Genre : SF/Action Land :USA Cast : Liam Neeson : Admiraal Shane Alexander Skarsgård : Stone Hopper Taylor Kitsch : Alex Hopper Director :
Summary InBattleship, we see how the fleet ofthe Navyhas to compete againstalienswho set foot onearth.Trapped inan alienforce field ofmorethan 480kilometers, fiveships andfivealien ships have tobattle each otherwithout any form ofcommunication.
Let's drop some lead on those motherf...
Ireallydidn't have highexpectationswhen I started watching "Battleship", andyet I hada great timewith this action packedSF. Ultimately,this movie showswhat theyinitiallymade it for: awfullot of actionand stupidviolence, heroismof the highest orderandsometimessome humor. Despite the length of the movie , I didn't get bored and it wasn't as usuala battleagainst sleep. Granted,you should not expecttoo much ofthestoryline orlook for any depth in the story. The story on its own isn't logical either. But that can't spoilthefun, and you can expect someblasting action scenes.
About the performances we can be brief : there weren't any because that was totally unnecessary and there was no need to bring up profound characters . It was a hodgepodge of cliché personalities as we have seen already in multiple movies. First you have the Hopper brothers. Stone is the caring and perfect soldier ( Alexander Skarsgard ) who has a neatly controlled life and knows his responsibilities and tries to explain that to the rebellious profligate brother Alex ( Taylor Kitch ). When they are celebrating Alex his birthday in a dark bar, purely by coincidence the Admiral his daughter Sam ( Brooklyn Decker ) walks in there for a "Chicken Buritto". Her well formed shapes make Alex his hormones go totally flabbergasted. The result is a ridiculous intrusion as we have already seen a lot on You Tube . Before you know it , he is also in the navy and promoted at a very short notice to Lieutenant.
TheAdmiralhimselfis played byLiamNeeson. He'sjust for a little timein the pictureandprobably has acceptedthis role for filling upa holein hisbusy schedule. Rihannaplayed afemalemacho. To behonest, Ididn't recognizeher at all, and oddlyenough she didn'tbother me.Astarring role for me was the interpretationby GregoryD.Dadson of theveteranCanales, because it was so spontaneousand eventuallywas thefunniest part. The moment whenthealienstared athistwoprosthetics was priceless. Most useless(but necessary) contribution was thegang of "Benidorm Bastards" that eventuallytook care of things. Aboutthe images I waspretty satisfied. It had a"Pacific Rim" feeling. The special effectsweresometimeshugelyimpressive.Thealien spacecrafts wererealistic andlookedominouslythreatening.Hugemonstrous vehicleswhichmovedwith tremendousforce on the ocean. Thelook of the naval fleetwassometimesreallyamateurish. Thenaval battlesgave me a"Pearl Harbour"feeling.Onlythe latter movie was better in terms ofeffects.The moment thedestroyer started to sink and Alex and the JapanesecaptainNagata stood at the stern, the comparison with"Titanic" wasn't far off. Sometimes theshotsseemed tobemadein a bathtub withDinkeyToystoys.The aliensdid their best toact aggressively.Butit wasneverthelessquiteridiculously when they were confronted with a human and turned into a friendly E.T.
The reason why those aliens came toearth is notentirely clear. To meit seemedlike it was for them to test whethertheycouldset upa communication line with theirhome planet. Andevery timeI wonderwhyhumanityalways seeks contactwithalife formthat is light yearsfrom here. If they are out there, you can neverthelessassumethat ifthisracecancome over here,they have outclassed ourtechnologyin all areas. Well it's nice that CalZapataremindsus twice that when analien racereacts to the signal and makes contact,this wouldbe likewhen Columbusdiscoveredthe Indians. Except thatwe are nowthe Indians. Oh well, the final result was something like "Top Gun". Again a demonstration of the American superiority in the Military field. And then we also get to see some retired sailors who manage to get a museum piece to work again. And luckily there's even ammunition on board to use. These triggerfinger-grandfathers shoot those aliens back into space so there is a peaceful ending and Alex can ask the Admiral for permission to marry his daughter. That this was going to happen was obvious. But it was still enjoyable to watch this entertaining spectacle (with an empty head). Sometimes it's just that plain simple.