Berto and Kwala Movie Review: Battleship (2012)

Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Peter Berg
Written By: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber

Taylor Kitsch - Alex Hopper
Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd  - Stone Hopper
Liam Neeson -  Admiral Shane
Rihanna - Petty Officer Raikes
Brooklyn Decker - Sam Shane

Berto and I watched Battleship last week. We are not that difficult to please, so even if many (most?) critics bashed the movie, we went ahead and watched it.  An international fleet of naval ships competing in friendly war game exercises against the Japanese off the coast of Hawaii encounter a mysterious alien ship and must work together to battle the invaders. The premise of the movie was promising enough., sadly it did not meet my substandard expectations. 

The movie moved at a snail’s pace in the beginning, showing the bungling misadventures of the movie’s antagonist Alex Hopper (Taylror Kitsch) Action scenes were the highlights of this movie. I also enjoyed the idea that it was adapted from a board game Berto and I used to play when were back in high school, Battleship. 

Taylor Kitsch is good as the lead. He’s good looking and appears very credible when his character seems to be confused, desparate but determined. Feisty Rihanna was also surprisingly good. Although this movie will probably not win her an Oscar, she was ok, especially in the action scenes.  Sadly the great Liam Neeson gave a lackluster performance in the movie.

Our verdict: Kwala: I found it really boring. Even good looking actors and explosive scenes could not save the movie. I left the movie house with a feeling of lack. Like the movie wasn’t supposed to be finished yet…  I also hated the cheesy ending. Needless to say, Berto loved it. (give that guy a movie with bombs and explosions and he’s happy)


Happy walker said...

yeah.. it is nice~ i liked this movie too~ =D

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Berto and Kwala said...

Hi Mr. Lonely, I found the movie a bit boring, but action scenes were great. Not something I'd watch again in the movie house though...

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