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Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles
This list was started on 11th March 2011 by AKenjiB
There are 92 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 13th January 2015

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A movie should never, ever under any circumstances, hold a goddamn camera still. Not even when 2 people are simply talking.
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  • 23rd October 2011 by agentdc7
    Yes, I hate shakey zoom in for no reason camera shots.
  • 12th March 2011 by kvn8907
    A well-deserved #1!
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Posted, 11th March 2011
by AKenjiB
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Harvey Dent is a better Marine than a district attorney and killer.
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    Posted, 11th March 2011
    by AKenjiB
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    If you write a letter to your wife, you're probably gonna get killed.
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      Posted, 11th March 2011
      by AKenjiB
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      Marines don't eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, or give up... EVER.
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        Posted, 12th March 2011
        by Josh
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        Aliens have really bad aim.
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        • 11th January 2015 by john2012
          The trained at the Storm trooper school of shooting.
        • 23rd October 2011 by agentdc7
          Bad guys have really bad aim. Always.
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        Posted, 23rd March 2011
        by mojarras
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        Aliens with tons of technology with the capability to travel to our planet from another galaxy will only have ballistic firearms for weapons.
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          Posted, 11th March 2011
          by AKenjiB
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          The best way to enter an abandoned building in enemy occupied territory is screaming "MARINES MARINES!!"
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            Posted, 12th March 2011
            by Josh
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            Blowing up a gas station with a grenade is some serious John Wayne shit.
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              Posted, 19th March 2011
              by Leodon
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              Invading aliens never think to knock out our power or communication hubs.
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                Posted, 11th April 2011
                by Thalidomide Squid
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                If you're a marine or have some other kind of dangerous job, everything will go wrong right before you retire.
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                  Posted, 11th March 2011
                  by AKenjiB
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                  Aliens run off water.
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                    Posted, 19th March 2011
                    by Leodon
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                    When coming for Earth's water it's best to plant yourself close to huge cities where humans can mount a good defense.
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                      Posted, 11th April 2011
                      by Thalidomide Squid
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                      It's safe to assume that an alien species that has mastered space travel would not have air support and would be in awe of our jet fighters. We rule the skies!
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                      • 23rd October 2011 by agentdc7
                        I was slapping myself in the head when I heard that line.
                      • 14th July 2011 by NatoHoro
                        true.true..
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                      Posted, 20th April 2011
                      by Hoju AG
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                      They've come for our water but decided not to just go to the middle of the ocean and begin sucking up the water, because they wanted to waste their resources fighting us on the ground.
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                        Posted, 11th April 2011
                        by Thalidomide Squid
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                        I guess Europa's water was too easy to get and the aliens decided to fight for ours instead.
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                          Posted, 11th April 2011
                          by Thalidomide Squid
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                          Firefights always pause for a minute when you hit their command and control center with a rocket.
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                            Posted, 11th April 2011
                            by Thalidomide Squid
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                            An alien invasion movie is a great way to remind our boys in Afghanistan just how lucky they are to be there. Shit! I'd rather be in Afghanistan.
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                              Posted, 20th April 2011
                              by Hoju AG
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                              The best way to comfort a newly orphaned child is to tell them that you 'need them to be your little Marine'. It's particularly comforting if they've just seen, first hand, several hundred Marines get killed in action.
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                              • 14th July 2011 by NatoHoro
                                LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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                              Posted, 20th April 2011
                              by Hoju AG
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                              Any advanced alien species will need to triangulate radio signals to locate a big orange bus that's the only moving object for miles.
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                                Posted, 20th April 2011
                                by Hoju AG
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                                Any clock, even one out the back of a random convenience store will be synced to the exact time that the bombs are scheduled to be dropped.
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                                  Posted, 20th April 2011
                                  by Hoju AG
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                                  The big secret the other nations can't figure out is "locate their most badass ship and hit it with a missile."
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                                    Posted, 19th November 2011
                                    by Moontown
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                                    A movie is really interesting if the marines have no personality and the aliens have no personality.
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                                      Posted, 11th March 2011
                                      by AKenjiB
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                                      I'm a Veterinarian, I can help.
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                                        Posted, 16th March 2011
                                        by lanternut
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                                        A 10 year old mexican kid always fights before his dad.
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                                          Posted, 19th March 2011
                                          by Leodon
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                                          Tin foil can keep you warm.
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                                          • 23rd October 2011 by agentdc7
                                            That would be a thermal blanket, not tin foil.
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                                          Posted, 19th March 2011
                                          by Leodon
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                                          Glenn is a bad name for a dog.
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                                            Posted, 19th March 2011
                                            by Leodon
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                                            Never tell a dying father you'll take care of his kid, it's better to just walk away.
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                                              Posted, 11th April 2011
                                              by Thalidomide Squid
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                                              It's best to speed up if you're gonna hit a deer.
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                                                Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                by Hoju AG
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                                                Apparently, none of that matters right now!
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                                                  Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                  by Hoju AG
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                                                  You can go left or you can go right, I don't give a damn.
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                                                    Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                    by Hoju AG
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                                                    It stands to reason that if I haven't got this far on my good looks, then I must be able to use an automatic rifle.
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                                                      Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                      by Hoju AG
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                                                      Who the hell's John Wayne?
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                                                        Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                        by Hoju AG
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                                                        The ability to whisper continuously more than makes up for any lack of acting skills.
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                                                          Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                          by Hoju AG
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                                                          Apparently, his men being dead, and him being here, is like the punchline of some bad joke.
