Based on the naval combat game by Hasbro, comes the action, sci-fi film Battleship. A smart-aleck who is always in trouble and goofing around, Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is persuaded by his navel officer brother, Commander Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgard) to join the Navy. As a lieutenant in the navy, Alex is taken a little more seriously but his real goal is to try to muster the courage to ask Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson) for the hand of his beautiful daughter Sam (Brooklyn Decker) in marriage. Alas, before he finds the nerve to ask, he is sent out to engage in a navel war game exercise with 13 other countries. In the middle of the exercise, several transformer-like aliens named the Regents attack by killing men and sinking ships and the rest are blocked behind an invisible force field. When the captain and other senior officers of his ship are killed, Hopper takes command of the ship and enlists the help of petty officer Cora Raikes (Rihanna) to battle the Regents. (Believe it or not, some men learn that they can stop the aliens by flashing the sun in their eyes. As stupid as that sounds, it gets better.) Hopper needs a ship so he “borrows” the battleship Missouri from a museum and takes it out to fight the aliens. (Apparently, it only takes about 20 minutes to start, drive, and fire weapons from a ship that hasn’t been at sea for 30 years.) This is one of the most underwritten films since Taylor Kistch starred in his last film, John Carter. They just threw a lot of money at this movie during the last hour and a half for special effects, only to have plot holes as big as the battleships. The target audience is for kids 10 to 16 years of age and men who want some eye candy with swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker and singer Rihanna. (Of course, there’s no eye candy, eye cake or eye pie for poor old me.) Yes, the film is slightly entertaining, but for the most part, it is loud, silly and stupid. I’m giving it a D+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.