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|Starring:||Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Peter MacNicol, Louis Lombardi, Adam Godley, Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd, Hamish Linklater|
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Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada whilst on a Naval war games exercise. An intense battle ensues over sea, land and air. What do they aliens - known as The Regents - want?
sooperhop 20 May 2013
I loved this movie. Great sound track throughout. Timing of AC-DC's"thunder struck" was perfect. Sure this movie makes you swallow a bit,but in the end if you appreciate our armed services this movie is ablast! From the disabled army vet to the WWII vets near the end, thismovie reminded me of my friends who recently served our country, to myfather inlaw who served in veitnam and my grandfather who served inWWII. Special thanks to the writers and director who finally decided tohonor our service men and women instead of demonizing or scape goatingthem. Great Movie Fun!!Unlike avatar, this movie proves Hollywood can make a pro-Americanmovie.
mcneil039 20 May 2013
Although alien invasion is a theme that has been featured in manyexamples over recent years, the 'benchmark' set for Battleship hasalways been Transformers. The very fact that Universal and Hasbrosomehow think it's a good idea to spend $200 million on a board-gameand then turn it into a completely irrelevant alien invasion SFXextravaganza shows you that they want this to replicate Transformerfranchise's style and success.The resemblance is quite striking to basically anyone who has seen a TFfilm. The story is a pretty standard one (means its perfectly alright).We have this protagonist who has plenty of talent and raw skills(emphasizing the word 'raw'), a little personality issue which will besolved later on, and he happen to be madly in love with a woman who isplayed by a supermodel (luckily she's better - or less crap - thanRosie HW) and whose character's dad is his superior and happen todislike him. You'll also see a lot of Rihanna, even though hercharacter has no importance whatsoever to the central plot. You cantell Rihanna's 'starpower' gives her a lot more screen time than herrole deserves, but I have to say her performance isn't at all bad, atleast it was way above my expectations.I'm not interested in explaining the plot in detail, however I do wantto comment on Peter Berg's direction, which is very well done. PerhapsAs others have pointed out, Kirsch is much better in this than in JohnCarter, and other major members of the cast have pretty much alldelivered at least what was expected of them. Who knows, maybe PeterBerg also deserves credit for Rihanna's above-expectation performance,and that is quite an achievement... Then there's the action sequences:the most striking difference between Battlship and Transformers' visualspectacles would be that, to me, the action sequences in Battleshipsimply feels more 'alive'. In TF you get your 'hourly dozes' of Bayhemwhich blows everything up in a ridiculous way, and despite the mainactors in the battle scenes - the transformers themselves - being ableto move around like human martial arts experts, many of TF's battlesequences just feels like Michael Bay shouting 'look at my masterpieceisn't that fxxxking awesome' at your face because everything is sooverdone.In Battleship Berg manages to make battles between massive ships -which in reality are slow to move, slow to turn etc... - dynamic andintense. Berg also employs an extremely large variety of shots, so it'saesthetically pleasant and you're less likely to get bored - well, notduring the naval battles anyway. The land battles between thosetechnically advanced but intellectually (as usual) retarded alien footsoldiers and a few human civilians and not as exciting, but overall thequality of the visual spectacles exceeded my expectations. Here are twoparticularly 'epic' sequences:-SPOILER ALERT!!!- 1. When the two wheels like alien weaponry strikesan airbase full of helicopters. 2. When USS John Paul Jones sank... Ifyou wanna know what a 'moneyshot' is like, then look no further. Theysomehow managed to mix an entire minute of various types of intenseaction and make the whole thing look like a single set-up shot with allthe bits seamlessly put together. Truly amazing stuff here. -SPOILERENDS-Once the aliens turn up, the film turns into one massive show off ofvisual effects (obviously the advantage of having such a huge budget toblow) and the momentum rarely gets disrupted. There are explosionseverywhere, but they feel somewhat 'contained' and not as overblown asthe ones you get in Bay's TF films. This is probably because a largepart of the sound effects you hear are those of artillery/missilefiring - from alien ships as well as human naval vessels - and thesubsequent impact & explosions, as compared to the weird and definitely'unhumanly' voices the Transformers themselves make. Jablonsky'ssoundtrack is OK, if not a bid generic. It sounds just like yourtypical style stuff heard