Monday, May 28, 2012

I loved Battleship and I'm not afraid to admit it

I did, I loved that movie. There is a good possibility that the two beers I had before hand were what made it so special, in which case I can only urge you to have two beers and then go see a really fun movie.

I think Peter Berg must be a nice guy. All the stuff he does, seems to have such a warm beating heart to it. He takes the time to show the small moments that create not just character, but special character. This is a total action movie, no real surprises, but he gives us little moments with the characters that are special. Different. The winks and nods to the game Battleship were really clever. The bombs, the fact that for a part of the movie the two opposing forces were fighting each other blind - really clever.

Maybe it's my love of Taylor Kitsch that has blinded me to possible flaws in this total popcorn, summer, special effects driven blockbuster. It's possible. I do love him and this movie could have been called Tim Riggins Gets a Haircut and Saves The Planet. Honestly, Kitsch's character even drives the same freaking truck as Riggins. Not joking. And there are some other nods to FNL. All fun, for the four of us in the audience that had actually seen that show.

As a side note did anyone watch Simpson's last night? Lisa wants to be a YA writer but can't actually sit down to do the work so she does all the procrastinating that all of us do, including watching all the season's of FNL. Very funny. A good wink at the YA world.

Anyway - there are worse ways to spend some time. Have two beers and go watch Rigs save the world.

8 comments:

Sinead M said...

it's totally my love of Kitsch, but I'm going to go see it and soon... love that you went to see it on two beers.

Maureen McGowan said...

I loved it too. And I don't always like "blow things up" movies.

My major complaint in many action movies is, while there are tons of explosions, I don't really care. Exploding stuff gets boring. And often I can't tell what's going on.

In Battleship I could tell what was blowing up at any point in time, and I cared about the characters. And all the winky stuff to both the game and to FNL were great. The beers helped.

Missy said...

I totally enjoyed it and I was cold sober at 11:30 in the morning when we went. I love any movies with Navy ships in it and admit I did watch those jets taking off closely. And oh sigh -- Taylor Kitsch -my only complaint was couldn't they have taken off his shirt once or twice more during the battle? Rhianna impressed me too -- definitely has what it takes to move into acting. We also enjoyed the kudos to the survivors of WWII and the Korean war.

Maureen McGowan said...

Missy, Molly and I stayed through the credits hoping to read that the actors were actual vets... But they were just listed as "old salts" in the credits... It was a great idea/fun plot twist I thought. It did make me LOL, "We need to borrow your boat," but that's another thing I liked about the movie: it didn't take itself too seriously.

Maureen McGowan said...

Punctuation...

Just realized that my last comment made it sound as if Missy, Molly and I all went to the movie together. :)

Eileen said...

THere is never any shame in enjoying a big budget explosion type movie.

MJFredrick said...

" this movie could have been called Tim Riggins Gets a Haircut and Saves The Planet."

Can't...stop...laughing!

Okay, you sold me. I'll drag the dh to it. Hey, one of our favorite movies is Independence Day, so, who knows?

KimberlyDi said...

I was a Navy daughter that was lucky enough to hate a trip (hour long) on the ship (don't call it a boat), and felt such nostalgia.

When the old farts marched up to do battle again, I wished my dad could have been in this movie too.

:)

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