Battleship Gets Home Video release date, review

While watching this movie, you would imagine it would be hard to forget that it is based on a board game. But with massive blasts, swimsuit models and hip hop artists, it's simple to mentally replace a thousand earlier movies as inspiration rather than the iconic board game.

Battleship follows Alex Hopper (played by Taylor Kitsch) is an irresponsible youngster who after spoiling in his early life, his military brother Stone (played by Alexander Skarsgard) thrusts him to join in the Navy. Stone believes that this will teach Hopper some discipline and shape him into a better person. The two unite in the force, and it's there that they bump into the most dangerous rivals that the navy has ever encountered. They must go confronting each other with a team of aliens who want to capture the world.

It is essentially the typical blockbuster entertainment: it deals in wide strokes with narrative and characters, and depends a lot on action scenes to keep viewers entertained. I do wish there were scenes where the whole force engaged in battle, rather then just a few ships, but as a whole, it is an enjoyable surprise that works well as harmless, B-grade movie enjoyment. Not bad for a flick based on a plot less board game.

Universal Studios will release Battleship on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on August 28, 2012. The home video releases will contain the following bonus materials:

Preparing for Battle
All Hands on Deck: The Cast
Shooting at Sea
All Aboard the Fleet

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