in similar films. However with all theexplosions going on the music really don't stand out - sound mixing isbrilliantly done though. I did not notice any particularly memorablemusic. However I did recall hearing tunes from "World Collapsing"(inception style music used in the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer)used not just once, but twice, which is weird.So overall I'm quite satisfied with what I've seen. The visuals lookbetter than any other film coming out this summer. I mean the Avengersand MIB3 don't look bad in their trailers, but the SFX in Battleship issimply amazing, and I think amazing visuals and great action scenes arewhat a film like Battleship is about. Sure there's the occasionalhumour (which seemed to have worked on people sitting around me) and apost-credits scene that made me mad for missing it, but why else wouldyou, unless you're a Rihanna fan, want to watch Battleship?-FINAL SPOILER-If you're expecting Niam Leeson to say that famous line 'You sunk mybattleship' in the film, then I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.There's only one battleship present in the whole film, and it's bloodyUSS Missouri, yep the 'ancient' ship where Japan surrendered. After theJPJones sank, the crew and a bunch of old naval sailors turned thismuseum into battle ready and used it to not only stop the alieninvasion, but literally blew up the alien 'mothership' in the process,and USS Missouri only took a few hits in the end. Oh, and Liam Neesonis on his aircraft carrier commanding the fleet (that is, never engagedin any battle until the very end) almost the entire time. Soundsincredibly stupid I know, they really used the IPs name 'Battleship'very loosely :)
Keji Giwa 17 May 2013
Suspend your disbelief and enter into a world full of cheesy oneliners, aliens who forgot their sun-protection lotion and can youbelieve it? fully geared up to the max to invade earth but forgot theirgloves!As if it wasn't bad enough, when the US's high-tech naval battle shipscouldn't save the day, they had to stop by the Naval Museum to pick upan old destroyer complete with full active weapons system and veteransto operate them.Actually to tell the truth, I really enjoyed one bit! Rihanna inuniform. A fantasy finally come true. OK jokes apart, it was actually a really good film. Apart from thecheesy one liners and the fact that the highly intelligent beingsmanaged to forget the most basic of items, it got me rooting for themarines and was a good Saturday night movie.Taylor Kitsch once again did the film industry justice by playing therebel who gets a cause and finds a way to tame the tiger within(Yousee! It's got me using the same old one liners as well).As for Liam Neeson, he's the protective papa once again!All in all, it's watchable.
cheercourt713 17 May 2013
I just got out of this movie and made an account just to write a reviewand hopefully save others from watching this. Possibly the worst movieever made. Just wow. I need to write ten lines about it and I amliterally speechless. You will not like any of the characters, thealiens have no purpose of coming, NOTHING. Is explained. The fact thatpeople actually got paid to write this makes me want to cry because Ieasily could have gotten wasted with my friends and wrote somethingbetter than this. I'd rather listen to call me maybe on repeat for amonth straight than watch a minute of this movie ever again in life. Gosee the avengers. If you've already sen it, see it again. This moviewas terribad.
John DeSando 10 May 2013
Battleship the movie is nothing like the innocuous game with little pegboards and plastic ships. It's more simpleminded and in parts as dullas Chutes and Ladders. Yet, it has its moments of summer fantasyexplosions as the combined world armies fight some nasty aliens in theHawaiian Islands and Pearl harbor in particular (imagine thatcoincidence)."Nasty" may be a hasty judgment given these clumsy Iron Man lookalikeswith their space clunker ships are merely looking for a way tocommunicate back to their planet. Even though communication is then theobject, no one has bothered to establish a liaison. Why? Because it'ssummer, and our second-rate thrillers must have more explosions thandialogue.It takes over a half hour to establish Alex Hopper's (Taylor Kitsch)hot-shot-with-potential persona so we can appreciate his transformationlater on. That's a half hour without aliens in a movie about aliens.When we do get to battle, it's a mash up of armed forces, countries,and veterans with a mothballed ship or two to help wave old glory toallies and those bumbling aliens.I was still stuck on the illogic of the alien's time travel, if we allaccept Einstein's relativity theory and the immutable speed of light.Beyond that disturbing miscalculation is the amusing array of alienordnance of fiery tires and lobbing mortars.Well, I had some fun rooting for the Navy, the vets, and the USA ratherthan director Peter Berg and his CGI toy chest. When the good oldbattleships spit out their ammo, Tom Cruise and George Bush can standdown in pride. The world is a better place . . .
