Like, doesn't make any sense popcorn.
Not only that, but popcorn that follows the typical invasion story formula.
- Earth encounters alien force
- Earth gets owned by alien force -- the "Footfall" moment
- Earth keeps fighting against hopeless odds
- Some change/shift occurs
- Earth wins/Aliens quit
Regardless, after seeing the alien designs in this film, and having played the "Battleship: Galaxies" board game, I personally wonder why they didn't just base the film on that game. It would still have the transmedia marketing tie in, and it would make sense to include the aliens.