Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2011

Movie postponed until further notice.

Big, stupid, loud and lazy alien-invasion piece of crap has Aaron Eckhart (who should know better) leading a squad of Marines in the defense of the title city against computer-generated alien spaceships and warrior thingies. The story’s not difficult to follow, since it basically doesn’t exist. (So why does it take two hours to tell?) But the fighting, to a swelling musical score, is earsplitting and most of the dialogue’s shouted, making it hard to nap. Mind-numbing repetition; it’s like watching someone else play a video game. From the director who graced us with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.