Thursday, August 23, 2012
Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Taylor Kitch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano, Liam Neeson, Peter MacNicol
This alien-invasion-at-sea has been shit on by every professional critic on earth but then again you show me a critic who understands the simple fun of summer popcorn movies and I'll show you someone who doesn't have a pole up their ass. Battleship is (said to be) based on the legendary Hasbro board game but really, how do you make a movie out of a simple game of strategy which you can play with a piece of paper and a pencil? Answer: you don't. This movie could've done fine without the affiliation to the game since all they really do to tie the two together are couple of scenes where people bomb the invading aliens by using coordinates. Guess they just thought the tie-in would sell a few extra tickets. Battleship is a shamelessly entertaining action film created with the best photoreal special effects available and it's brutally honest about being nothing more than two glorious hours of blowing shit up.
Battleship at IMDb