Can't wait for this one - love the trailer!
Sneaking in just ahead of Avengers Assemble, Battleship kicks off the summer silly season with a bang - make that a very big bang. It's a big, dumb, noisy summer blockbuster but is all the more enjoyable for it. It's based on the boardgame, which is amusingly referenced in one key battle sequence. Alex (Taylor Kitsch) is an aimless slacker who joins the navy after being challenged by his brother. While engaged in a series of naval war games, he and his crew get more than they bargained for when militarised aliens invade, intent on destruction. The aliens here are more human-like and less of the hoppy variety seen in Cowboys & Aliens. Most of the film is composed of long battle sequences, occasionally cutting away to other sub-plots involving Alex's girlfriend and some typically nerdy scientists. It's an effects-heavy film, but a runaway strain of humour keeps the human element grounded. It is what it is and some will no doubt dismiss it as just ear-splitting nonsense, but I for one enjoyed it a lot more than Cowboys & Aliens, Battle: LA, Skyline and any other number of recent alien invasion films.
Went to the premier of Battleship and OMG, it was amazing! My boyfriend and I loved it but I have one honest thing to say, as much as Rihanna is good at acting, she should just stick with singing. She was gorgeous, as was everyone else in the film. Thank you entertainment.ie for a fab night :)
A slow start. Deals with the merits of integrity and responsibility and the audience figure out pretty quickly it's a loose cannon who becomes the hero. The aliens arrival is first announced by scientists, then the pentagon and NASA. Even the media, throughout the world are all over the story like a rash. But at sea things are different. The unknown object 700 yards off the starboard remains just that…unknown !! Until a little dingy brings hero and Rhianna holding a big gun a little closer. Then the penny drops! All they had to do was listen to the news???? The alien attacks were minimal, one military base and one scene involving a road infrastructure. The Hong Kong thing was a little misunderstanding, it was an accident….the first scene of alien humanness. Rest of the movie based on the focus of one man and his boat and aiming towards destroying the alien attempt at communicating. The alien faces looked like something out of a Harry Potter movie and bless….they really weren't the cleverest of species. Liam Neeson gets all of six minute, most of it at the start. The biggest clue for wondering how the movie pans out comes with the rating. It's 12A. It's Independence Day all over again, and the end full of stars and stripes with the ego that only Americans would know. Movie is okay, it's loud, it's big, it's expensive. And Rihanna while always looking good didn't have too many complicated lines, just pushing buttons to the big guns and saying “boom.” We all left happily ever after.
Why are people leaving reviews in the comment section? And Mike robbing that cringe worthy line about ET that they use in the movie, and not telling people that they mention it big-time, is a bit cheap.
Great effects, enjoyed the movie but cracked up laughing when I wasn't supposed to. Some hilarious cliched dialogue just added to the fun for me. Erra! if ye have a couple of hours to pass and your partial to a bit of Sci Fi, why not? You've seen a lot worse.
Loved this film Rhianna was very good seems it was her first acting role
The acting of 'Fair City' mixed with the special effects of 'Transformers'. That is all.
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