in about 100 words or less
US 131m, Colour
Director: Peter Berg; Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
Battleship is a ridiculous big budget special effect filled science fiction movie that is tenuously based on the Hasbro board game of the same name. In what appears to be little more than a two-hour recruitment video, Battleship is a ridiculous cliché ridden production complete with trite dialogue and a script that resembles a video game. The huge budget was seemingly spent on little more than special effects which looked suspiciously like Transformers, but not nearly as interesting (Klaus Ming April 2013).