I’ve been on vacation for this past week. I went to florida with my family, and before you start, they had had perfect weather for the past two months and were almost having a drought. Well five of the six days we were there they had thunderstorms. Now they are looking at no rain after we have left, ugh. So on one of those rainy days I convinced my family to go see Battle: LA.
On the way there I looked up some reviews on my phone, and it was only given like 38% rating and most of the comments were about how it was some mindless action movie and if you lowered your expectations you’ll enjoy it. But once the movie started my fears went away. Now I’m not saying it is the greatest movie of all time, but it is far from some mindless action flick. My mother enjoyed the character development, and my teenage sister liked it because it was a cross between War of the Worlds and Independence Day (one over her favorite movies). Of course any Devil dog fans will also enjoy the movie as it centers on US marines.
But the reason I’m posting is because the entire time I was watching I was thinking about Tau. I had read Courage and honour, a book about ultramarines fighting a tau invasion. As it was pointed out in the movie, it was classic invasion strageties being used, but the way they pulled it off had me in awe. The use of unmanned drones, the advanced technology, and their ambushes and self sacrifices for command units all had me thinking tau. There are a few things I think the tau could learn from the movie. In the Grim dark future of Hollywood there is a battle for Los Angles.