An Essay Regarding the Plot Point Failures of Battle: Los Angeles and an Offering of a Plot Outline Suitable for the Genre

An Essay Regarding The Plot Point Failures Of Battle:Los Angeles And An Offering Of A Plot Outline Suitable For The Genre

"But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? . . .
Are we or they Lords of the World? . . .
And how are all things made for man?--
                      Kepler (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy)

What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals! ......and yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust? delights not me..."

William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

It goes without saying that a "spoiler alert" has been issued…although you don't need one.   Battle:Los Angeles is every bit as predictable and unoriginal as you would expect it to be.   If I wasn't always on the hunt for a breakout "sci-fi" or "end-of-the-world" movie, I never would have given seeing this a second thought…luckily, the financial toll was a mere $0.99 as Dish Network was running an Independence Day special…but, the biggest kick in the balls…it cost me two hours of my life…which at first I wanted back….but…actually…I'm grateful…as it inspired me to write this…shall we say…essay?

Rather than go back through a retelling of Battle:Los Angeles (which would be incredibly painful), I have decided instead to address plot point failures while at the same time provide a satisfactory and plausible plot for this genre of movie.

I need to point out that I am not necessarily isolating Battle:Los Angeles...Spielberg's remake of War Of The Worlds was equally horrendous…and there are countless multitudes of others, but for the purposes of this essay (let's just call it an essay), I will focus on Battle:Los Angeles which, from here on, will be referred to as B:LA.

Now in the famous words of Bilbo Baggins…

"Where to begin…ahh, yes…"