Hometown heroes battle a mecha invasion, with a somber singing-robot soundtrack — consider our interest piqued in Battle: Los Angeles. Watch the trailer — you can't help but be pulled in. Which is probably exactly what the aliens want.

So yes, this looks like an all mecha army intent on one thing: destruction. Classic alien invasion MO. And yet, this new trailer makes it feel much different, partially thanks to the track, "Sun's Gone Dim and The Sky's Black" by Jóhann Jóhannsson. In fact, we like the song so much because it reminds us a little of the final moments in 2001: A Space Odyssey, we've included the entire track right here:

Anyways, well done with the trailer, but who knows for sure if the rest of the film will continue to try and push the alien invasion genre towards something different. The international trailer seems like more of the same:

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But what do you think? New or same old same old?

Look for the explosions in theaters March 11th, 2011.

[via Apple and Omlete]