Battleship

2012

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

284
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 34%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 220919

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Cast

Rami Malek as Watch Officer
Jesse Plemons as Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord
Liam Neeson as Admiral Shane
Taylor Kitsch as Lieutenant Alex Hopper
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2hr 11 min
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2hr 11 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gonzoville 7 / 10

What "Battle LA" could have been.

OK, first of all, yes, this movie has more holes than the surface of the moon. Some of the plot points, tactics, technical gaffes, etc. etc. etc. are so bad and stupid as the be insulting. Seriously, if you are up on your military technology at all it's best to go to this movie seriously drunk so that you won't care about the dumbness.

That said, it's actually a pretty fun movie. And, yes, I think it's better than Battle Los Angeles or even the latest Transformers. Why? Because this movie didn't make the same critical mistakes of trying to have Acting in the damn film. Nothing slows down a good action flick like a damn love story in the background, or the hero dealing with his feelings or, worse still, putting brats in the line of fire. Battleship had none of that - just a bunch of thick-headed do- gooders doing what they do best and not really learning a whole lot about anything, including themselves, in the process.

Another thing I like is that there is an appreciation for the warships and the people who serve on them. The timing of the ACDC music for the going-into-battle scene is perfectly done. You can't help but smile.

The alien technology is actually pretty imaginative and the animation is good. It's not as over- the-top as Battle LA - where there was so much going on you get overwhelmed. But when the aliens want something blowed up, they do so with conviction. Mind you, some of the technical deficiencies of the alien technology will leave you wondering how these creatures managed to cross a galaxy. But try not to worry about that - the writers sure didn't.

The cast is OK. Neeson is decent as the admiral or whatever, and even Rihanna does an acceptable job. We're not talking about "Apocalypse Now" kinds of performances, but it wasn't horrible either. It was at least semi-believable.

Look, this ain't no "Bedford Incident". But it's a pretty decent way to kill a couple hours and snarf down some popcorn. All the folks griping about the technical problems - well, it's all true - but who cares? This movie doesn't pretend to be realistic. Hell, in the credits it's "Based on the game by Hasbro," so go in prepared and enjoy.

Reviewed by yolomcswaging 7 / 10

A good, fun movie!

As this game is based of the world wide popular board game Battleship when I first watched this movie I was expecting it to be more strategy based. While I may not have gotten what I expected from the movie I was pleased with what I watched.

The plot is decent. Nothing for the writers to brag about or for anyone to rave about but it sure was decent. There were times when the writing seemed a little predictable and cliched but this moments come and gone quite quickly. All the scenes together connected well and progressed the story in some way. The introduction of the main character played by Taylor Kitsch seemed a bit rushed and didn't fit perfectly into how the rest of the movie played out. How it connected the land and sea and Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) and his fiancé Samantha Shane (Brooklyn Decker) seemed fleshed out and well developed. Some characters had short un-needed story that the run time could have been used for other characters but the development for the characters was fairly good not great for most to all of the characters.

The special effects and CGI in the movie are some of the best visuals from a movie that is not from one or two years ago. The CGI holds up today and I believe that it will for many years to come. If you want to see good CGI and CGI used well defiantly see this movie!

The acting ability from the cast was well done with good portrayals from Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard (Stone Hopper). The acting from the supporting characters was off sometimes which mostly came from the crew on board the ship. Good acting from supporting characters came from Liam Neeson (Admiral Shane) and suprisenly from Rihanna (Cora "Weps" Raikes). I was very surprised at Rihanna's acting and assumed it was going to be terrible but it was actually quiet good which made the movie that but more believable. Because of the acting from the cast it seemed that this scenario was believable real how humans would re-act.

The only part in the movie that had anything to do with the game which depicted two sides of humans fighting against each other compared to the movies aliens was the scene I like to call "Board Game Battleship". This scene had the crew guessing where the aliens were and launching missiles and torpedoes at them. This seen has you on the edge of your seat everytime you watch it and the lightning and music just add to the dramatic feel of the scene.

In conclusion this movie was decent. It did have a fair few flaws in it to do with the writing but the otherall movie was fun to watch and enjoyable. A sequel for this movie seems unlikely though and it will work better as a solo movie and not a franchise of sorts. Other all O rate it 7/10.

Reviewed by paskywarn 7 / 10

JUST PLAIN CAMPY FUN

OK, this isn't the best science fiction / fight the invaders movie of all time. Probably not even close. But I found that it IS fun to watch and one of those you tend to watch again every now and then. Cannot give you a solid reason for this, and your mileage may vary.

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