Aliens invade earth after receiving a signal from NASA. But the crew of the John Paul Jones and their comrades engage the attackers in a vicious sea battle. So the Americans and Japanese navies join forces in a fight for the survival of the human race.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson.
Directed by Peter Berg.
Written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber.
Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Brian Goldner, Duncan Henderson, and Bennett Schneir.
Genre: Action Sci-Fi Thriller. Check out all our reviews at www.justseenit.com
As a visceral thing, the idea of making board games into Movies offends me on so many different levels. Its shows how creatively bankrupt Hollywood has become that they think that because people play a game like Life, Chutes and Ladders, or Monopoly that somehow there is material there for a movie. When I heard there was a Battleship movie, based on the Hasbro game, I was not enthused. Then I saw the first trailer and thought, hmm. Could this movie possibly be better than it has any right to be?
Suppose you had to choose one movie to represent all of the 1990s? What would you pick? How about the 1970s? This week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we tackle that very question having each of the hosts choose one movie per decade, from the 1960s to the 2000s, to place into a hypothetical cinema time capsule. Listen to what they picked, and why, and make sure you write us with your choices as well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After that, we have a whole slew of quickies, including some interesting news regarding Fast Six, the Blade Runner sequel, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, a rival Steve Jobs biopic, and more!
We then close out with GeekScholar Fox’s rant, we mean review, of Battleship, along with next weekend’s box office preview.
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Battleship is Battle Los Angeles with character we can care about and a sense of humor. It takes the standard alien invasion flick and rejuvenates it by giving it a tenuous connection to a popular Hasbro board game and adding some twists of its own.