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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:12 AM

I watched the movie Battleship tonight....

Got sucked in as I was dong my breathing treatments.

It's not an Oscar winning movie by far but it a cool premise about a off course alien patrol who need the communication sites in Hawaii to call for help.

That's all you need to know. The special effects are good, sometimes I think I am inside a video game instead of watching a TV these days, but to each generation it's own.

If you got some time to kill it's not a total waste.

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Reply I watched the movie Battleship tonight.... (Original post)
WCGreen Feb 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
WCGreen Feb 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #3
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #5
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #6
Vestigial_Sister Feb 2013 #7
WCGreen Feb 2013 #9
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #8
WCGreen Feb 2013 #19
Ratty Feb 2013 #10
lunatica Feb 2013 #11
lame54 Feb 2013 #12
graywarrior Feb 2013 #13
WCGreen Feb 2013 #14
graywarrior Feb 2013 #15
WCGreen Feb 2013 #16
graywarrior Feb 2013 #17
Bosso 63 Feb 2013 #18
benld74 Feb 2013 #20
Angleae Feb 2013 #21
benld74 Feb 2013 #22


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:22 AM

2. yep

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:25 AM

3. Cool, thanks!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:35 AM

4. Hmmm...I may have to check it out.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:36 AM

5. It was OK if you have some time to waste.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:53 AM

6. I saw the trailer. I liked how they made the big alien projectiles that slammed into the ship

look like the pieces from the game.

I mean, I got the feeling it was done with a bit of self-awareness, tongue in cheek. So that's cool.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:03 AM

7. They weren't off course...

WE sent a transmission to their 'Goldilocks' planet that we had discovered. The civilization then sent their military bad-asses to check us out and to take the first step of colonization. If they had been able to transmit back home that they arrived and the party had started our civilization would have been SOL.

I had to fast forward to the alien arrival...the beginning was hokey with poor acting. Still fun to see how others visualize aliens.

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Response to Vestigial_Sister (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:24 AM

9. I was watching it while cleaning up the kitchen so missed that

part.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:50 AM

8. "It's not a total waste"

hahaha

I don't think the production company is going to quote you in a blurb.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:00 PM

19. Sometimes thats all it takes to veg out....

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:09 PM

10. I saw it too

Knowing I would regret it. Special effects were cool and you know, sometimes that's all I need to make me happy. I liked how they finally kinda linked in to the Hasbro game a little bit by showing the alien ships leap-navigating a grid and having to predict where and when they'll land before sending their bombs off.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:07 PM

11. If you like action and special effects it's worth looking at but

every one of the main characters are incredibly shallow and 2-dimensional, uninteresting and forgettable. The vaguely memorable ones are the sandy haired communications guy who said repeatedly that they were all going to die and the Black guy with the prosthetic legs. Character development was thrown out entirely in favor of special effects.

But I have a problem seeing why the alien ships had to hopscotch and leap frog on the surface of the water. Didn't they just fly through space and the earth's atmosphere? It seemed like a really fucked up way to navigate, take aim at our side and shoot weapons.

Their weapons were awesome though.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:58 PM

12. I'm waiting for Hungry Hungry Hippos - The Movie

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:01 PM

13. It sucked

Can't believe I watched the entire thing.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:08 PM

14. All I saw was the last hour or so....

So I wasn't bothered by tedious backstory stuff, just a whole bunch of pretty good special effects.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:19 PM

15. Actually, Rihanna was the best one in the entire film

SE were pretty awesome.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:34 PM

16. I had no idea that was Rihanna...

She was spunky.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:35 PM

17. I know! She's so military.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:34 PM

18. It was a "good" bad movie.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:43 PM

20. I could be mistaken but,

when the wife and I were in Hawaii for our 15th, 16 yrs ago, we went aboard the Missouri. COuld have sworn they said it was mothballed,,,,

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Response to benld74 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:54 PM

21. 16 years ago she was in active service.

Decommissioned in march of 1998.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM

22. My math was bad, 15th was right, but it was in 2002.

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