“Battleship” is still a fun ride. Best seen on the big screen, it's a summer popcorn flick in every way, but that doesn't make it great. The same can be said for the Transformers movies.
“Battleship” is shot very much like a Transformers film, with similar sound effects and action. However, Berg was trying way too hard to impress with big spectacles, and as a result sacrificed the story.
The plot: A down-on-his-luck everyman named Alex (Taylor Kitsch) is celebrating his birthday, when he tries to impress Sam, played by Brooklyn Decker. He gets thrown in jail after breaking into a gas station and stealing a burrito for her. I guess she was impressed, because we jump to a couple years later, when Alex is in the Navy and they are together.
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