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Confirmation of extraterrestrial life appears on television screens across the world as a massive spacecraft breaks through the atmosphere on a crash course into the Atlantic Ocean. A young paramedic, Greg Baker, signs up to fight for his planet against the invaders. Baker joins Special Forces members as the squad medic as they escort a classified package by chopper over enemy territory. When their chopper is shot down they find themselves surrounded and outnumbered. Desperate to return to his wife's side and haunted by nightmares, Baker find that his role in the war has quickly become much larger than he could have ever imagined. The mysterious package may be the key to turning the tide of the war, and possibly to saving all of humanity, but Baker must decide whether to protect it or sacrifice it to ensure his own survival.
I suppose you can tell what this film is about from its title. "Battle Earth" is another in a long line of invasion films that range from low-budget to big Hollywood productions. This one falls in the low budget category which is not a bad thing but the film suffers from it since the idea is pretty ambitious. The synopsis above is about all you need and should know before watching the film so not to ruin the few twists and surprises that are awaiting you.
Director, Aaron Kurmey does a pretty good job telling the story and keeping the film moving at a nice pace. The story which he co-wrote could of used a bit more TLC but I did give him and his cast and crew a ton of credit for taking on a film that could of used a bigger budget for starters. "Battle Earth" has a mix of drama, sci-fi and combat action mixed in, for the most part it does a pretty good job combining the three. There has been many films like it and done much better but like I have already said before I give the filmmakers a lot of credit to taking on such a film with limited resources.
If you like the genre then I recommend at least a rental from this, it is not a great film by any means but it kept my interest for the most part. Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Inception Media
** Out Of *****