"Bet you can't make a film based on Battleship."

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Finally saw this. It was pants-on-head retarded. Plenty of boomsplosions, but nothing that happened made a lick of sense.

So right up your alley then?

It was actually dumber than I expected.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It was actually dumber than I expected.

The word you're looking for is dumberer.

It was actually dumberer than I expected.

What?! You didn't like the skid/slingshot manouver with Iowa class battleship? Or that 20 old guys can run a 900 crew battleship?

I thought that was actually one of the more clever things, MoonDragon, despite it being plainly impossible.

When do we get the corresponding thread for Hungry Hungry Hippos? Really, I know someone joked about it before, but...

My parents loved this movie, and they claim their favorite shows as Downton Abbey, Justified, Burn Notice, and Kingdom.

That's enough to get me to watch it.

I enjoyed the film when I saw it. Was no worse than Independence Day...

MoonDragon wrote:

What?! You didn't like the skid/slingshot manouver with Iowa class battleship? Or that 20 old guys can run a 900 crew battleship?

[Old Man voice] In my day we used to run a 900 crew battleship with a compliment of 20 men AND with one arm tied behind each of our backs![/Old Man voice]

Puce Moose wrote:

My parents loved this movie, and they claim their favorite shows as Downton Abbey, Justified, Burn Notice, and Kingdom.

That's enough to get me to watch it.

Careful. People without discerning tastes can still like good stuff, but people with discerning tastes cannot necessarily like bad stuff (depending on what kind of bad it is).

Horrible movie. Even when judged as a popcorn flick it fails to deliver. Massive plot holes, aliens as dumb as those in Signs, pathetic pandering, and the same "story" we've seen countless times without even a dash of originality.

I'd rather sit through a Katherine Heigl movie than watch Battleship again.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It was actually dumber than I expected.

You should double down and watch the B-movie, $2 budget knock-off of Battleship staring Mario Van Peebles and Carl "Baby, You've Got a Stew Going" Weathers: American Warships. It's conveniently on Netflix Watch Instantly and borders on so laughably bad that it's kinda good if you've had enough to drink.

I'm not sure my brain could take it.

My favorite? That the enemy projectiles were intentionally designed to look like the game pegs. That and the fact that they can launch missiles at grid coordinates that must span over square nautical miles.