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Posted 13 December 2011 - 16:29 #1

Hi all

New film comming out called Battleship.
http://www.battleshipmovie.com/

The standard Earth is invaded by aliens and protected by the US military, Hollywood plot, lots of CGI special effects. Liam Neeson stars so might be OK.

As usual the trailers look good.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 16:34 #2

Great Hollywood Maxim: everyone wants to be first to do something second. Even dumb ideas, apparently :)
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 17:15 #3

Saw a trailer for this a while back and felt sorry for Liam Neeson, I like him as an actor but think he will struggle to make this film anything better than average.

Maybe it was just a poorly done trailer that didn't inspire enough "oh that seems cool", this second one is a little better but still...
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 19:22 #4

"Who's next in charge"... "You are".... Thoughts... What an incompetent fucktard.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 22:00 #5

Liam Neeson is the best actor ever. All you gotta do is kidnap his daughter and he will rock your world. I though the trailer was rather shoddy but I'll still watch it to see my hero in action.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 22:59 #6

IOWA? Looks like they used all the money for guns rather than missiles.

But yeah... (seeing The Bank of China is collapsing)

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:19 #7

Looks like fun :D

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:55 #8

Looks like Independence day 2012! maybe bush will do a cameo with his fighter pilot outfit
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:03 #9

(seeing The Bank of China is collapsing)

Do I see some kind of wishfull US thinking here ;)

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:19 #10

One of these again, eh?
I thought first it's yet another rip-off from asian movies like
Space Battleship Yamato but I guess it's not?

I'll choose the Yamato over this one...
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:30 #11

Great, now they're trying tabletop templates as movie plots? What's next, tag? Hide and seek? I-show-you-mine-you-show-me-yours? hahahaha :D
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:37 #12

)rStrangelove;2071969']Great, now they're trying tabletop templates as movie plots? What's next, tag? Hide and seek? I-show-you-mine-you-show-me-yours? hahahaha :D

There were some pretty good film trailer parodies on CollegeHumor a while back about MineSweeper and Hungry Hungry Hippos. Pretty funny. :D

As for this one... looks like someone rolled Battle LA, Skyline and Independence Day into one big, mediocre film. Sprinkle some Liam Neeson in there for good measure and you have yourself a wonderful dime-a-dozen, run-of-the-mill action flick. It will probably be semi-enjoyable if you turn your brain off before viewing.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 18:01 #13

One of these again, eh?
I thought first it's yet another rip-off from asian movies like
Space Battleship Yamato but I guess it's not?

I'll choose the Yamato over this one...
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@Raynor:
You must be thinking of Gary Oldman, who is the greatest actor?
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In your dreams, there is a reason his last name is old man :P. Though the plot is cliche in that there is an underachieving officer who could be so much more (almost an ode to Behind Enemy Lines) I am sure the action scenes will make up for it. They should have got Michael Bay to direct.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:02 #14

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:07 #15

As for this one... looks like someone rolled Battle LA, Skyline and Independence Day into one big, mediocre film. Sprinkle some Liam Neeson in there for good measure and you have yourself a wonderful dime-a-dozen, run-of-the-mill action flick. It will probably be semi-enjoyable if you turn your brain off before viewing.

Exactly what I thought, same old shit but on water. I would rather watch waterworld while being hit with a bat, seriously.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:03 #16

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I've seen the film and I like it, but it is quite flawed. Namely the script, characters and the plot structure is a little all over the place. The action is quite good and the effects are very well made but I found it to be quite sparse. There's clever references to the boardgame but they don't make the most of the concept. Instead of this being a Battle of Midway type fleet on fleet action. We just get three destroyers going up against three warships. We lose two and so it's just up to one to finish them off before taking on the 'super ship'. It just feels a bit conservative as if they were afraid to go with the concept fully. The bit with the battleship will either be viewed as inspired or utterly senseless. I won't say more on that one. I think Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgård were sorely underused, Rihanna didn't get her clothes off but she got them wet. She was all right actually, not as horrible as I first thought she would be. The alien ships have a slight Transformers feel to them but they're interesting with their missile pegs (yes you heard that correctly). The infantry are like the spare characters of Crysis 1 and 2, but they work. Their motives for wanting to conquer us isn't made clear - was it born out of warmongering or desperation? Quite a few people think who shot first is ambiguous and actually think the US Navy started an interstellar war. I think they were spoiling for a fight and simply wanted to get a good look at our weapons before opening up. There is a fair bit of weapon fetishising so military buffs will be pleased if a little dulled by what's going on in the film. Scriptwise it's a non-floater but the action, the end sequence and the music just about prevent this needing a lifeboat.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 19:50 #17

In your dreams, there is a reason his last name is old man :P. Though the plot is cliche in that there is an underachieving officer who could be so much more (almost an ode to Behind Enemy Lines) I am sure the action scenes will make up for it. They should have got Michael Bay to direct.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 14:51 #18

2/5 ... for the action shots which were too short and often not ideal view angle, for being sci-fi

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 23:37 #19

Did they actually have Liam Neeson reuse his "Fire Everything!" line from A-Team?

Maybe it's that the OFP era community has retired and the CoD community era has begun? Demanding 12 year olds who must have something now


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 00:49 #20

Not quite, but they had him shout down the phone to the Sec Def. Telling him the only way he'd send up a plane into the barrier is if he was the co-pilot, made me smile! Plus when he's on the flight deck of the carrier, he yells to scramble aircraft :D. Only Neeson can pull that off.
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