Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Battleship Review - 2.5 Stars
“Battleship” dishes up state of the art special effects in another version of the often told spacemen versus the military story. Good looking hunk Taylor Kitsch plays a bad boy Navy Lieutenant, who starts the movie trying desperately to impress beautiful Brooklyn Decker by breaking into a convenience store to get her something to eat. In typical movie fashion she turns out to be the daughter of steely Navy commander Liam Neeson and once the two get together, we know that Kitsch will have to save the world in order to marry the Commander’s daughter. So of course Kitsch and company go on maneuvers just as a rogue planet returns a deep space signal by invading the earth. “It’s just like when Columbus met the Indians except this time we’re the Indians.’ one character says. Pretty soon it’s all special effects and tension and I have to admit the result is pretty good. Don’t go expecting much plot or story or acting. “Battleship” reminds me of “Independence Day” with Will Smith. Both films include humans punching space aliens and knocking them out. Hmmm. Wonder if that’s really possible? Does it deliver what it promises? Sci fi Transformers on the water. Is it entertaining? Good special effects. Is it worth the price of admission? An early summer mind number.