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Closet Geek's Avatar Closet Geek 11:16 AM 08-06-2012
For those that have seen it, how does this movie compare to G.I. Joe? "Joe" was one of those mindless gratuitous movies that I didn't mind renting for a buck or two and my girl even enjoyed it on that level. Is Battleship close?

Waboman's Avatar Waboman 07:56 PM 08-06-2012
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I actually enjoyed it, I found it a fun film to watch ( I guess that's what happens when you go in with low expectations ) I could watch it again. The Audio was awesome.

That's great to hear. You know the kind of movies I like, would you say this is blind buy worthy?
Franin's Avatar Franin 08:09 PM 08-06-2012
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That's great to hear. You know the kind of movies I like, would you say this is blind buy worthy?

Ill be honest im going to buy it. I think you will like it, waboman I reckon go for it.
Franin's Avatar Franin 08:57 PM 08-06-2012
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For those that have seen it, how does this movie compare to G.I. Joe? "Joe" was one of those mindless gratuitous movies that I didn't mind renting for a buck or two and my girl even enjoyed it on that level. Is Battleship close?

Closet Geek the movie Id say is a fun film. Dont expect any award winning story but just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 10:36 PM 08-06-2012
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Ill be honest im going to buy it. I think you will like it, waboman I reckon go for it.

That's great, Franin. It seems like a movie I'd enjoy.
Closet Geek's Avatar Closet Geek 08:33 AM 08-07-2012
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Closet Geek the movie Id say is a fun film. Dont expect any award winning story but just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Pretty much what I wanted to know and will fit the bill for what I'm looking for this week. Thanks!
Franin's Avatar Franin 08:03 PM 08-08-2012
I bought the bluray cheap ill watch it again this weekend.
Tulpa's Avatar Tulpa 07:40 AM 08-09-2012
I wonder if the aliens will win this time. confused.gif
Franin's Avatar Franin 07:48 AM 08-09-2012
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I wonder if the aliens will win this time. confused.gif

Ill let you know when i watch it again biggrin.gif
RobertR's Avatar RobertR 10:58 AM 08-11-2012
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Peter Berg took a page out of the Michael Bay playbook and directed a copycat movie, right down to the 'looks' of the female romantic interest and the suspension of ALL belief.
The correct phrase is "suspension of DISbelief", ie choosing not to think about the absurdity of what one is seeing. The way you phrased it makes the movie seem even sillier, ie you buy into NONE of it.
oink's Avatar oink 12:37 AM 11-07-2012
It isn't often I demand my viewing time back, but this is a HORRIBLE movie.

I can't believe how bad it is....
Someone ACTUALLY threw 209m at making this steaming pile?eek.gif

First movie I have seen all year that absolutely, positively deserves a Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.
Morpheo's Avatar Morpheo 05:59 AM 11-07-2012
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It isn't often I demand my viewing time back, but this is a HORRIBLE movie.
I can't believe how bad it is....
Someone ACTUALLY threw 209m at making this steaming pile?eek.gif
First movie I have seen all year that absolutely, positively deserves a Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.

But...but....this is Rhianna's big dreck!

...oh, sorry I meant break, big break! wink.gif
oink's Avatar oink 09:44 AM 11-07-2012
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But...but....this is Rhianna's big dreck!
...oh, sorry I meant break, big break! wink.gif
Seeing her manning a mini-gun on the little inflatable boat was hysterical....and stupid.eek.gifbiggrin.gif

From a > 200m budget, they allocated 4 bucks for the screenplay.
Man, it just doesn't get any more pathetic than that....rolleyes.gif
sog35's Avatar sog35 10:57 AM 11-07-2012
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It isn't often I demand my viewing time back, but this is a HORRIBLE movie.
I can't believe how bad it is....
Someone ACTUALLY threw 209m at making this steaming pile?eek.gif
First movie I have seen all year that absolutely, positively deserves a Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.

movie would have been much better if cut to 90 minutes instead of the tortureous 2+ hours
oink's Avatar oink 11:25 AM 11-07-2012
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movie would have been much better if cut to 90 minutes
FIXED.biggrin.gif
seggers's Avatar seggers 12:02 PM 11-07-2012
So I watched this movie over the weekend. I went into it expecting it to be somewhat mindless drivel. And it was definitely eye candy as opposed to mind candy.

However, I found myself getting into the film, enjoying watching the Army guy come out of himself and the brother (yeah, I have no idea who those characters were - like I said, eye candy...) grow up and take better control of himself.

I do wonder if it is even possible to move a Battleship like that and why on earth did we need to see an alien survivor but otherwise it was an thoroughly enjoyable film. The ending was a bit meh.

I did find it to be somewhat like the first Star Trek reboot, in some odd way. Still, not as bad as I had been previously lead to believe.

Seggers
MovieSwede's Avatar MovieSwede 01:16 PM 11-07-2012
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I do wonder if it is even possible to move a Battleship like that and why on earth did we need to see an alien survivor but otherwise it was an thoroughly enjoyable film. The ending was a bit meh.

