Plot: 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.

Rating: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language

Directed By: Jonathan Liebesman

Written By: Chris Bertolini

Production: Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film, Legion Entertainment

In Theaters: March 11, 2011

Box Office: $83,552,429 (USA)

Budget: $70,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 56 mins.

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Sgt. Michael Nantz – Aaron Eckhart
2nd Lt. William Martinez – Ramon Rodriguez
Cpl. Lee Imlay – Will Rothhaar
Cpl. Jason Lockett – Cory Hardrict
LCpl. Peter Kerns – Jim Parrack
Cpl. Nick Stavrou – Gino Anthony Pesi
Cpl. Kevin Harris – Ne-Yo
LCpl. Steven Mottola – James Hiroyuki Liao
Pfc. Shaun Lenihan – Noel Fisher
Michele – Bridget Moynahan

Corpsman Jibril Adukwu – Adetokumboh M’Cormack
Hector Rincon – Bryce Cass
Joe Rincon – Michael Peña
Kirsten – Joey King
TSgt. Elena Santos – Michelle Rodriguez
LCpl. Richard Guerrero – Neil Brown Jr.
LCpl. Corey Simmons – Taylor Handley
Cpl. Scott Grayston – Lucas Till
Cpl. Richard Oswald – Kenneth Brown Jr.
Amy – Jadin Gould
1st Sgt. John Roy – Joe Chrest