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Battleship sinks 

"Loud, wet and dull"? Sounds like your mother! Eyyyy

Liam Neeson sadly does not shout, “You sunk my battleship!” in this two-hour long Navy commercial based on a board game. Instead, Neeson sadly sits most of Battleship out while Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), and Rihanna (the singer) fight alien invaders off the coast of Hawaii. Tranformers-eque destruction, all clangs and booms, follows. The aliens, who in the brief glances we're given appear to be hairless mole people, seemingly come to Earth to wipe out technology. Though that point, like so many elements, remains unclear. Brief references to the classic game bring some levity to the otherwise super-serious plot. Peg shaped missiles, and an electronic “grid” used to fire on radar blocking targets are suitably absurd. As is a last-minute rescue from some tough-as-nails 80-year-old combat veterans. But otherwise, Battleship is just loud, wet and dull.

Rated PG · 131 min. · 2012
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Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber
Producer: Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Brian Goldner, Bennett Schneir, Jeffrey Silver and Scott Stuber
Cast: Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Peter MacNicol, Jesse Plemons, Josh Pence, Tadanobu Asano and Gary Grubbs


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