This film just completely captured me, I thought it was absolutely brilliant sci-fi & struck a perfect balance between radical violence and social-political commentary. Which surprised me considering all the limp reviews it has collected since it's theatrical release, "Not as good as District 9" is the mantra. Well, sorry - that's wrong. It's every bit as good, despite being different. Some might point to the emotional stuff in this film and say it was not as gripping as District 9…
So the good people of an internet forum convinced me to watch this film, it was on my "Not-Watch List 2012", which is a ridiculous list of the films that were once on my List but got dropped - plus the most populour films of the year that I want to avoid. Battleship was one of those ones I had on my list but scrubbed due to the bad reviews.
I'm glad I gave it a shot, it's actually really…
I watched this ON A BOAT! The Tall Ship in Glasgow, to be premise. In the hull, where it was cold and damp & we had uncomfortable chairs, I was sat right at the front with a crick in my neck & the film jammed at "we're gonna need a bigger boat" - but I didn't care! Jaws is my favourite movie of all time, this was my favourite experience on a boat ever.
This film completes maybe one of the best trilogies ever made - certainly one of the best science fiction trilogies. I love the way supernatural hauntings & Satanic possession is given an extra-terrestrial twist DECADES before it's time. This movie is a little less action packed than the previous two but the likable acting and interesting premise make it far from boring - plus the ending is one of the biggest conceived. Quatermass - I love you.