Battalion (2018)

Director: Michael Miller

Writer: Michael Miller (Screenplay)

Starring: Jesse Richardson, Ellen Williams, Michael Thomson, James Storer, Leigh Walker, Darrell Plumridge


Plot: After a war against an enemy from another world breaks out in the South Pacific, a group of freshly recruited U.S. Marines are sent to the front lines.

Tagline – Our world is at war.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Simple Sci-Fi


Story: Battalion starts as we learn the world has been a war for 7 months as we follow John Blake (Richardson), Tracey Gleeson (Williams) and Chris Jackson (Thomson) whose normal lives were shattered with the outbreak of the war, but now they fight back together.

After suffering casualties in the first retaliation mission against the machines from another world, Blake must continue the battle with Tracey by his side, but will Jackson step back up next to his brother to try and save humanity.


Thoughts on Battalion


Characters – John Blake grew up with Jackson in LA, close enough to being brothers who joins up to the military after the attack that kills their family. Trained under Jackson it isn’t long before he is the one stepping in the battle. Tracey Gleeson is a college professor that decides to join up after the attack, follow Black into battle she must show the fight that she had been struggling to find in life.

PerformancesThe three leads in the movie are good for what they are meant to be, we have the reluctant hero, the soldier whose lost faith and the one looking for direction and they work this well through the film.

StoryThe story follows a group of soldiers, a battalion if you like that come from different backgrounds to fight alien invaders that are wiping out the population of the world. We do jump around the timeline here seeing before and after the opening sequence, which at times can be hard to keep up with, but once you think you can piece it together. It plays out like you would imagine for the most part, but it is the story side of things you have come to know anyway.

Sci-FiAliens invading Earth, you don’t get that much more sci-fi than this.

SettingsThe settings show us how the big city get wiped out and how the battles can take place in a quieter location of the islands in the oceans.

Special EffectsThe effects are not the strength of this film, everything looks like a video game, but for me that seem to add to the fun of the film.

Scene of the Movie –
Final moment.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Keeping up on the timeline.

Final ThoughtsThis is a solid low budget sci-fi that shows another vision of how an alien attack could become deadly for the human race.


Overall: Enjoyable without being ground-breaking.




4 comments on “Battalion (2018)

  1. Did you do “bird flu” or some other movie of that kind of movie? Micheal , how old are you and why do you have no real world experience? my god the writing in this movie so nieve and unrealistic and out of place as if a 10 to 15 school kid wrote it and Daddy whos money, probable of being blood money, funded this iritating insult of a movie. could not watch anything that joke of a Drill Sergent yelling at his new recuits. My god man don’t write about or do screenplays of topics you know nothing about. YOU SUCK AT!! one day Iyou will insult some guy who will find you and give you that real world sence that this movie is staergivng for.

  2. I am embarrassed for the USMC the way it was portrayed in this cluster f@#k. The name is misleading…a battalion is approximately 500 men. Not 6. The way the guy talks to the new recruits……. Omg he must have been in the girl scouts. Worst movie i have ever seen. I had to stop the madness and watch barney reruns.

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