Battleship is getting torpedoed by movie critics. It’s what they do. The movie is far from perfect, and is a lot better than I thought. I’m fully aware the dialogue in the movie had challenges. But here’s one of my pet peeves: Rudeness in movie theaters. When a lousy line is uttered, I just kinda roll my eyes & think to myself, “That was so cheesy.” But again, this is me, thinking to myself.
I can’t stand when someone, who gets to see these movies for FREE has the tenacity to outwardly laugh at bad dialogue. It’s the most selfish thing you can do in a movie. It serves 2 purposes: (1) You’re attempting to show everyone how smart you are & you know a bad line when you hear it. (2) It pulls anyone out of the film who’s enjoying it.
Regular movie going folks with enjoy Battleship. Based on the 1931 Hasbro game, it has less to do with real strategic war at sea & more to do with aliens taking over Earth. I will say the sound design was perfect. On the other hand, it feels like whole scenes were lifted from other movies like, “Officer & A Gentlemen,” “Independence Day,” and of course, “Transformers.”
Battleship is a long journey from perfection, but I still had fun. My favorite thing about the movie were the ‘Old Salts,’ World War II vets who actually served on the battleship USS Missouri was very cool. Rated PG-13. You can follow me on Twitter @leoquinones