Spoilers, but who gives a fuck. You probably ain't gonna see this shit anyway.
No one said "You sank my Battleship!" during this film.
Fucking Awesome! It exceeded all my expectations, and I was pretty excited to see this. I'm even gonna say I enjoyed it more that Avengers, which I'm sure will make all of you just think I am drunk and stupid.
What you got here is the best Michael Bay film imaginable, but without him doing it. Shit blowing up, hot chicks, bad acting, classic rock, and more shit blowing up.
The acting was wonderfully wooden. Taylor Kitsch was so bad at his role that you could have put a shrub in his place and it would have had more life and energy. He's like the poor mans Channing Tatum. The blonde chick playing his girlfriend was nice to look at, but hearing her read lines was painful. The navy dude with the prosthetic legs was a little over the top, but acceptable with these kind of films. Even Liam Neeson, in all of his 6-8 minutes on camera was hilarious. He was just there for a paycheck. Bad acting in a film like this is a good thing because you don't want 'acting' to get in the way of the spectacle.
With a budget of over $200 million, you can certainly see where the money went, and it wasn't the actors. The alien crafts were spectacular. The battle scenes in the ocean were awesome. I haven't bought toys based on films in a while, but I need a couple of those spinning ball things, they were cool as hell.
The way they integrated the Battleship game play into the film was ingenious. Using the water buoys to track the enemy ships was smart as fuck.
overall, I thought Battleship was fantastic. I plan on seeing it at least one more time, possible more. If you want to see some spectacular, escapist popcorn flick... see Battleship. I loved it!
I just can't believe that two different studios were willing to take a $200+ million gamble on Taylor fucking Kitsch. The next time he lands a leading role, it'd better be for a straight to video release.
Originally posted by Lord of the ManorI just can't believe that two different studios were willing to take a $200+ million gamble on Taylor fucking Kitsch. The next time he lands a leading role, it'd better be for a straight to video release.
If FOX made a Gambit movie, he'd be involved in losing the studio system a combined half a billion dollars. Which would make him kind of a folk hero to me.
I think the line that some of you are discussing was said in the SyFy rip-off Battleship movie (or a similar line)...at least, that's my recollection based on the commercials that aired during Smackdown this week.
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Originally posted by John Orquiola (via backofthehead.com which y'all should visit)What's worse than shame? Battleship.
Originally posted by Amos CochranIt's bloody, bloody awful. AWFUL.
I disagree with both of you, to an extent. I didn't think it was nearly awful enough. I was expecting something so truly, spectacularly, hilariously dreadful that it would rapidly attain cult status. A celebration of the fact that somebody actually saw fit to not only commission a Battleship move, but also throw northwards of $200m at the project.
Instead we just got a standard issue Hollywood blockbuster that was distinctly below average in almost every conceivable way. There were often times where it was even plain old dull which is just about the worst thing a movie could be.
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Originally posted by geemoneyI think the line that some of you are discussing was said in the SyFy rip-off Battleship movie (or a similar line)...at least, that's my recollection based on the commercials that aired during Smackdown this week.
It's from the board game's old commercials. Witness this one from the late 1960s (hey, did that kid just invent the Nestea Plunge, too?)
Spider-Man 3. X-Men 3. Neither was good, neither failed. But both had name recognition. Now a film without that? Probably going to have to play it safe and suffer as a result. See: Ghost Rider for reference. And that cleaned up too.