Friday, May 18, 2012

Battleship & Dictator: Busby's Review

Here are some quick movie reviews for y'all...

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 SkarsgĂ„rd) 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 

Sacha Baron Cohen returns with his antics this time he comes as Admiral General Aladeen, dictator of Wadiya the north republic of North Africa.  He comes to America to speak at the U.N. until he gets kidnapped and he gets his beard shaved.  Now he is out in NYC on his own and he is taken in by Zoey (Anna Faris) and works at her environmental shop.  If you enjoyed Borat and Bruno (pause), then you know what are getting yourself into.  I mean the first shot of the movie is a "In Memoriam" picture of Kim Jong-Il.  Cohen is a funny ass dude, and he is not afraid to piss people off with his political jokes.  The movie isn't as good as Borat, but I had a pretty good time, I'm not gonna lie.  It's worth the money.

Busby's Review: 4/5 

~~Mr. Busby~~

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