Wow.. what a mess of a film. Great visuals aside, the film was a total embarrassment.
Terrible plotline, worse-than-wooden acting, shoddy direction, weird editing, Liam Neeson looking suitably embarrassed to be there, RIhanna also looking embarrassed despite oddly being invited to the film for no real reason.. overall it was a complete and utter shambles.
What's really frustrating is that they can make a film that looks so good (very good CGI) yet totally neglect the script or direction. What were the studio executive producers doing.. surely they oversee the project?
Oh yes, Taylor Kitsch must be the worst male lead since Jake Gyllenhaal. He messed up John Carter and he messed up here as well. He plays a jobless loser who's brother tells him to join him in the navy and next minute he's an officer commanding the fleet (or so it seems!). The plot was odd from start to finish. I could come up with better whilst half asleep.
Overall, great visuals.. but the film is let down by a terrible plot and shocking acting. Worth a watch for the visuals I suppose.