Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Battleship (2012)

Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano. 131 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Sci-Fi.

This was the first time since Napoleon Dynamite where while watching a movie, I went from NoMo, to Soso, to Mojo. Similar to the Total Recall remake, wasn't as bad as the critics said, and similar to 2012, manages to become what it's destined to be: a fun summer blockbuster with lots of excitement and explosions. Some (or most) parts are brainless beyond belief, but does make an attempt for some Prometheus-like sci-fi logic (if there is such a thing), and the board game inspirations are absolutely ingenious. I know Rihanna's part is a throwaway (among others), but hey, that's Hollywood.

PS #1: Thank you, Farshid, for recommending this a long time ago. I guess I should have watched it sooner.

PS #2: Wait till the very end - there's a post-credits scene.

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