Monday, April 16, 2012
Movie review of Battleship
Battleship - 4.5/10
Directed by Peter Berg
Cast - Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
I knew I was gonna watch a shit movie.I watched it with zero expectations and just wanted to enjoy a brainless action movie laden with top notch special effects.And it was exactly that.Despite the horrendous cringe worthy acting and lines that make you do a face palm every ten seconds,Battleship was kinda ok.I did however enjoyed the action sequences especially the battle scenes between the alien ship that looks like something from Micheal Bay's Deceptacon Transformer and USA's Navy ships.CGI was done by the very same people that did the Transformers series.It's pretty impressive and some of the alien weapons especially the wheel like things that destroys the helicopters and highways look like something directly from Transformers.
As mentioned earlier,acting was horrendous from all the actors.Even Liam Neeson aka Mr "father figure in almost every movie" was bad.The handsomely brooding Alexander Skarsgard aka Eric Northman of True Blood fame didnt do much except shouting at his younger brother half the time.Brooklyn Decker,you would just be looking at her tits only.Taylor Kitsch of John Carter fame was trying to do the Keanu Reeve's "I know kung fu" look every five seconds.As for why Rihanna was cast in this movie,Director Peter Berg replied "I spent a lot of time in the Navy thinking about who would make sense and who would bring an urban swagger to this character...put a call in, had a great couple of meetings, and shes a great girl, really hard-working, very smart, wants to be good, really strong work ethic, no attitude, no diva nonsense. She was great." Great??? Urban swagger?? The fucking wig she was wearing had more urban swagger than her.Just say it as it is Peter Berg...you want to cash in on her popularity so your movie would not fail even though her acting is worse than wood.
Direction was a little mediocre,like I keep saying the actions scenes were shot and directed well but other than that,it was shit.Peter Berg(the fella acted in ER before) has impressed me with movies like Very Bad things,Hancock and The kingdom.I probably will watch another movie he does next. I didn't like the editing especially removing the vulgarities,just by editing out the word fucker from motherfucker is a really stupid way of making this to a PG13 movie.
Oh yeah there was a cheap pathetic version of the classic volleyball scene in Topgun done here as well only they changed it to football.Just from that scene alone,you can clearly see these fuckers have no inkling of how the game is being played.I just couldn't wait for the aliens to come.
Just watch it if you are really bored and watch it on a weekday.
Recommended movies done by the director
Very Bad Things
Friday Night lights