Message to U.S. taxpayers: your pricey military technology may be no match for alien Master Chiefs from Planet Goldilocks. Also, Navy-approved commanders would likely get torched early in the conflict, making the world’s only hope a bunch of misfits who deserve to get kicked out of the service.
That’s the appropriate, Pentagon-approved message delivered in Peter Berg’s new movie Battleship, a Hollywood blockbuster with at least a passing connection to the Hasbro board game we all played as kids.
It’s not surprising that a movie who script was allegedly concocted on the fly is a giant mess, but it is surprising that the mess is a lot more entertaining that the sub–Transformers movie a lot of us expected. The free-spirit-who-learns-to-lead plotline is as hackneyed and boring as you’d expect and Taylor Kitsch (who also starred in that John Carter trainwreck) and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker really can’t act a lick, but Berg (who also directed Friday Night Lights) makes sure the supporting cast has interesting things to do. +Continue Reading