Battleship – I think I’ll pass and let this one just sink on by…
Rated: PG-13 Time: 2:11
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater, Tadanobu Asano,
Jesse Plemons, Peter MacNicol, Josh Pence, Peter Berg, and others
Final Grade: N/A
As much as I really, really enjoy some of the actors in the list of cast in this movie, I think I’m going to pass on going to see it.
Frankly, I’ve had more than enough of Hollywood cranking out yet another schlocky Transformer type creatures from the deep that are hell bent on destroying the earth, starting with most likely New York City and raising as much mayhem and destruction that I’m screaming for Allstate to PLEASE TAKE ME AWAY!
I’m not sure what idiots in Hollywood are insisting that we’re just stupid and more than willing to let them prove P.T. Barnum’s theory of management of the masses for personal profit, but frankly, they’re not going to get any coins from me this time. I’m going to sit this one out. I think I have better things to do with my money.
IF I had ANY reason to believe that this movie had anything like the plot line or mentality of The Abyss, I’d have been there with bells on at the opening. Frankly, I have no assurances and this clearly looks more like yet another Transformers with a new cover. What a waste of time and money.
Hollywood, if you come up with something worth watching, I’ll go, until then, I think I’m going to just find a good book…and read it.
I’m Don Rima, and that’s the way I see it, From Where I Stand.
** ADDENDUM on 6/3/12 **
Well, it would appear it’s official. Battleship sunk. It’s a bomb. So, what were our first hints that this would be the case?
1. Could it be the OVER INTERVIEWING and OVERHYPING of the actors?
2. Could it be that the movie going audience is getting really bored and tired of stupid sci-fi wanna-be flicks of monsters from another planet destroying the world?
3. Didn’t ANYONE think that just perhaps if other life forms are of any intelligence that perhaps the reason they haven’t attempted to contact us is because our stupid movies have us already in total fear of any alien life forms and more willing to kill them without even thinking faster than we would open a cold beer?!
If you actually went to Battleship, click on one of the ads on the right of this screen…go ahead…I dare you… :)