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Battleship (2012)
« on: December 01, 2014, 08:26:22 pm »

The only reason why I was even interested in Battleship was because it reunited Peter Berg, Taylor Kitsch and Jesse Plemons from Friday Night Lights. Under no circumstances did I expect this to be an awesome movie. The trailer alone pretty much tells you what the movie is and isn't. Peter is not someone I think of when it comes to directing films, especially bid budget fare like Battleship. When he works with material grounded in reality, he's fantastic. So seeing him working through his inner Michael Bay/Roland Emmerich does seem a bit odd here.

As for the film itself, it's not as horrible as I was expecting it to be.......but that doesn't say much. The story was weak, horribly written and the Aliens design was a joke and the characters are cardboard thin. With that said, I did find a couple of things entertaining. I did like whenever Jesse and Taylor had scenes together because of FNL. The scene that pays homage to the board game itself when they are flying blind and trying to bomb the aliens using the grid map was entertaining. Also entertaining was watching the Old Vets hijacking the last remaining Battleship (now a museum) for one last fight. But are these moments worth actually going out and grabbing a DVD copy from the Library? Nope. FYI, Rihanna was woefully miscast here. Another prime example of musicians that don't belong on the big screen if they can't act.
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Re: Battleship (2012)
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 08:26:59 pm »
Battleship DVD Screencaps

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Re: Battleship (2012)
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 10:24:00 am »
Battleship turned into a guilty pleasure for me because of the crappy characters, acting, story line. I've seen this way more than should be. And I'll probably sit down to watch it, if I should run across it.

It's bad... really bad, in a MST3K kinda way.

PS: I'm hearing rumors of MST3K coming back.
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