Saturday, May 19, 2012

Movie Review: Battleship

Battleship is a science fiction film based on a naval war, so you know, I simply have to both see and review it because I have my roots in the sea. NO SERIOUS SPOILERS BELOW.

As with most sci-fi films, this one begins with scientists dabbling in matters better left alone. In 2005, NASA discovers an extrasolar planet with conditions similar to those found on Earth. On the off chance that the planet contains intelligent life, NASA transmits a powerful signal from Hawaii, boosted by a satellite in Earth orbit. 

Five alien ships arrive in response to the NASA signal. One ship collides with the satellite and crashes into Hong Kong. The others land in the ocean near the Hawaiian Islands and erect an impermeable barrier. Thus begins an epic naval battle pitting the invading alien host against the few, but determined, defenders of Earth.

Because the ship that crashed into Hong Kong was their communications ship, the aliens seize the NASA comms satellite and attempt to phone home.

In 2005, a talented but undisciplined slacker, attempts to impress a woman by getting her a chicken burrito by breaking into a convenience store. So begins the love story that is fleshed out in 2012 during the alien invasion. 

Typical eye candy - not that it's a bad thing.

The aliens are 'all thumbs', which may account for their eventual demise at the hands of the clever and naturally superior Earthlings.

I liked it - but I find these sorts of movies to be entertaining. It's a boy movie and even though I'm getting older, I am at heart, still a boy.


WoFat said...

Movie? Somebody made a movie without John Wayne in it?

darlin said...

LOL @ WoFat!

LL not my type of a movie but I'm glad to hear you liked it. There's nothing like a good movie to get lost in, even if only for moment or two.

Azra said...

Both my sisters watched it, one loved it and the other hated it LOL. Sci-fi is not my favourite Genre. Sarcasm is though :)

LL said...

WoFat - I must admit that the war with the aliens wouldn't have gone on nearly as long if John Wayne led the Earth's defenses.

Darlin - What's not to like? There is love between a good looking man and a good looking woman. All that stands between their relationship is a hoard of aliens.

Azra - Sarcasm?

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