Agree, the movie is mindless entertainment. I dont get why Battleship gets bashed and Avangers gets so praised? Neither is Shakespeare material.
oink's Avatar oink 03:16 PM 11-07-2012
It seems like every movie cliche in the book is in this movie.
I kept waiting to hear "Yippie-ki-yay, MF!" at some point.

Not only is the writing horrid, so is the acting....lead by that master thespian, Taylor Kitsch.
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 03:53 PM 11-07-2012
I was mildly entertained by this. The key is to drop your brain functions so low that all you can do is remember to breathe and where your beer is.

Even with this I could NOT figure out why the LFE was so low in this. With all the big impacts the biggest pulse I had in my room was something really innocuous. Been a while so I don't remember specifics, but no excuse for this.
oink's Avatar oink 03:58 PM 11-07-2012
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The key is to drop your brain functions so low that all you can do is remember to breathe and where your beer is.
I tried that....it did not work.
Fredrik's Avatar Fredrik 04:06 PM 11-07-2012
Before watching it I had very low expectations, from friends, forums and so forth.

It's probably the worst movie I've seen this year (haven't seen The Avengers).
Didn't expect much and that is what i got smile.gif

It had about 2 or 3 intersting/funny scenes, the rest were pretty horrible.
It had a kind of interesting concept but since the script is pretty much non-existant it doesn't count for much.

I guess it may work as movie when you're debilitated by a hangover. but other then that........
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 05:02 PM 11-07-2012
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I tried that....it did not work.

Try it again. tongue.gif

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Franin's Avatar Franin 06:27 PM 11-07-2012
I enjoyed it, fun film smile.gif
Distorted's Avatar Distorted 01:17 AM 02-14-2013
Just caught this one while semi-stuperous late night. It is a definite contender for the movie best to mock for continuity/plot hole problems. True, it has no chance of overtaking The Lost World: Jurassic Park in that category, but its deficiencies are the charm of the flick.

What is sillier-
# a message is sent x number light-years away to a planet and aliens show up in response months later
# the token geek confronts one of the impervious alien armored troops in a small trailer, the alien is eyeball to finger with the geek and he escapes unexplained
# the Battleship Missouri is commandeered from use as a museum, yet is armed with cannon shells and powder, and machine guns are armed and ready as well
# the boilers are fired up in minutes
# the Missouri turns so adroitly it heels over, the anchor is drooped in the middle of the ocean and stops the ship in seconds and in a distance of feet
# one shot to the top of a mountain is dead on target executed by people who have zero experience with the ship

Join in the fun, add to the list...
ToneCmdr's Avatar ToneCmdr 07:22 AM 02-14-2013
I guess my expectations were so low that I actually liked the movie once I saw it. It was cheesy, illogical and full of cliches but it was fun. It was like a live action anime. However, if I'd actually paid money to see it in a theater, I'd be furious.
archiguy's Avatar archiguy 07:27 AM 02-14-2013
Hmmmmm.... Brooklyn Decker. Yum. Did someone say there were battleships 'n stuff?
Closet Geek's Avatar Closet Geek 08:21 AM 02-14-2013
Actually had some down time last night so watched my dvr recording. I had no high expectations going in but the first 20 minutes of the movie were IMO the worst. It was all so pointless and I felt like they were trying to generate the same kind of humor as was done with Thor when he first arrived at Earth. Thor worked. This one didn't. Pretty much after the soccer game it just became mindless fun for me. I won't be buying it or going out of my way to watch it again but it's good enuf to have it on while I'm folding laundry or something.

To add to the list of "no way's".....where were the submarines? And you get command of your the boat of your choice just like that? But then again, "the slacker" did enlist as a ranking lieutenant so why not, lol!

When is Battleship 2 coming out? biggrin.gif
Mr.G's Avatar Mr.G 08:54 AM 02-14-2013
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And you get command of your the boat of your choice just like that? But then again, "the slacker" did enlist as a ranking lieutenant so why not, lol!

No Way - Unless the criminal charges in the store break-in were dropped there is no way he would have been permitted to become an officer in the US Navy.
archiguy's Avatar archiguy 12:43 PM 02-14-2013
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When is Battleship 2 coming out? biggrin.gif

There was actually an epilogue, longer than most of its kind, that ran after the credits had completely finished. Looks like they left the door open. Don't know how many people waited around to see it. Masochism does have its limits. tongue.gif
Closet Geek's Avatar Closet Geek 01:50 PM 02-14-2013
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There was actually an epilogue, longer than most of its kind, that ran after the credits had completely finished. Looks like they left the door open. Don't know how many people waited around to see it. Masochism does have its limits. tongue.gif

Yeah, I saw that and that's why I asked that question (in jest). Of course they left that door open, just in case they managed to accidentally make a mint on this one.
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