'Battleship' is a real sinker

If this movie were a ship, it would have to be decommissioned.

The "Battleship" story seems weak and phony.

In the opening of the film, Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) breaks into a convenience store to impress a woman, Sam Shane (Brooklyn Decker).

Alex Hopper's brother, Stone (Alexander Skarsgard), is upset that his younger brother is throwing his life away through dumb decisions.

Meanwhile, the U.S. government is trying to communicate with extraterrestrial beings, and, wouldn't you know, the satellite messages sent get the notice of beings from Planet G.

Suddenly planet G is sending their armed forces and weapons to planet earth.

After his commanding officers die in battle, Lt. Alex Hopper will lead a team to take on the alien warriors.

I will say, singer Rihanna as Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes was about the most believable character in this dreadful movie.

Even Liam Neeson as Adm. Shane was very dull.

The film had a very weak script and a half-baked ending.

"Battleship," the board game, was much more entertaining than this film!

Rated PG-13

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