‘Battleship’ Takes Action

Battleship.jpgThose of us able to remember strategy games of the pre-Internet era might recall the two-person contest “Battleship.” Following in the steps of the hugely successful franchise created from an amusement park ride (Pirates of the Caribbean), Erich and Jon Hoeber crafted a screenplay whose roots lie in a child’s game. While kids can be wowed by the movie’s special effects, adults might find additional entertainment in catching the hints throughout Battleship that hark to the game. Director Peter Berg, who also helmed Hancock, can be seen in front of the cameras for a small, unnamed part as JPJ 2nd Gunner. With just a word of caution about the movie’s violence, KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Anthony Aranda (age 9) gives it enthusiastic approval and says, “I think kids age 10 and up would love this movie … because it has so much action.”

Battleship
Reviewed by Anthony Aranda
(See his full review on video.)

This movie was awesome. I love it because it has a ton of action, lots of funny parts, and suspense.

The main characters in the movie are Alex Hopper (played by Taylor Kitsch), Sam (Brooklyn Decker), Cora (Rihanna) and Yugi (Tadanobu Asano). My favorite character is Alex Hopper because he is really funny and brave. He wants revenge on the aliens attacking them because they hurt his brother.

This movie is about Alex Hopper, who joins the Navy because he needs to get his life together. Yugi, the captain in the Navy, doesn’t really like Alex because he thinks Alex won’t be any help to them. Alex goes out on a destroyer to look for other boats and they come across a large mass in the water. That’s where they find the aliens and then start fighting for their lives.  AnthonyAranda_190x250.jpg

My favorite part in the movie is when Alex Hopper tries to get a burrito for a girl he likes named Sam. The kitchen is closed, so he goes through a lot of trouble to get her this burrito. It’s really funny because he falls down a few times and then gets chased by police who tazer him. It is hilarious!

I would recommend this movie for ages 10 and up because there is violence in the movie and is rated PG-13. I think kids 10 and up would love this movie, though, because it has so much action.

Photos: Battleship poster (top), Anthony Aranda (bottom)

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