rtb1961 10 May 2013
The movie starts off sort of sane and as it progresses it just becomesmore and more nuts. It's like the screenwriters were somehow trappedinto achieving certain predefined CGI scenes and were forced tocontinually warp the story further and further out of anything sane orreasonably in order to sort of fit. Don't worry you wont find any plotspoilers in this review, there is no plot to spoil, just another stringof meaningless actions scenes strung together, with the pretense of astory but with no actual story. Silly people and silly aliens all carryout strange and pointless actions, in the most stupid and nonsensicalways imaginable and I really do mean in the most stupid and nonsensicalways imaginable. Don't go for the story, you will be bitterlydisappointed, don't go for the acting it's not really their either,don't go the the dialog it's lame and unimaginative, basically justdon't go.
garethvk 05 May 2013
Hollywood turned its eyes on children's toys for inspiration. With thesuccessful Transformers series, Hasbro has been targeted for their verypopular line of board games as source material for future movies.First out of the box is "Battleship", director Peter Berg's big-budgetadaptation of the timeless naval strategy game that has been enjoyedfor decades by players young and old. Since this is the era of videogames, the simplistic style of the board game needed to be tweaked inorder to make it appealing for the summer movie masses.Gone is the classic strategy of the game and in its place, a loud andbrash cast of 20-somethings, over-the-top special effects, and a plotriddled with more holes than the classic grids in the game that spawnedthe film.Taylor Kitsch follows up his role in John Carter by playing AlexHopper, a ne'er-do-well who despite the mentoring of his successfulnaval officer brother (Alexander Skarsgard), never seems to run out ofways to get himself in trouble. His latest efforts to impress a girl hemet in a bar, land him in hot water with the authorities and hisbrother lays down the law and insists that Alex join the Navy and makesomething of his life.The film jumps into the future where Alex is now dating the veryattractive girl from the bar, Samantha (Brooklyn Decker), and trying toget enough courage together to ask her father for permission to marryhis daughter. The fact that her father is Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson),only complicates the matter.Despite holding the rank of an officer, Alex is still extremelyheadstrong and prone to getting himself in trouble. What what wassupposed to be a friendly soccer match during allied naval exercisesescalates, and Alex finds himself facing an ignominious exit from theNavy. He's given a temporary reprieve as the ships in his fleet aresuddenly faced with the threat of extraterrestrial origins.Approximately around the same time Alex entered the Navy, scientistsdeveloped a way to amplify radio signals and directed them towardplanets they believed could possibly support life. The signals wereanswered in the form of a hostile force that arrives on Earth only tocut a swath of destruction across the world as well as the naval fleetit encounters. Cut off from the rest of the fleet and reinforcements byan energy field, Alex is forced into command and must confront thedeadly enemy at all cost to save the world.What follows is a series of elaborate special effects that, whilevisually appealing, fail to pack much punch as the plot and charactersare so underwhelming.I understand that for films this type, especially given the sourcematerial, one must give a certain amount of leeway and accept, evengrudgingly, the inconsistencies and impracticalities. That being said,not only are the characters about as thin and one-dimensional as theypossibly could be, they are for the most part utterly devoid of anyinteresting qualities nor are they given much in the way of back storythat makes us care for their outcomes. R&B star Rihanna spends a goodchunk of her time looking tough and menacing, but isn't given much moreto do than occasionally fire a gun.Kitsch is so utterly bland and unsympathetic that there's just reallyno redeeming value to his character. Battleship is supposed to be astory of redemption but instead it's a story of inconsistencies. Manytimes throughout the film common sense much less standard militaryprocedures seems to go out the window.For example, standard rules of engagement tactics were not used earlyin the film, but yet were readily deployed during the so-called bigfinale to the film with success. One has to wonder how more seasonedofficers with far more resources at their disposal failed to utilizesuch tactics or have success with the methods that they employed. Yetironically, this young lieutenant on his first command is able toout-maneuver these aliens when he decides to take to the offensive andlull the enemy into a fairly passive mode where they don't do much morethan watch.The aliens, while