Like a good drive-in movie, Battle: Los Angeles does a clever job of introducing world-wide attacks via TV news reports that make the story seem epic even if we stay close in on this one group of soldiers.
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Battle: Los Angeles topped the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $36 million. If that number holds, it will be the twelfth-biggest March opening in history.
Maybe the proliferation of computer-generated imagery in contemporary film has so inured us to visual magic that we don't even appreciate what a miracle Jonathan Liebesman's Battle Los Angeles is.
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