Battleship (2012) Movie Review

Battleship, the latest and greatest science fiction naval war movie is out and I had the chance to catch its premiere over at Midvalley the other night thanks to ChurpChurp and Nuffnang. based on the old school Battleship game I used to play, the movie directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson.

Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Battleship 2012

I went in the cinema with a rather high expectation to see something similar to Transformers except this round it will be in the seas. Glad to say, I was not disappointed, as I left the cinema feeling really good that I have caught a good movie, Battleship.

Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Battleship Premiere Screening Passes

Battleship the movie kicks off showing us this 2 brothers, Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) and his older brother Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgård) having an argument over this really funny "chicken buritos" incident. One thing led to another, which got Alex Hopper recruited into the navy by his older brother who so happens to be Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson.

Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Stone Hopper, the older, wiser brother of Alex and Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson.
Alex Hopper, our stubborn, reckless hero who shines like the sun in the end
Alex Hopper, our stubborn, reckless hero who shines like the sun in the end

It was the time of the year where naval ships from all over congregate at the pacific ocean to engage in friendly naval exercise and competition. To summarize in one paragraph the main characters of the movie, check out this excerpt I found off the internet.

Brothers Alex (Taylor Kitsch) and Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgard) are both part of the naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. Stone is the hero, and Alex is a feeble bad-boy with the pretty blonde girlfriend Samantha (Brooklyn Decker) whose father is the admiral (Liam Neeson).

Alex's hot blonde girlfriend in the movie Samantha (Brooklyn Decker)
Alex's hot blonde girlfriend in the movie Samantha (Brooklyn Decker)
Rihanna who plays Cora Raikes, crew mate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones.
Rihanna who plays Cora Raikes, crew mate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones.

Everything goes well, until some alien species from another planet very similar to ours decided to crash land and raise hell. Ironically, it was NASA who attempted and successfully sent a signal to the planet in hopes of establishing communication. Instead of communicating, we get these aliens coming in with some really nifty weaponry blasting everything in their way into bits.

Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Meet the aliens, named "The Regents" in Battleship
Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Their rather awesome ships

It was all about tactics, war strategies, and battleship combat from then on as our heroes find ways to overcome the impossible and brought the fight to these aliens. We had all the usual US gungho spirit, and really good CGI and special effects. All was not drown out by the CGI, as us, the viewers were kept at the edge of our seats in anticipation of what was coming next.

Breathtaking action, with a nice build up of suspense to the climatic ending, Battleship proves to be a really good watch, one movie which I would happily recommend to catch. Don't look too closely on the storyline though, as not everything is crystal clear and explained out in the movie. Personally, I would rate this movie an 8/10.

Do stay back after the credit rolls as there is an after credit scene.

"A very important scene was shown after the credits, it showed Scotland being hit by a fragment of the alien ship while 3 Scottish trying to open it up when another man came and tried to get it open, and when it finally open the alien hand pop out which strongly suggest a sequel. But I don think it is recommended this one had already gave enough of a ride to be tried again. "

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KiD said...

best laaa tengok battleship.. ermmm 8/10 eh? i wanna try to buy that ticket

Tekkaus said...

I'm sure this will be better than Transformers. :D

suituapui said...

Definitely not into this kind of movies. Go ahead, enjoy yourself!

Charlie said...

feel like watching with dad this weekend if he's still in town

FiSh said...

looks like it is suitable for guys but not girls like me :P lol

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[SK] said...

wow, looks like a nice movie to watch!! ok, will put this into my list.. :)

wenn said...

full of suspense..

Unknown said...

Please tell me if this is better than Transformers or Real Steel,,,

Small Kucing said...

Saw the ads. Ya sound exciting

Vickylow said...

Oh yeah the ship really look awesome. Should be very exciting in 3D.

Xue Ren said...

can't wait to watch this in cinema yo! :D

ChrisAu said...

I'm looking forward to,this movie since I saw the trailer months ago!

:: - LoLLy - :: said...

I heard lots of high rating about this movie from you all, wish to go watch it soon. =P

Unknown said...

lol seems like i'm the only one thus far who finds the movie utterly stupid

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Koh Kian Fai said...

oh well :/ the alien is cicak evolve into human shape 1 XD