Twenty-four years in the making, George Lucas’ passion project has finally soared onto our screens to expose the untold story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Except it doesn’t really do that at all. The only history lesson on offer here is a little recap of ‘The Great Beard in the post-Episode VI era’, which is justly left out of textbooks because it’s really rather sad. Face it, George, a P-51 Mustang is just not an X-Wing.
Recently the Alien invasion movie has seen something of a renaissance, with Cloverfield and District 9 both breathing life into one of the oldest and most tired sci-fi scenarios. But does new Hollywood blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles represent another step forward or two steps back?