Our very own alien Jadoo got his powers from Dhoop. The sun works against the aliens in this one. Based on a board game by the same name Battleship is another addition to the American fascination with aliens attacking the Earth and them saving it. If ever Aliens do attack all we have to do is re watch all these disaster films as part of our survival kit.
Whats it about? This time the major action is at sea. In the midst of a naval exercise alien ships land into the sea and as expected the immature social misfit hero (Taylor Kitsch) who cant even walk up to his girls (Brooklyn Decker) father (Liam Neeson) and ask her hand for marriage has to save the world.
How is it? Good fun
My Take The thing I hate in these alien attack movie are sequences cut into a fast montage. Thankfully director Peter Berg executes the action sequences quite well. The characters are predictable and at times cheesy. Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna are completely wasted in bit roles. Out of the three only Rihanna gets to kick some alien ass and she is quite good at it. Some sequences will make any bollywood movie buff proud. The key word is filmy. Looking at Brookyln Decker I was missing Megan Fox and her running shot in Transformers. After that disastrous performance in John Carter Taylor Kitsch is in good form here. He is on solid ground in saving the Earth rather than saving mars. It is the smaller parts that add to the fun element in the film.
Word of Mouth If you love watching extinction level event movies this one will give you the right amount of adrenaline rush.