From the very beginning, this story makes it clear that Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is the typical screw-up character type who has great potential but needs direction. As you are probably aware, this is based off the board game and while I thought that was going to be a detriment, it ends up being the most fun part. The battle sequences between the alien ships and the destroyers were very entertaining, especially given the fact that the aliens weapon looked like the pegs from the board game. All the acting is fairly serviceable with no one completely embarrassing themselves, but it sure seems to me like they cut around Rihanna. It's incredibly stupid, cliched as hell , but ultimately enjoyable if you like big explosions, cheesy lines, and colorful CGI. The third act turns into this fist-pumping patriotic display celebrating our veterans and current seaman with a spree of emotionally exploitative sequences. It's pretty entertaining and the United States Navy must love this movie. Peter Berg basically does his best Michael Bay impression with the action sequences, and even has a scene reminiscent of Armageddon's infamous animal cracker scene-in look and stupidity. Essentially if you want to put your brain on cruise control it's fairly entertaining.
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