interesting, are given precious little to do otherthan occasionally destroy or blow something up. We have no idea whythey are on earth and to be honest, why they arrived in such smallforce. If the idea was to conquer Earth, it was poorly planned. Yet ifproper procedures were followed, their incursion could have been dealtwith very early and easily with the resources at hand. But thatwould've made for a short movie.What I found puzzling was how surprisingly light on action the moviewas. Yes there were firefights but they were spread sparinglythroughout the film. You do not have one grand epic battle againstoverwhelming odds, you do not have legions of enemy troops for the Navyto wade through. It was pretty much a here-it-is-take-it-or-leave it,ho-hum finale.The film does have some good points with Hawaii as its main backdrop. Idid like the fact that there were a lot of active and retired soldiersand sailors used in the filming of the picture. It is clear that thefilmmakers wanted to honor the soldiers who have so gallantly servedour nation. I just wish they could've given them a much bettershowcase, because truthfully you'll find far more thrills and enjoymentbusting out the actual Battleship game than sitting through the film.There is a scene post-credits that does hint at possible futureinstallments, but I kept asking myself one question, "Why?" 2 stars outof 5
usarmyshreve 05 May 2013
If this movie could get a negative rating it would. This is the worsemovie I have ever seen. It starts off real slow and of course fake. Aguy breaks into store to get a chicken burrito. Why you ask? Well for agirl he meets at a bar. Of course he doesn't get arrested, although hedid get tased twice. Instead he joins the Navy. Then all of a sudden hegot the pleasure of skipping any kind of training and became an officerright away!!! Well the story gets better. Apparently this spaceship canfly to earth, but when it gets to earth all it can do is hop...thatsright no flying whatsoever. Also, this spaceship has weapons but one ofthe weapons is a flying depth charge. Yes, like the ones we used inWWII to kill subs but these fly. It only gets worse!! then these guyslose their ship but just so happens a museum ship the U.S.S. Missouriis available for use and they do. But, what is better is that it justso happens on the ship are about 15 old guys in uniforms who know howto work the ship. Also, the ship has been in port for 70 years butfires right up and apparently they forgot to take the ammunition offthe ship because the ship is loaded with ammo. As a military member, Iwas appalled by the lack of military representation as beinginaccurrate. This movie was horrible from start to end. Please don'twatch this movie it will make you want your 2 1/2 hours of life back.It is bad, bad, bad...trust me. If you don't believe me watch it andfind out for yourself. It is the dumbest movie ever!!!
Hazim Mor C 30 April 2013
I thought it was a fact that if you finish a film and keep thinkingabout it all day, that means it was a good one. Boy was I wrong! Thiswas one of the worst movie experiences I had in a looooong time. Ifyou're a teenager that likes computer games, CGI, a lot of explosionsand perhaps a Rihanna fan, then maybe you'll enjoy it. If you're a fanof the unanticipated, twist, unoriginal, believable and intelligent -you're going to hate it, because it has none of those.OK, let's just break it down to be simple.Acting: I really don't know, I don't think there was any.Soundtrack: Like many movies nowadays, trying to ripoff Inception.Story: Again, sorry I don't think there was any.I just want to ask those of you who have actually seen this film andliked it, to answer the following questions.1.What do these aliens want exactly from our planet?2.When an alien race comes to take over the planet, shouldn't they haveships better than just hopping on water like a dolphin?3.If they can build an electromagnetic border 1000 miles high,shouldn't they at least have force fields on their ships to resist theattack of a 70 year old battleship? 4.Why is the highly sophisticated alien ship (which travels throughspace) main bridge made out of ordinary glass that can be broken by asniper bullet 2 miles away? 5.Why the hell do the aliens attack the concrete pillars under thehighway, the kids baseball field and leave the largest battleshiparound? 6.Why does the battleship sink in the exact way the Titanic did?7.How can a drunk junkie that steels chicken burritos from a storebecome (in NO time) a great hero and captain on the ship? These are the only ones I can remember now. This film doesn't respectthe mentality and logic of the human brain. Period.CGI and visual effects don't make a good movie anymore. I really resenta respectful actor like Liam Neeson to take part in this disaster.If you are a true smart movie fan, don't waste your money on this one.If you're a Rihanna fan, then maybe it'll work for you.1/10 because there is no ZERO.
