Michele, study the aliens' physiology, finding a weak point in the torso. They also learn that the alien aircraft are remote-controlled drones which track human radio transmission. Santos reveals that her original mission was to locate the aliens' central command center, believing that its destruction would deactivate the alien drones. On the I-10 freeway, the bus comes under attack. Because the off-ramp is destroyed, the Marines rappel the civilians off the freeway. The Army personnel and Marines Stravou and Mottola are killed, and Rincon and Lt. Martinez are wounded. Martinez sacrifices himself to destroy the enemy unit by detonating C-4 explosives inside the bus, leaving Nantz in command.

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