U.S.A decides to communicate with intelligent life forms in outer space. Instead, they invite a bunch aliens who are bent to capture Earth. Taylor Kitsch plays a talented yet misguided naval officer who saves the day for mankind and send the aliens back to where they came from. Based on a video game of the same name, the film has a wafer thin plot that is more of an excuse to create heavy duty explosions on screen.
If humungous bombs exploding all over your face is the benchmark to judge a film of this genre, Battleship comes off with flying colors. The action in the movie is spellbinding. Superbly executed fights and very Transformer like aliens keep you glued. The graphics are amazing and for the first time, one wishes the film were in 3D- all this bombing and fighting would have made for excellent 3D entertainment.
However, the film has nothing more than non stop action to offer. The story is non existent. Acting is despicable. Rihaana is wasted in a debut. Taylor, fresh from saving mars in John Carter hams it up while the supporting cast makes a kindergarten play look like a broadway production. The dialogues are unintentionally fun, some scenes, especially where the characters suddenly get into explain-technology-to-illiterate-dumb-audience-mode reminds one of silly bollywood attempts at gadgetry and high end action.
In fact most of battleship looks like a b grade Hindi flick produced by people with huge money to splurge on bombing things off. The film is just like a video game- kill and destroy at the slightest pretext.
Thankfully, the destroying and explosions part is so beautifully executed that despite the imbecilic standards of storytelling, Battleship has a lot of fun to be had.Watch it on a big screen with a huge gang of action freaks- you would have the most explosive time ever.view less