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Battleship (With UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson & Brooklyn Decker

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  That sinking feeling

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Yes, someone actually greenlit the expenditure of over $200 million to make a film based on the board game. And yes, there is a scene where the heroes (the US navy) actually plot their actions using co-ordinates. While the special effects of an alien invasion at sea are pretty spiffy and director Berg handles the mayhem in a coherent fashion considering he is essentially making a Michael Bay movie, the characterisations are equal parts implausible and ludicrous and the ultimate descent into God Bless the USA jingoism makes one yearn for Team America.

  What a pile of rubbish.

| | See all Adogwithmeat's reviews (8)

Don't waste your time or money on this predictable hollywood rubbish. Bad acting, predictable story lines and the usual 'American's vs the aliens'. I am surprised an actor like Liam Neeson signed on for this garbage.


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Absolutely loved it! It won't appeal to those who hate "Gung ho " red white and blue American World Police type movies , but it's 100% entertainment all the way. I love all sci-fi and this is a different idea.

  Quite possibly the worst film of 2012.

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I'm seriously worried at the people who are giving this tripe high scores, it is an absolutely terrible movie and feel sorry for anyone who has spent any money on this trash. The acting is laughable and the cgi is very poor. Avoid like the plague.

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  $200 million budget meets Blu-ray - Booyah!!!!!

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This film is 100% ridiculous and 100% entertaining, its not trying to be realistic its a popcorn movie taken to the max. If you want to see a $200 million dollar budget movie with insane special effects that has a 70 year old Battleship going up against an alien mother ship and unlikely heroes fighting to save the Planet, then this film is for you.

Leave common sense at the door, crank up the surround sound, and prepare to be thrilled.

This is a must have Blu-ray, this is what blu-ray was made for!

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  american codswallop

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if u like a film that makes america look good and win even though the plot line was as thin as ice the acting was dreadfull if u like all that then buy it off me as i wont ever watch my copy again

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  Pearl Harbor for the 21st century

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I bought this on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Being an old so and so Hasbro means my Action Man to me, but this is full of Action, man (sorry for the pun and american title spelling) If you can forget the corny soccer scenes and the lame character build up this starts to grow in tension. The film plays all the top cards used so often in many a film but the way they fall is better than average. The FX are above normal and the soundtrack pumps the film along and being a Hasbro production (a global brand) it does not make all yanks John Wayne clones and every other nation wimps. I like my sci fi alien invasion movies and this is a good all rounder for older kids and adults like me (in their 50's) I bought this on the cheap after not wanting to pay to watch it on Sky in case it was naff. I am pleased to say that this boat rocks and in part plays homage to the days of old and the fact that the world is not always saved by white teethed glam boys who have little focus on life. If you like alien invasion movies this is one to add to the collection.

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  Sinks like a stone.

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Films like Battleship tend to prove something I've suspected for a long time now. And that is, for as much bile as the likes of Micheal Bay and Roland Emmerich recieve for their visual effects popcorn blockbusters..............if it was really that easy to make one to order then Battleship on paper should have been a slam dunk instead of a flop.

But it isn't. It's a wreck instead. Which I guess makes those guys waaaaay more talented than Peter Berg and the folks involved in it as we follow the story of Aliens landing in the Pacific Ocean and rise up, leaving only one ship and her woefully unprepared crew to save the planet from invading hordes and destruction. With a terrible cast making no effort, a ridiculous script and no sense of humour at all it all just makes me want to watch Transformers or Independence Day instead because both are much better made than this. And sure, it might be odd to like those films and be left critical of Battleship......but enjoying a good mindless popcorn destructathon doesn't automatically mean liking them all and this is a badly done one.

However, to give it it's due it has extremely glossy visual effects and you can have fun watching what other films Berg almost directly stole some of his shots from along the way while you watch. It's worth a watch on the visual effects score but little else.

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  Overblown Nonsense.

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Battleship (2012) is an overblown sci-fi thriller starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Liam Neeson.

Battleship is based on the old Hasbro game and that really sums this movie up. This is a really dumb movie. Completely cheesy and totally over the top.

Taylor Kitsch is a weak leading man lacking charisma while Rihanna should stick to singing if this performance is anything to go on. Even the ever reliable Liam Neeson struggles in this movie.

Director Peter Berg (Hancock) steals his action style from Michael Bay delivering a glossy looking cheese fest resembling Transformers crossed with Independence Day.

To be fair to Berg the movie looks polished and some of the action does work but its the script that spoils this movie. The dialogue is awful embarrassing the actors and the plot is laughable.

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  Action stations

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Was hesitant after some of the reviews. Lower scores than transformers films and other of the genre. Have to say I LOVED it. Tonnes if action and big booms. Surround sound earned its pay playing this one. The combat sequences are amazing and way better than transformers. Yes it's not particularly original and the acting is fine but not Oscar winning ( even Rihanna acted well contrary to other opinions ). If you like action scifi I can't see how you wouldnt like this. The blu ray is top notch. And you get iTunes version plus ultraviolet.

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