Well this is one of my most anticipated movies of the summer and I pretty much got what I paid for. A good popcorn flick to say the least. Based on the board game of the same name, Battleship tells the story of the Navy seals lead by Taylor Kitsch and his crew members (which consist of Rihanna and other folks) defending the planet from an alien invasion. It focuses on Taylor Kitsch's character who is pretty much a fuck up in life and his older brother (played by Alexander Skarsgård) makes him join the service. A few months later, he gets a pretty high ranking in the military, but he still manages to fuck it up. Meanwhile NASA discovers a planet a few light years away, so OF COURSE they make contact with it. Sure enough the aliens show up and wreck havoc, its up to the military to save the world. The movie is pretty cut and dry, what you see in the trailer is pretty much what you see in the movie. Only complaint I have about the movie was that he had a pretty slow build up in the beginning and it kinda drags. The special effects are cool through, and the action is top notch, which is expected. This was also Rihanna's acting debut and she was alright I guess, she barely had alot of lines but she served her purpose. Other then that, the movie was alright for what it is, stay after the credits too, sets up a sequel.
Busby's Review: 3.5/5
Busby's Review: 4/5