The devastating, destructive 2nd trailer for Battle: Los Angeles

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

While the first look we got of this Aaron Eckhart-Michelle Rodriguez alien invasion flick felt somber and elegiac, this time we're pummeled with devastation-y bombast. And it feels good.

Whoever cut this trailer wasn't going for the sort of existential, thousand-yard-stare vibe of the first spot—instead, they wanted to show us just how much better effects have gotten since the last time aliens exploded L.A., in 1996's Independence Day.

Maybe one should take the two spots together, as bookends—as some kind of declaration of the two extremes Battle: Los Angeles will try to land between: the intelligent and the incredible.

(via Vulture)