Iver Neset 30 April 2013
Battleship is based on the classic board game of the same name. It'sabout this guy who joins the navy and finds himself in charge of abattle against aliens from the Gliese system.In all my life, I never thought I would see a movie where the alienscome from Gliese, a solar system containing a couple planets that maybe habitable for humans. But out of all alien invasion movies, it wasone based on a board game that did it first ... at least I think so.Battleship is a fun movie. It's got some good characters, great sci-fiaspects and some awesome action scenes. The movie takes a giantbreather after a couple big battles, but even then the sci-fi andmystery elements of it keeps the viewer entertained ... even though itstill has nothing to do with the board game, besides a battle scenecontaining a few references.The movie has some extremely funny moments. The comedy in the movie isgreat. It's not just a generic action flick. It's actually pretty damngood in many aspects.Battleship is not a perfect movie. Even though it's not terrible, thebreather from the epic action is noticeable and a bit disappointing. Itmakes the movie a bit boring. Another little thing is that havingRihanna in the film feels kind of out of place and is a littledistracting. Like, what is Rihanna doing there? It's not like she's animportant character to the story or anything, she's just there as acommercial tool. It just kind of annoyed me.Even with that big flaw, it's still a very entertaining and fun movie.Worth a watch, especially if you like sci-fi and Transformers ... andRihanna.
Marko Polo 29 April 2013
I'll admit it kept me watching to see where it went, in the end it wentno where.After flying 1000s of miles, the ships that got the aliens to earth canonly hop in the sea. They have 2 weapons, a canister than explodes andsome sort of spinning destruction ball, which actually is effective.They tried an independence day blow up the base scene but ended up justdestroying 20 helicopters, a baseball field and a few pillows under amotorway. They meant business it seems.Liam N is a bit part in the middle and end, thats it. Rhianna does herjob, nothing more or less.An army of war ships end up being split off from 3 smaller supportships, which is reduced to one within 15minutes of the film whilst theothers wait outside some forcefield. Then they let all hell break losefor 40seconds at the end.Then there's the fact americas latest and greatest destroyers, whichare a lot better than battleships in says in the film, all get blown topieces withing seconds, yet a 50year old 'battleship' saves the daywith darylea sponsored attack on the 'mothership'.Basically no real consistency. I think the film writers had a greatidea but the budget men left out 90% of the imagination.
jamie-crump 28 April 2013
They decided to cast Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker, I can't help butthink that they could have made a different film, I reckon it wouldmake a lot of money as well. It starts with Rihanna and Decker cominghome to there house, Liam Neeson is hiding in his shed watching them inthere bedroom with a hidden camera. There is a Battleship board layedout as Neeson likes to play it occasionally, for the next 5 minutes theshot changes between Rihanna and Decker having sex and Neeson whackingone out. Then out of nowhere aliens appear at Neeson's shed, they comein hell bent on killing him until they see the TV with the footage fromthe hidden camera, this makes them change there mind, the rest of themovie continues with the shot changing between Rihanna and Decker andNesson and the aliens whacking some out. Occasionally the aliens andNeeson would be playing a game of Battleship as well. This would getevery straight man and every lesbian in the world into the cinema andthey would make100's of millions. There would be lots of room forsequels and who wouldn't watch it? If the cinema handed out free boxesof Kleenex and tubes of moustirising cream then the men would be happy,the cinema's would have to be dark for obvious reasons as well. If anybody from Transformers Aqua Attack,(Battleship) see's thiscontact me and we will sort this out for the sequel.
choksy 28 April 2013
I really like this movie, not because it's good science fiction (it'snot), but because it shows the potential of the new CGI special effectscapabilities to create incredible movies of the actual warship battlesof the twentieth century, in World Wars I & II. Someday in the not toodistant future (I hope!) enterprising movie companies will make moviesof these greatest sea battles of modern history: (1) the Battle ofJutland in 1916, in which 150 British battleships and battle-cruisersand cruisers shot it out with 100 German battleships andbattle-cruisers and cruisers at short range for the better part of aday and night; (2) a modern remake of the 1960s classic "Sink theBismark", a battle that took place in 1940; and (3) the battles ofSurigao Strait and Leyte Gulf in 1944, which consisted of severalfierce brawls between Japanese battleships, cruisers and destroyers,with American battleships, cruisers, destroyers and PT boats. Thiswould make the most awesome war movie made in decades!
axel22-943-915061 28 April 2013
This is by far the worst movie that I watched in some time. No story,full of nonsense and illogical situations, bad acting and production.There is no plot.There is no logic. There are some attempts at humor, but they failedmiserably. The references to "the art of war" book are lame, to say theleast.Even the special effects are not so special. Really bad. Avoid this ifyou value your time.I really think Michael Bay has a secret identity with which he puts ona mustache and goes making movies such as this one.
