|September 30, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Movie Monday, Movie Reviews|
Welcome to Movie Monday!! Where we are hanging onto the weekend just a little bit longer and taking a bite out of the dreaded Monday with a little bit of fun! Movie Monday is a place where you can find movie reviews (by me!), trailers and other fun movie information. The movies are not limited to any genre… look for movies old and new… and feel free to leave a comment to tell us if you watched the movie, loved it, liked it or would rather never see it again! You can even recommend one to us all!
So let’s get to the movie!
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adaptation, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language)
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard
Synopsis (courtesy of http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/battleship-2012/# )
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on 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 Skarsgard 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.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.
My Review (courtesy of me)
When I rented this I had a basic idea of what it was about but nothing really concrete. Sure, I have seen the Battleship game in stores but I actually have never played that one… lol. Something about the coordinates (Coordinates = numbers *shudders*) and the ships just didn’t appeal to me. But I heard that is was a good movie so I thought “what the heck” and decided to watch it.
I actually really liked this movie. It was full of action and adventure, it had that element of fantasy/sci-fi that I liked and of course, the main character was hot! What’s not to love! Plus, there were boats, aliens and some love… sounds like a good Saturday night to me.
I really like the main character “Hopper”. I thought he was a good mix of screw up and good guy. He played a good lead. I liked the premise that the whole movie (well, the majority of it) took place out on the water with the big naval boats. When I first started it I wasn’t sure I would like it after all because it was military but really it was more about the story than the Navy itself.
The plot moved pretty quickly and there was always something happening to keep my attention. I liked the aliens in this movie, they had some pretty awesome technology and weapons. I will say that I kind of got tired of seeing the boats get blown up… after a while I was like “again?” LOL, but really the action moved so fast that it hardly mattered. I mean the movie was about battleships. J
I think this movie has a little something for everyone: a storyline of love, of friendship, of determination, action, adventure, fantasy… so I think that most anyone would enjoy this movie (unless you don’t like aliens, lol).
In short, I really liked this movie. I would watch it again. All the actors did a good job and the plot was fun. What’s not to like?
So there you have it. My opinion.