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Candice Bergen gave a sterling performance (she indicated that she might have trouble with her lines, owing to a previously undisclosed stroke), and Eric McCormack (of Will and Grace) did a fine job in portraying his character with the externals of John Edwards and the internals of Rick Santorum. Angela Landsbury and James Earl Jones alone, are worth the price of admission--which is a lot.
Med weren't laughing.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 18, 2012
"Battleship": Sinks Under Its Own Weight - "Before anyone gets all high and mighty about films based on board games (planned for 2013: Adam Sandler's "Candy Land"), let us recall that "Clue" really wasn't that bad. Bits of it were even good - especially when Madeline Kahn described the flames of hatred engulfing her head. Sadly, Kahn is nowhere to be found in "Battleship," a humongous alien-invasion flick based on the plastic-pegged Hasbro naval guessing game. It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito. It features Taylor Kitsch wearing many more clothes, and maybe one more facial expression, than he did in 'John Carter.'"
And to think that the State of Hawaii gave the producers millions of dollars in tax credits for producing this Crock O'Schitt, which allows the lamentably-named Taylor Kitsch the opportunity to once again live up to his monicker.
This egregious waste of celluloid should be an embarrassment for all concerned. Honolulu would've fared far better had Taylor, Liam Neeson & Co. allowed our fair city to be conquered by the space aliens.
That's what these movies are, and they'll keep makin' em, as long as people keep ponying up for tickets..
It was cute, a bit too much cheese in places, but cute. I'll be seeing Battleship probably at the drive-in. I will endure it for Josh.