slbushway 24 April 2013
I think with the advanced technology we have that people are overthinking. Had this movie come out in the 1980's it would have been ablock buster. In 2012 people expect so much that it's almost impossibleto please everyone. For me, I found the movie entertaining - goodaction - good selection of characters and good story line. But I wasn'tsitting there analyzing everything or biting at the bit to impressreaders here with my remarkable intellect by bashing the movie in everyway possible - if I was that smart I'd make my own movie. So if youhave a chance to rent this movie I'd jump on it and before you hit theplay button take a few deep breathes, get over yourself and just allowyourself and everyone else watching it with you the chance to beentertained. You won't be disappointed because who doesn't like an usvs. them action movie?
stumpmee77 24 April 2013
All three movies the civilians were civilians and the armed forces giveme the impression of not having a felon amongst their ranks. That's theaspect of Battleship I couldn't get past the opening scene: What wasthe point of the guy stealing other than to be "comedic" and why didthe girl have anything to do with him after-wards? I'll tell you whyconcerning the later; not long after there's a "love scene" so forcedit turned my stomach. That whole love plot should have been leftentirely out the filmÂShould've started with the sailors competinghence the main guy would've have been an intense guy instead of a thiefand lazy boor.Further the Transformers trilogy wasn't so bad I wanted to get up andwalk out because I didn't give a hoot for anyone. In that timing inthat way was good, minute I started gathering up my things to go herecome the aliens ships which except fore the destruction of thecommunications ship was a rip off from the Autobots' arrival inTransformers 1. Before that boring love story, boring scientists,stereotypical Japanese v. Americans, a space transmission that with theexception of one, doesn't contemplate the negative consequences.Predictable outcome the consequences but the one element BattleshiprocksÂThe rolling spheres that spit fire and mow down everythingunfortunately ignoring terrorizing the awful script which makescharacters sub-par and the story predictable. If there's one thing Ican't swallow is predictability and an overt lack of believability whena trailer portrays an air of gritty sci-fi. Transformers never passeditself off as gritty sci-fi.Filched burritos and nonetheless makes it into the Navy anyone?
kobiomenaka 23 April 2013
I went to see Battleship at the weekend and at each stage of the ofprocess I hung my head in shame. I bought the ticket online so that Ididn't have to speak to anyone to tell them what I wanted. I'm surethat the machine laughed at me as it coughed up the ticket! Battleshipis exactly the kind of film that I didn't want to see. A storycrow-barred from on a plot less board game, a pop stars's firstfeature, stealing its ideas from Transformers has to make for aterrible film. Hasn't it?! The reason that I bought the ticket was theCuriosity got the better of me... and you what I liked it...muchagainst my own rational I hasten to add. I really don't know why. Maybeit just wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, the old law ofdiminished expectations!!Lets list the Faults! 1) The story makes no sense. The aliens half thetime seem like good guys. They were attacked first and half the timethey didn't kill people. I didn't know who we were supposed to bechampioning most of the time! 2) The main guy is an idiot with noredeeming features.3) American films should never feature what they call "soccer".4) Rihanna wasn't bad but i had no idea what here character was about.5) If they had to shoot the aliens why didn't they use the missilesthat they used at the end.6) Liam Neeson from "Schindler" to "Taken" to "The A-Team" to"Battleship" to "Taken 2" ... his futures not bright.So why did I like it? 1) There were some parts there were genuinelyfunny, such as with the chicken burrito the scientist guy made melaugh, 2) Even though her character is troubled Rihanna didn't play atypical attractive female role and I think there is hope for it in thefuture, 3) They DID actually play Battleship in the game, 4) It didn'tdrag on too long, (That is a bonus in this day and age) 5) The wholefinal third with the veteran marines coming on in slow motion like ageriatric "Reservoir Dogs" is actually so ridiculous you have to seeit.I'll probably never watch it again but I wont be asking the cinema fortwo hours of my life back either!
