Lately you can't turn on the TV or check out a billboard without seeing the major-league destruction of 'Battle: Los Angeles.' The blockbuster alien invasion movie is the ultimate in disaster porn: fire, explosions, bridges and highways collapsing, and our hero Aaron Eckhart fighting back on the front lines.

Annihilating the 101 Freeway, demolishing the Capitol Records Building, laying waste to Venice Beach -- it's the visual equivalent of a pot of espresso with a Red Bull chaser. Of course, this is nothing new; destroying national landmarks and infrastructure is a Hollywood tradition, and the producers of 'Battle: Los Angeles' have these films to thank for paving the way -- or at least blowing it up.
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