When I saw the initial teaser for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles (Sony, 3.11) two months ago, I was feeling Skyline-d, District 9-ed, 2012-ed and Monster-ed out. It looked to me like just another shaky-cam disaster/alien-invasion movie in a military Cloverfield vein. 11.12 Quote: “What’s my level of interest in seeing it on a scale of one to ten? About a seven, if that.”

But now I’m feeling Oscar’ed out and pining for the start of Sundance, and that plus the usual mid-winter fatigue factor has me in the mood for aliens. Maybe it’s the shots of the surfers.

Battle: Los Angeles costars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena, etc. Asd I wrote before, “It would appear that 34 year-old Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) is a very ambitious Spielberg-Abrams-Kosinky-Cameron eager-beaver wannabe.