merdiolu 22 April 2013
What is a fact is a fact. There is no denying. Peter Berg and Universalexecs probably envious of big box office profits of latest trend ofMichael Bay Aliens vs US Army , decided to adapt another of Hasbrotitles , old "Battleship" game into a movie. That's right. Video games, comic books , action figures all run out. Now boardgames are latesttarget of stupid , empty headed but CGI overloaded studio production.Actually whole movie is a huge excuse for cramming as much CGIexplosion , special effects s possible. Characters are paper thinboring clichÃ©s. To increase appeal photogenic super model like actorswho can not act are in the movie ( neither Brooklyn Decker nor Rhiannacan act worth a damn. There are in movie for eye candy. Liam Neeson hasjust 10 minutes of screen time. Taylor Kitsch was not too bad in JohnCarter but in Battleship his character is worst kind of stereotype ,suffering from Captain Kirk syndrome) but like in GI Joe it does nothelp. Actions of aliens make no sense and are not defined. Producersprobably decided that Air Force , Marine Corps had enough fun repellingfreaking alien invasions so it is Navy's turn. Story is weak. So theyadded every possible clichÃ© from sci-fi genre : instant battlefieldpromotion , male hero taking responsibility in crisis , his hotgirlfriend involving a pointless secondary story ( a trick in scriptwriting that dates back to disaster flicks of 1970'ies ) US militarykicking ass of faceless aliens ( when these freaky fictional alienswill learn that in Hollywood fairy land they have no chance againsthumans with cocky attitude ? ) etc....What else ? Ruined cities check ,geeky scientists check , trashed military hardware check , no blood orcasaulties in ruins check , middle aged government officials makingemergency conferences shouting computer screens to hammer gravity ofcrisis check , evil genocidal aliens with energy shields , powerfulweapons , interstellar travel and other overdone technological advancescheck , same aliens having a weaknesses in their tech to be exploitedin CGI battles check , cringe worthy exposional dialog check....Listgoes like that.Make no mistake. Battleship will make money probably a decent profitdue to its marketing campaign for targeted audience ( teenage ,uneducated young adult populace who do not know how to distinguishbetween quality and cr..p. They are majority audience ) Box Officeperformance usually determined by shape of your marketing and sellingyour movie to your audience. But a year from now I doubt anyone whowatched Battleship , basically Independence Day made for 2012 season (come to think of it Roland Emmerich could also direct this ) , willremember that they paid cash to see it without embarrassing themselves.Universal just expanded 200+ million dollars for a bad militaristicseasonal product. Can you point out how different it is from Battle LA? Even old World War 2 propaganda movie "Why We Fight ?" has moresubstance than this one
silkshadow 20 April 2013
I don't go to see movies in the theater much anymore. Its usually adisappointment on those rare instances when I do. However, this moviehas a couple tings going for it. One is that I saw it for free.The other is that I went in expecting to walk out feeling I had wastedmy time. I mean, the vast majority of movies with a music star's debuthave sucked. Probably because adding a hot music star gives you coverfor a bad movie? I don't know. Add in a movie based on a very old boardgame? Well, then you have me going into it expecting total suckitude.Well, its certainly not a great movie by any suspension ofexpectations, however its not pure suck. Truth is my surprise that itdidn't suck is probably driving the score I gave it, but I enjoyed thisfilm.No, there was nothing we haven't seen before, and many times. No, theacting wasn't a stand out in any way, though a script with mostlyyelling doesn't give much room for quality acting. No the effectsweren't outstanding. There was no real story in this movie, it reallyis a kind of expanded story of the board game.If that sounds like suckitude, well, it should. However, this movie wasa fun ride for me. The battle scenes and effects, while not outstandingwere good in that generic way. The cheese factor was high, but itdidn't have me running for the exit. I don't know what happened, but Ido believe that walking in with extremely low expectations can makethis film an enjoyable mindless experience. Anyway, it did for me whatcan I say?
Nicolaj82 19 April 2013
But there are a few things that bugged me.1. How did he go from sitting on a couch, to be a commanding officer inlike 10 sec.2. How did radio transmissions go from being invisible radio waves tovisible beams of light, that's not how it works in the real world.3. If you're a civilization advanced enough to travel 100.000 lightyears, or more. Wouldn't it be logical to assume that their weaponadvancements would have gone beyond grenade launchers ? Not countingthe spinning thingies which it seemed they did not have a large supplyof. If you noticed their generators, looked like they produced hugeamounts of energy. Not a lot of adjustments and they've had rail guns.4. Sniping thought the glass windows, well the idea is not bad, but.That ship went through the atmosphere, pretty fast as well, any regularglass windows would've melted in the temperatures. The windows wouldhave had to be a lot stronger when you go headfirst into ouratmosphere.Well, the movie was entertaining, i thought so, but i also think it'snot cinema worthy, it's more of a rental. It's not like that i don'tlove sci-fi, i do, but it's like they dumbed it down, because if theirships weren't designed as they were, conveniently with massive flaws,the navy wouldn't have stood a chance. And this is all about the navysucceeding and it just shines though the whole movie.