Who Sunk Their ‘Battleship’ At the Box Office?

by on May 6, 2012

in Entertainment

'Battleship' movie poster

I was just taking a look at some early reviews of the Taylor Kitsch starring sci-fi movie, Battleship.

Battleship is due out in the United States on May 18th, 2012.  It’s already opened overseas and made $170 million in the higher-priced ticket foreign market.  But early domestic reviews are starting to come in and they aren’t looking good at all!

Reviews for Battleship (??????? ???, Battleship – A Batalha dos Mares, Savas Gemisi: Hedef Dünya) are calling the movie

  • The dullest alien movie ever and a soggy mess.
  • Overlong and underwritten.
  • Visual effects are countered by movie cliches and bad dialogue.
  • Overextends its welcome by half an hour.

Hmm, and to think, I was toying with the idea of going to the movie when it comes out here.

Now to conflict the professional reviews, IMDb user reviews are giving the movie a 6.4/10 after 18k votes.

Normally, in my book, that’s a good enough number to consider a movie.  I guess I’ll have to wait for some more reviews from critics I trust to come out.

You can check out the early reviews over at Movie Review Intelligence.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Capt. Obvious May 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

Yo… Bri… did you even read those “48%” reviews over on “RT?” LMAO…

Bruce Simmons May 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hey Brian,

First up, check out that I singled out MovieReviewIntelligence site where they put up some of the earliest PROFESSIONAL reviews.

Then, take note how I balanced out the perspective talking about how it’s rated better on IMDB than what these other critics are saying.

Then there’s that closing statement I hid at the end of the article saying that “I guess I’ll have to wait for some more reviews from critics I trust to come out.”

I’m guessing you’re not a regular here, so that’s cool, because then you’d know that you are preaching to the choir… or you may have seen on occasion when I repeatedly trash on professional critics as “writing for themselves and to each other, rather than to the audience.”

So we do agree.

But hey, thanks a ton Brian for your input and instant attack without reading the entire piece all the way through.

Brian May 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

So you’re one of those shallow fools who go by the whims of a bunch of strangers who get paid to watch a film, giving them more power than they deserve and inflating their egos even more? Funny how you singled out some of the harshest comments you could find, even though its currently sitting at 48% of RT, a number that is much higher than a lot of your usual summer blockbusters, not to mention the two Transformers sequels.

No, there’s no hint of your own prejudicial biases in this “article”.

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