Well, what can you say about a movie that’s based on a game? I guess it depends on what the game was to begin with. Battleship was one of those movies that wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, but it wasn’t better either. In fact, my favorite thing about Battleship was when the director brought in veterans (at least I think they were real veterans) from previous world wars to run a retired battleship because the ‘new’ sailors had no clue how to operate a museum piece. 🙂 Loved that! (Bernard, I think you would, too.)
The rest of the movie was pretty much forgettable.The people you knew were going to die in the beginning–died. There were no surprises. One guy (John Carter Mars, who is an idiot jerk throughout the entire movie and really doesn’t get redemption) is honored as a hero for pulling one brave stunt, when in fact it was his Japanese counterpart who really saved the day. I always love it when the wrong people get credit for stuff they didn’t do.
Whoever wrote the dialogue needs to take several more script writing classes. I don’t think there was a cliche that they didn’t like or use in the movie. “I have a bad feeling about this…” Really? Was it the gaping hole in the side of your ship that brought you to this conclusion or the monstrous alien craft flying over the ocean toward you? Ugh!!!
I’m going to need an Avengers palate cleaning after this one.