- The heroes of the story are US Marines who are led by Staff Sgt. Nantz, a grizzled veteran (played by Aaron Eckhart)
- It glorifies the toughness and no quit attitude of the Marines
- It shows the "leave no man behind" culture of the Marines
- In the film, there's a boy that SSgt. Nantz comforts and is made to say "Marines don't quit". SSgt. Nantz calls the boy his "little Marine."
The action reminds me of District 9 and Hurt Locker, especially with the unstable camera shots and in-your-face moments. The timeliness of the movie adds to the tension, but don't expect a deep storyline.
The war action and tense moments make World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles a decent film, even if it feels like it's recruiting me to join the US Marine Corps.