“Battle: Los Angeles" is noisy, violent, ugly and stupid. Its manufacture is a reflection of appalling cynicism on the part of its makers, who don’t even try to make it more than senseless chaos. Here’s a science-fiction film that’s an insult to the words “science” and “fiction,” and the hyphen in between them.
Ouch. Ebert occasionally likes something I hate, but he never hates anything I like, and his reasons for hating are always solid. This is one of the most bilious reviews he’s ever written.