Battleship is directed by Peter Berg and is a movie inspired by Hasbro’s classic combat game under the same name. Battleship is an action/adventure movie that ultimately unfolds in the skies, across the seas and over the land. The story revolves around the story where our planet fights for survival against an ultimate force. Let’s take a look at a couple of movie review on Battleship.
“A Look At Battleship’s Visual Effects And Dialogue
The grid-based board game that provides the jumping-off point for this extravagantly noisy spectacle is not known for its narrative thrust, and neither is Battleship particularly interested in story.
At once silly and overly ponderous, it is a long-winded exercise in cartoonish war games pitting a splinter section of the U.S. Navy against invading aliens — a sort of just-add-waterTransformers. But those looking for big, loud sci-fi action will find plenty to like here as director Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) pumps up the volume on clashing military hardware and flag-waving heroics. The Universal release should open strongly in international markets and gather steam heading into its U.S. release on May 18.
A rather niftily engineered sequence midway through Battleshipreferences the board game owned by Hasbro, the company that’s already made millions from its Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises. It’s a rare offering of wit from screenwriting brothersErich and Jon Hoeber (RED), who otherwise ensure the impressive visual effects and Berg’s epic set pieces fight against an armada of cinematic clichés and some truly awful dialogue.
“Let’s see if we can buy the world another day!” is one veteran soldier’s rallying cry, while elsewhere Taylor Kitsch’s maverick hero weathers a half-hour barrage of alien strikes before muttering, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”
The entire review can be seen at Hollywood Reporter
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“What To Watch Out For In The Movie Battleship
Battleship should be nigh on unwatchable, after all it takes it cues from the Bay school, right down to the garish colours, Barbie doll girlfriend character, wall to wall CG destruction and broad comedy, yet somehow, astonishingly, something joyful and good natured emerges.
Director Peter Berg, whose Hancock showed he’s got an assured touch when balancing laughs with high concept spectacle, repeats the feat here. Improving on Bay’s “freaking the frame” mentality with a scintilla of story-telling nous, Berg takes time to introduce some characters and develops them to the point where we’re just about ready to care what happens to them. Once the invaders hit the water, there’s a relentless hour of competently orchestrated mayhem, but Berg, having built his stock of goodwill in the opening act, holds our attention thereafter. I confess I may have even felt short changed when the action abruptly ended. Wanting more wasn’t in the script.
Loud, ridiculous and US Navy propaganda it may be, but Battleship transcends its inauspicious origins to become a dumb actioner with a sense of fun. You could ask for more but you wouldn’t get it.
Read the rest of the review at The Ooh Tray
Battleship will have a wide release on May 18th 2012, starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson and Rihanna.
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