BAT­TLE­SHIP ( M)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

Stars: Tay­lor Kitsch, Alexan­der Skars­gard

Di­rec­tor: Peter Berg

Avail­able: Now on DVD and BD

A movie based on Bat­tle­ship, the board game . . . Hol­ly­wood is off its meds again! What’s next, Con­nect Four: The Movie? How about a fea­ture film on Hun­gry Hip­pos? I shouldn’t joke, they are prob­a­bly in pro­duc­tion. Ob­vi­ously, the game is only a loose in­spi­ra­tion and the ac­tion- packed romp about the earth’s best naval ships bat­tling it out with alien in­vaders is not all bad. It’s throw­away stuff, cheesy and stupid – but it’s a visual stun­ner and as schlocky ‘‘ pop­corn’’ en­ter­tain­ment, it gets the job done.

Ex­tras: ½ Just a video game trailer.

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