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Movie Review: Battleship


"Battleship," which is based on the popular board game follows a group of battleships taking on aliens in order to stop their destructive plans. The film follows Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) who becomes a naval officer in order to avoid jail on the advice of his naval officer brother Stone (Alexander Skarsgard). As soon as Alex joins the navy, he finds himself in conflict with his superior Admiral Terrance Shane (Liam Neeson) over his relationship with his daughter Samantha (Brooklyn Decker) who he tried to impress in the incident that led to him getting arrested. During war games with the Japanese, an alien fleet invades Earth forcing the naval fleet to fight them.

This movie is completely unnecessary and should have never been made. Whoever gave the green light to make this movie should have taken a good hard look and shelved the film to make sure it never saw the light of day. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that making a movie based on this board game should happen because I never thought of it as something that is worthy of being adapted into a feature film. I wonder what board game that will be adapted next "Hungry, Hungry, Hippo." The movie recycles the old alien invasion movie cliches and didn't even try to make something new and original. The plot is nonsensical as it isn't very entertaining to watch with its lack of chemistry between characters and completely wastes the talent of actors like Liam Neeson.

© 2020 Nathan Neel

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