Battleship

Battleship

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Battleship

An alien race decides to turn the earth's oceans into their own personal power generator, and it's up to Liam Neeson and pop-R&B singer Rihanna to lead the world's naval defences against the space invaders. 

Loosely based on the Milton Bradley boardgame Battleship. From the director of Hancock.

2012Rating: M, for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language131 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Overlong and underwritten even by the standards of summer f/x extravaganzas, this Battleship will nonetheless float with many on the strength of its boyish, eager-to-please razzle-dazzle.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Nigh-on two hours of gale-force military fetishism, a script set to soundbite, and stratospheric levels of product placement.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

If you found Transformers just a touch too subtle, this big dumb puppy of a film is for you.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An effects-laden extravaganza with as much weight as sea spray.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Miss.

2.0
0

Great effects, good for a laugh in parts, and our own John Tui does an admirable job. A good watch for what it is...and we all know what sort of movie this is before you even go into the theatre...so no point in being disppointed by it. It doesn't get any better than NZ's own John Tui throwing over a vending machine in slow motion on the deck of a...

3.0
0

Hasbro have previously brought two of their many toy lines to the silver screen, both proving highly lucrative in the movie market. "Transformers" became a runaway success and trilogy, with another already lined up for the future and G.I Joe showed it's worth and has a sequel releasing soon. With these franchises showing they can make a good run at the...

2.0
0

It's fantastic! The plot is straightforward and makes perfect sense apart from one unimportant detail. Also, the aliens aren't the usual indiscriminately murderous sort - they only fire when fired upon. They even look like aged aliens because of the length of their space journey. The ships at sea are spectacular, especially the Missouri - probably the last...

0

If there is any film director that is potentially following in the footsteps of Michael Bay, that director is Peter Berg. I stress the word "potentially " considering Berg's feature film work isn't particularly bad nor are any of them memorable. The films which spring to mind in Berg's cannon where Bay-esque sentiments come to the fold are notably Hancock...

2.0
0

I wish I could give it minus 10 stars! The whole idea of this movie is so stupid, based on the board-game... I only saw this in a moment of weakness and I vow to never be this weak again! The acting was terrible but the main problem was just that the whole story was stupid and didn't make sense! I beg you not to waste your money on this horrific excuse for...

1.0
0

Take 'GI Joe' and 'Transformers' and an ancient, pre-digital, pre-video, pre-tty dull boardgame like Battleships and this is the sorry excuse for entertainment that you get. Big, brash and braindead. What next? 'Snakes & Ladders' the movie, starring Bruce Willis, The Rock, Angelina Jolie and Justin Bieber? 'Noughts & Crosses' in Imax 3D? Embarrassing to see...

1.0
0

Battleship Imagine if you can 'Battlefeild LA' (on the water) mixed with a little 'Transformers' and is soooo HASBRO... Im sorry but really, was this meant to be a comedy or serious? It was just too good at being bad. I liked Taylor Kitsch in 'John Carter' yet in this film, along with Liam Neeson it doesnt stand too tall, infact nearly falls flat on its...

1.0
0

Sitting in the theatre last night, a line from an old Tool song was rattling around in my brain. "One great big, festering, neon distraction" was used by the band to describe the state of California, but the description couldn't be more apt for Peter Berg's BATTLESHIP. A deafening, blue and orange military recruitment tool, the film can't even sustain its...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Overlong and underwritten even by the standards of summer f/x extravaganzas, this Battleship will nonetheless float with many on the strength of its boyish, eager-to-please razzle-dazzle.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Nigh-on two hours of gale-force military fetishism, a script set to soundbite, and stratospheric levels of product placement.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

If you found Transformers just a touch too subtle, this big dumb puppy of a film is for you.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An effects-laden extravaganza with as much weight as sea spray.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Miss.

2.0
0

Great effects, good for a laugh in parts, and our own John Tui does an admirable job. A good watch for what it is...and we all know what sort of movie this is before you even go into the theatre...so no point in being disppointed by it. It doesn't get any better than NZ's own John Tui throwing over a vending machine in slow motion on the deck of a...

3.0
0

Hasbro have previously brought two of their many toy lines to the silver screen, both proving highly lucrative in the movie market. "Transformers" became a runaway success and trilogy, with another already lined up for the future and G.I Joe showed it's worth and has a sequel releasing soon. With these franchises showing they can make a good run at the...

2.0
0

It's fantastic! The plot is straightforward and makes perfect sense apart from one unimportant detail. Also, the aliens aren't the usual indiscriminately murderous sort - they only fire when fired upon. They even look like aged aliens because of the length of their space journey. The ships at sea are spectacular, especially the Missouri - probably the...

0

If there is any film director that is potentially following in the footsteps of Michael Bay, that director is Peter Berg. I stress the word "potentially " considering Berg's feature film work isn't particularly bad nor are any of them memorable. The films which spring to mind in Berg's cannon where Bay-esque sentiments come to the fold are notably...

2.0
0

I wish I could give it minus 10 stars! The whole idea of this movie is so stupid, based on the board-game... I only saw this in a moment of weakness and I vow to never be this weak again! The acting was terrible but the main problem was just that the whole story was stupid and didn't make sense! I beg you not to waste your money on this horrific excuse...

1.0
0

Take 'GI Joe' and 'Transformers' and an ancient, pre-digital, pre-video, pre-tty dull boardgame like Battleships and this is the sorry excuse for entertainment that you get. Big, brash and braindead. What next? 'Snakes & Ladders' the movie, starring Bruce Willis, The Rock, Angelina Jolie and Justin Bieber? 'Noughts & Crosses' in Imax 3D? Embarrassing to...

1.0
0

Battleship Imagine if you can 'Battlefeild LA' (on the water) mixed with a little 'Transformers' and is soooo HASBRO... Im sorry but really, was this meant to be a comedy or serious? It was just too good at being bad. I liked Taylor Kitsch in 'John Carter' yet in this film, along with Liam Neeson it doesnt stand too tall, infact nearly falls flat on its...

1.0
0

Sitting in the theatre last night, a line from an old Tool song was rattling around in my brain. "One great big, festering, neon distraction" was used by the band to describe the state of California, but the description couldn't be more apt for Peter Berg's BATTLESHIP. A deafening, blue and orange military recruitment tool, the film can't even sustain its...

1.0
0