This past weekend, I went to the movie theater to watch Battleship. It wasn’t a movie that I really wanted to go see, it was something that my wife thought would be interesting to watch, and pretty much anything with big guns, explosions and aliens is going to draw the interest of my son. Based on the movie trailers and other information that I’ve seen about the movie, I wasn’t really interested in going to see it; the only thing that seemed really interesting about the movie was it had Liam Neeson.
Liam Neeson is a very good actor and everything that I’ve seen him in has been a very good production, but sometimes I think good actors make bad decisions based upon recommendations by the studio, or other agents or by other decision-making processes like, getting paid. And that seems to be one of two reasons why Liam Neeson was in this movie.
Battleship is not a movie worth going to see. The storyline is horrible, everything about the movie is predictable, and what’s even worse is that the way the movie is portrayed is that only five people in the world, out of all the world’s military, can save the earth from complete annihilation…
Liam Neeson is only in the movie for about 5 to 10 min. tops. The rest of time is spent on superficial characters that nobody even knows or even cares about.
The basis of the movie is that you got a screwball individual can’t seem to do anything right, enlists in the United States Navy and some how becomes a lieutenant [Alex Hopper] in record time and placed in the perfect position, at the perfect time to save the world single-handedly.
There’s so many situations in this movie that are just completely implausible.
The acting in this movie was so bad was that it [unbelievably] made Liam Neeson look bad. Taylor Kitsh is the main character and he plays really well as a complete screw-up, but for him and Rihanna to somehow single-handedly make every command and to single-handedly engage the enemy every time, Mono E Mono…
The graphics of the movie, the graphics of the movie was pretty good. I won’t make any excuses there, but the whole movie had the feel of a very low budget Transformers movie. None of the aliens talk, you can even understand what they’re wanting, or what they’re doing, but the graphics for the ships, the aliens and the effects that are given to them, were executed fairly well.
I don’t know what to say, the movie should’ve never been made and if you’re included with the cast of this movie [if you played in this movie] you should definitely remove it from your resume. I expect this movie to go to record to DVD very quickly.
My recommendation for this movie is that you save your money, and don’t bother going to see this theater…
Larry Henry Jr.