New on DVD Today…
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Liam Neeson
Director: Peter Berg
New on DVD and Blu-ray is the movie Battleship. I LOVE ALIEN INVASION MOVIES!!!! I have not seen this movie yet and I will be buying it within a week or so. This movie didn’t do too well. I guess you could say it bombed…well, sort of. The budget for this movie was $209 million. It took in a miserable $65,233,400 at the domestic box office. However, it took in a total of $237,602,860 in the overseas market for a grand total of $302,836,260 world wide. So it looks like it wasn’t a loss for the studio. It didn’t get great reviews either with a 34% positive reviews of the professional reviewers, but did get 53% positive reviews from the general public. I have liked movies that have received even worse reviews. When I get this DVD look for my review in the coming weeks.
Here is my original post on this movie.
Alien invasion movies is one of my favorite themes within the science-fiction genre. Battleship is the newest type of alien invasion movie to come out of Hollywood. Like the Transformer series, Battleship is also a toy, in this case a board game, made by Hasbro. Although the original game did not include an alien invasion the focus of this movie is a group of sailors try to take down an invading force of aliens after we send a signal into space alerting them of our presence.
In many ways this movie seems more like a remake of independence Day rather than a movie about the game Battleship. However, some of my nerd sources tell me that there are elements of the game inserted into the movie. This is one of my top movies I am looking forward to seeing this summer!