This movie is, however, not anything of the sort. The only “based on” connection to the board game seems to be the name, as the plot of this movie revolves around a small Naval force fighting against (what else?) aliens. We’ve all seen a dozen of these films and skipped another two dozen. It’s the same basic premise as Independence Day, except instead of the American Air Force winning the day, this time it’s the American Navy. And this time the aliens are hanging out in the ocean instead of descending from the sky.
The protagonist is, in typical cliché fashion, a breakin-the-rules prodigy/misfit
So, Battleship is a classic aliens versus the earth film that just happens to be capitalizing on the name of a board game. If you want to see a bunch of things blowing up, including some battleships, aliens and a city or two, drop the ten bucks and go see this film. Personally, I’ll wait for it to hit Netflix and then probably ignore it.
Here’s a bit of a sneak at the film. Watch things explode!