Critic Review - Richard Roeper.com

Big loud stupid dopey shameless cliched overbearing and did I mention stupid?

May 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Comments (25)
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Daniel Wheeler

Daniel Wheeler

but yet you liked it?

May 20 - 03:30 AM

Lauren Huntzinger

Lauren Huntzinger

Best review ever. Did I mention best?

May 20 - 09:16 PM

Erik Jordanger

Erik Jordanger

Love Roeper's reviews. The only way I am paying to see this "movie" is if Liam Neeson says "You sank my battleship!"

May 21 - 10:39 AM

Steven Potgeter

Steven Potgeter

I was hoping he would say that as well. He didn't. I had such low expectations for this film and it still let me down.

May 26 - 08:59 AM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

This is a stupid concept but at least a cohesive story. Roeper called Prometheus BRILLIANT and it doesn't even answer a single question it raises in the movie but the concept was brilliant. So maybe Roeper doesn't actually watch the movies just reads the cliff notes.

Jun 11 - 02:54 PM

G Louis

Gaston Marty


You're absolutely right: In Prometheus all the character's actions, and especially their behaviour makes absolutely no sense, and their behaviour is never explained, sometimes to an absurd degree: A woman walks in naked and all bloody, and nobody acts surprised or even asks her what happened?!

By contrast, everything in Battleship makes more or less sense, is perfectly explained if a bit strained, and the limitation of the action to a few ships and a few Aliens ships is plausible and actually an intelligent way of keeping the action sequences clear and the goals reasonable. Even the most strained aspect of the film, the use of the title's floating museum warship to continue the fighting, is actually based on facts: These ships are really kept on active reserve, and could actually be brought back in action, if maybe not in a day...

Just that tells you what to think of the knowledge of those who think this is just like a Michael Bay film: It isn't...

And they do say "Oh no you won't sink this Battleship", which is a lot more fun than the other way around...

GLouis

Jun 12 - 06:49 PM

Justin Daugherty

Justin Daugherty

What's with you and thinking how realistic the character's actions are is the total trump basis for whether or not a movie is good? Battleship may well have the more realistically told story, but then my actions concerning choosing breakfast this morning is more realistic than it all. Doesn't mean it'd make a better movie.

Jun 17 - 01:59 AM

BSTHEDOG

Sam Scaglione

My gosh, will people shut the hell up about critics who disliked the movie. Your one excuse is, "What were you expecting?" And, "It's cause you don't like fun movies." Well, you should never expect anything from any movie because you'll try to like it and critics like fun movies, just look at every recent Josh Whedon flick (The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers). They both have really great scores and their aim is, "Fun," but they execute it correctly.

May 21 - 02:34 PM

Joseph Chastain

Joseph Chastain

I'd agree with that statement. It also seems most VIEWERS of the movie weren't happy with it, as it has a low audience score on this site, and cinemascore gave it a "B" (B+ is average). It's also bombing, so I think it's safe to say this film isn't popular and probably won't be remembered next year.

May 22 - 03:08 AM

G Louis

Gaston Marty


Does that mean popularity is everything you need to know about the quality of a popcorn movie?

GLouis

Jun 12 - 06:52 PM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

Oh god, not YOU again!

Sep 17 - 06:47 PM

Lloyd Burman

Lloyd Burman

I watched it online.

Horrible.

Don't waste your money seeing it.

May 23 - 09:23 AM

Dietmar De Munter

Dietmar De Munter

No, but you might want to add comma's in between your adjectives to come over less dopey.

May 24 - 09:43 AM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

Comma's? Comma's what? I didn't know commas could possess something. Also, I think you meant 'come off'.

May 28 - 04:14 PM

Charlie Rice

Charlie Rice

you'd have to be an idiot to even go watch this. If you cant tell its a terrible film by the title alone you should just give up life.

May 31 - 11:52 AM

G Louis

Gaston Marty


The title alone.... Right... That kind of says everything we need to know about you as well...

GLouis

Jun 12 - 06:53 PM

Daniel Furfaro

Daniel Furfaro

I won't watch this movie, but that's because of other critical reviews. You gave The Lord of the Rings a negative review, which means that your opinion is irrelevant. You are not even qualified to say that this movie sucks.

Jun 2 - 04:42 PM

David L.

David Lynn

While I personally think Battleship stank the only thing I can comment on Critics is that Star Wars got bad reviews wnen it came out in 1977...nuff said

Jun 4 - 11:29 AM

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

Are you actually comparing Battleship to Star Wars?

Jul 7 - 08:40 AM

Amanda Andrews

Amanda Andrews

North Carolina

Jun 26 - 02:13 AM

Adwitiya Singh

Adwitiya Singh

It was loud fr those who came 2 c a drama, even the similarities that connect the movie 2 the game cant b considerd stupid let alone the story, i enjoyd it a lot. Richard is old, his head is still not out of shawshank.

Aug 6 - 02:43 PM

Death By Teabag

Ay0 Yay0

^ dis is the audience fr the muvie

Aug 28 - 10:14 PM

Pawel Zietek

Pawel Zietek

It's funny because I summed up my short review with: "did I mention stupid"? This is why I will name my son Richard. No, just joking... it will be Joshua.

Sep 1 - 04:12 PM

Matthew Kelley

Matthew Kelley

Stupid, that's the most fitting word. I watched this on a flight recently and it is probably the worst movie I've ever seen. I'm so upset that I even watched it - it was utterly terrible; the dialogue was ridiculous, the acting horrid, and the special effects did nothing to levy this terrible movie. It was so typical; "....oh my, oh no, there's no way in the world we can fight these aliens, it's impossible....!!!" In typical fashion "blockbuster" fashion, the good guys won and the movie suddenly ended. The best part was when it was over. I can't believe how awful this movie is - woefully terrible.


Oct 1 - 05:18 PM

Michael Hirakida

Michael Hirakida

Yes Roeper, your starting to on my nerves...

Oct 8 - 04:56 PM

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