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                                                            Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                            by Hoju AG
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                                                            In Marine-speak, "9 o'clock" means look straight ahead. But only when riding in a chopper. And you're facing out the starboard side door. At night. Over Los Angeles. When aliens are attacking. And you're falling back. But not retreating. It's a very situation specific language.
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                                                              Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                              by Hoju AG
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                                                              Fallback and retreat mean 2 different things.
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                                                              • 11th January 2015 by john2012
                                                                They actually do. Fall back means to regroup and keep fighting an retreat means to abandon the fight and run.
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                                                              Posted, 20th April 2011
                                                              by Hoju AG
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                                                              If you want to be a Veterinary surgeon, you will have a special course on Alien Treatment. .
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                                                                Posted, 28th May 2011
                                                                by iAteMyWife
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                                                                Many space traveling aliens bypass Europa's vast water supply because melting ice is too complicated. It is much easier to take it from the trigger happy nuclear armed hairless apes 600 million miles inward.
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                                                                  Posted, 4th July 2011
                                                                  by BBking
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                                                                  Michelle Rodriguez is the most badass woman ever.
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                                                                  • 29th February 2012 by mr cool
                                                                    She didn't get that far off of her good looks you know lol
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                                                                  Posted, 11th March 2011
                                                                  by AKenjiB
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                                                                  It's very smart to hotwire a bus during an alien assault.
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                                                                    Posted, 11th March 2011
                                                                    by AKenjiB
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                                                                    When an enemy is grouped together, you shouldn't use a grenade launcher on them.
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                                                                      Posted, 11th March 2011
                                                                      by AKenjiB
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                                                                      When all else fails, play operation with the enemy.
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                                                                        Posted, 13th March 2011
                                                                        by rizzle21
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                                                                        Buses are the ultimate mode of transportation.
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                                                                          Posted, 16th March 2011
                                                                          by ryan corderman
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                                                                          Boxes with lazers can blow up alien space ships.
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                                                                            Posted, 19th March 2011
                                                                            by Leodon
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                                                                            Sci-Fi movies always say the title of the movie, in the movie.
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                                                                              Posted, 19th March 2011
                                                                              by Leodon
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                                                                              The camera man had Parkinson's disease.
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                                                                                Posted, 20th March 2011
                                                                                by Leodon
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                                                                                After learning that the way to kill Aliens is by shooting them through the heart, just continue shooting anywhere without aiming.
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                                                                                  Posted, 23rd March 2011
                                                                                  by mojarras
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                                                                                  When confronted with Aliens, humans always get off the first shots.
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                                                                                    Posted, 11th April 2011
                                                                                    by Thalidomide Squid
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                                                                                    For aliens with the incredible ability to travel the vast distances of space and create amazing weaponry, they're actually kind of pussies.
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                                                                                      Posted, 11th April 2011
                                                                                      by Thalidomide Squid
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                                                                                      The aliens can see our water from millions of miles away but can't seem to locate our air force bases, power stations or communication hubs.
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                                                                                        Posted, 11th April 2011
                                                                                        by Thalidomide Squid
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                                                                                        Aliens love to invade Los Angeles!
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                                                                                          Posted, 13th June 2011
                                                                                          by Jimster114
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                                                                                          When in war forget listening to the young Lt. and listen to the grizzled old battle hardened Sergeant, you know like in every other war movie (Heartbreak Ridge).
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                                                                                            Posted, 4th November 2011
                                                                                            by john2012
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                                                                                            This movie was worth it just to see LA get nuked.
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                                                                                              Posted, 4th November 2011
                                                                                              by john2012
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                                                                                              Take the only Marines and Sergeant with any real successful combat experience against your enemy and send them back into battle instead of having them teach the rest of the Marines how to fight and win.
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                                                                                                Posted, 4th February 2012
                                                                                                by john2012
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                                                                                                When shouting "Newark represent", pronounce it right. Its not New-ark its pronounced Nork.
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                                                                                                  Posted, 16th February 2013
                                                                                                  by emmcma
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                                                                                                  Trained soldiers with years of experience die more easier than civilians with no experience.
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                                                                                                    Posted, 23rd February 2013
                                                                                                    by Filmguy
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                                                                                                    The Aliens obviously attended the Imperial Storm Trooper school of marksmanship.
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                                                                                                      Posted, 29th September 2013
                                                                                                      by john2012
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                                                                                                      After fighting a long hard battle and finally reaching a safe zone. Reload and go back out there immediately. Don't bother, you know, resting up first.
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                                                                                                        Posted, 25th March 2014
                                                                                                        by agentdc7
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                                                                                                        Does the Geneva Convention cover war crimes against Aliens?
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                                                                                                          Posted, 11th January 2015
                                                                                                          by john2012
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                                                                                                          Apparently the primary role of the army / marines is to save civilians, not fight and defeat the enemy. 
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                                                                                                            Posted, 13th January 2015
                                                                                                            by Bigguyser
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                                                                                                             The loss of one helicopter, two air crew and 3 or 4 marines was a fair price to pay for the rescue of three civilians.... We have an endless supply of marines and helicopters and only 300 million precious non combatent men women and children to evacuate, protect, rehouse , feed , and keep warm... 
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                                                                                                              Posted, 13th January 2015
                                                                                                              by Bigguyser
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                                                                                                              It is much better  for the war effort to send small squads out behind enemy lines to bring back a mother and two small kids than it is to conserve your forces ...
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                                                                                                                Posted, 13th January 2015
                                                                                                                by Bigguyser
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