(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
Whilst trying not to give the plot away, as an ex Naval Lieutenant myself and also losing an older brother, this actually nearly had me in tears. I'm also partial to a sci-fi and an action thriller. So basically if Carlsberg made films...
I'd thoroughly recommend watching it. Great film.
- a sign of the lack of seriousness with which this movie rightfully takes itself .. Wasn't expecting much from this so it overachieved for me - the people are 2d all the way but that's the way with these movies, emotions and event impact exist in expressed words but in no other more real and tangible form, all very plastic .. But you get the feeling the film maker knew this and just ran with it creating decent speed and affable characters with which to side which is all the audience is required to do other than check their thoughts at the door. Limitations accepted much better than expected, than other recent movies of its type and arguably any film based on an old board game has right to be
A unique take on a common plot, excellent photography courtesy the cooperation of the US navy, quick and believable dialogue, excellent effects, an excellent soundtrack and the final battleship payoff combine to make a re-watchable film.
Allot of things don't make sense in this story either! Sending a message across the galaxy in order to seek life? Don't you realize that there might be hostile aliens, and you can't just assume that they could be friendly? Ever think about that Mr. Scientist!?
As for sex appeal, Brooklyn Decker is hot, can't deny that, but her romance with our protagonist Stone, felt forced and they shared zero chemistry, and only love each other because of their looks! Ugh! She had no character whatsoever, because she was just eye candy, that's it!
As for Liam Neeson, he was alright, but his role wasn't enough to make this film good!
This could have been so much better than it turned out to be! I think that I would stick to the film "Real Steel". For this? PASS!
of good Navy action and has a great ending. Appropriate Friday Night family movie after the game with a pizza. Don't listen to the stuck up snob critics who think "everything has to be award winning to watch". Just get ya a pizza, some popcorn, a 2 liter and have a great time watching with your family.