When an alien planet is discovered with the likeness of Earth and its resources, NASA and other governmental organizations send a message to them to communicate. They didn’t expect the message to be responded with their visit and they land in the ocean near Hawaii. Now it is up to Lieutenant Alex Hooper (Taylor Kitsch) and his Navy crew to protect Earth. With the battleships set, will Earth be a match against the alien intelligence’s firearms?
Omgoodness! I cannot put enough descriptive words in this review on how terrible this film was. I really hate how lazy Hollywood is getting. They throw in an abundance amount of CGI but put in pathetic slots (if any) towards the focus on the directing, acting, plot, back story and others. It’s sad that a bunch of explosives can easily make a blockbuster hit and it’s also sad that consumers allow it to happen. Whatever happened to when we were drawn into a scene giving us mixed emotions as we try to relate to the actors or at least try to understand except for settling for a movie loaded with green screen? To start things off, it took way too long to get to the premise of the film and that’s to see the battleships. The scenes ran too long and just showed too much of Alex and how his shenanigans are wasting away his potential; lame and boring. Too much time was wasting on non-important scenes that weren’t strong enough for the audience to care about. For instance as in most films like this one, Alex gets into a fight with a fellow Navy officer numerous times and when the alien battle starts they band together to survive; lame and stupid. I hated all of the actors and they’re performances, including Liam Neeson who played Admiral Shane (and I’m a big fan of his), but I hated Rihanna the most who played Petty Officer Cora “Weps” Raikes. From what I got, she was supposed to the level headed character that brings relaxing points in the film with her small comedic remarks. Each one of her lines gave me a headache. She talked about nothing and I didn’t believe anything she said even if she said the sky is blue, nothing. Her character was not a necessity and should not have been included in the film. Not only did she get way too much screen time but her acting was below par. She was probably casted to sell the film just with her appearance but that was also a failure because her appearance just seemed like she was trying too hard to be an actor and looked to be having a hard time with the short lines she was given; like I said a waste. I hated the script, the directing, the location and the CGI. All of them nearly put me to sleep several times even through the action scenes. I desperately hope there will not be a part two because I would suggest to just play the game to get more entertainment. All in all, I will never see this film again. Rating: ½ star, yes that’s correct half a star!