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Top Sci-Fi Films of 2012 #10: BATTLESHIP

Battleship (film)

Battleship (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Number Ten of my Top Science Fiction Films for the remainder of 2012 is Battleship, releasing May 18.  The premise is based on the popular board game, with the addition of aliens, advanced technology, and force fields.

As nearly everyone who saw the original trailer pointed out, this is very much a Transformers clone, and also based on Hasbro products.

The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson, and is directed by Peter Berg.  Since the plot is largely useless even to the movie, I do not feel the need to give a synopsis here, but here is the Wikipedia page with a very detailed plot.

Battleship looks like a good action/science fiction film with tons of great special effects, but does not seem to bring anything original to the table.  Comment if you agree or disagree, and I’ll update once I’ve seen it.

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