A signal is sent to deep space from a research centre in
Hawaii which provokes a
very hostile reply from an Alien race.
The aliens arrive (with devastating effect) during a worldwide naval exercise which happens to be taking place in
Hawaii, the focal point of the invasion.
Soon a motley crew of sailors, led by a former delinquent, find themselves
cut-off and alone against an overwhelming enemy force.
This film was much maligned on its release but isn’t half as bad as I was expecting, in fact it’s bloody good fun. The aliens obvious technological superiority threaten mankind with extinction and in true Independence Day style a group of unlikely heroes attempt to save the day.
Based on the family game this even manages to include a grid reference and the words “miss” and “hit”.
Battleship is cheesy, predictable and way over-acted but it’s an entertaining special-effects laden war film which is far superior to the likes of
Los Angeles and
Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended.