A new standard has been set for loud, explosive, overlong pointlessness.
My only question: Does the board game Battleship exist in the world of the movie? Or is this an alternate universe where that board game was never invented?
And then: what would a world be like in which the board game Battleship had never been invented?
Filled with wooden acting, judging from the film*...
*Not that I've seen it, going by 2nd hand judgements here
I guessed they'd have a little battleship scene as a nod to the game, but not a full 30 minute sequence featuring ships with pegs!!! WTF!!?!?!
Edited by ElCapitanAmerica - 5/18/12 at 9:56am
To clarify: the aliens fire bombs shaped like the game pegs. They fire at ships, become embedded, then explode.
The thirty minute scene refers to a sequence where they can't see the enemy, and have to rely on a complex radar system that presents a graph of the ocean, with coordinates, not unlike the game grid. So actors have to shout out, "Foxtrot, one, one!" and then someone else yells back, "HIT!" It's exactly like watching someone else play Battleship.
I think I speak for everyone when I say:
"What if destiny was never meant to be?"
Come back myers. Please come back.
Perhaps he isn't here because he is helping to write and produce naval thrillers with alien attack ships and abused pop stars.