Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review OF : Battleship

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Just watched 'BATTLESHIP'. (:

Directed By Peter Berg

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Liam Neeson

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).



The movie was awesome. 

The first time I saw Battleship's trailer on the silver screen, I was thinking "hey, this movie must be somewhat epic." And my comment still stands. Eventhough I was thinking it might be a typical cliche "alien-comes-to-earth-and-destroys-everything-but-humans-fight-back-and-win-the-war" kind of movie, this film is more than just that. The story line & plot was really good. 

The movie starts off as Alex Hopper; a troublemaker who doesn't take life seriously & his brother, Stone Hopper decides to send him to join the navy. The whole movie takes place on the waters of Hawaii. During the international Naval excercise; RIMPAC, they encountered an extraterrestrial-looking structure that crashed into the sea. As they tried to examine it, the structure launched an electromagnetic force-field across the whole of Hawaii, restricting all external contact with it. With only Hopper & his team with a few other countries' marine on the ocean, they try to destroy the alien invaders as well to make contact with the other navy.

As the movie proceeds, each character begins to bring up their character such as Liam Neeson 's character of Vice Admiral Shane, Colonel Gregory D. Gadson's  character of Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales, an Army combat veteran and double amputee and a few others.

As I said, eventhough the story might seem rather simple, in actual fact, it's quite well done, for a movie with this sort of genre.

Battleship have got to be embraced by watching it on the big screens. The graphics, visual fx & sound fx. The action sequences are really good. Lots of explosions too. ( maybe Peter got inspired by Michael Bay :p) 

I actually like how Berg managed to relate the film to the board game's concept. Eventhough the board game features a fleet of ships against another fleet, the movie use the character of the aliens instead. Surprisingly, it actually fits quite good. 

Story & plot of the film was good. As I've stated in previous paragraphs.  
Acting was reasonably good. Eventhough quite a number of reviewers said that Rihanna's acting was below expectations as she lacked expressions & one or two unnecessary lines. All in all, the film's characters were well-driven
Visually, epic & stunning. Although the aliens' ships, weapons closely resembles from Transformers 3, the graphics are really good. Special effects was great. 

According to other reviewers, there is an after-credit scene. So, don't go out of the hall just yet. (which I missed, might try to watch it again! :P )

All in all, the movie is just epic & unique it its genre. Battleship is a must-watch, especially on the big screen. (: 

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 3.5/5
Effects** : 4.75/5
OVERALL : 8/10.



♥ J-O-E-Y ♥ said...

Ahh, so mnay watching the movie. I heard it was good too. thanks for the review. :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@ ♥ J-O-E-Y ♥, haha. no prob! Thanks!! ;D

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)