Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R
I actually laughed at Battleship's fail. It is a direct repudiation of cynical Hollywood and its neverending quest to milk/franchise-tag anything. Also, Taylor Kitsch's leading man movie career is over. Hollywood may tolerate one big budget flop but not two in a row. Any movies he's cast in from this point on will be in a supporting or bit role. Look to Josh Lucas for proof.
I guess they will think long and hard before we see Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Hungry Hungry Hippos movies.
Battleships main problem is the aliens have come to take over the world plot has been beatin to death. With the likes of skyline, battle los Angeles, the darkest hour, add just about any alien take over movie in the last 10 or so years.
We get some gems like district 9, attack the block, monsters, but these are different movies then aliens are here to take over. The aliens in battleship don't attack on a large scal an just take over a small area. Major flaw is they clearly have the technology to not even be touched by us but that wouldn't make much of a movie. For me I watched it n found it enjoyable for a mindless popcorn movie. I didn't go in expecting a masterpiece so I was entertained.