Wondering Whether to Take Your Tween Grandchild to See “Battleship?”

By:  Ranny Levi

Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships that come across an alien armada while on a naval war games exercise. An intense battle ensues over sea, land and air. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction and for language we do recommend it for older kids. You might want to know ahead of time that the movie is filled with eardrum shaking noise and a multitude of destruction including places such as Hawaii and Hong Kong as well as other major cities. For all that destruction, the aliens seem bizarrely averse to unnecessary bloodshed. They don’t target anything that isn’t immediately threatening and, at least initially, never shoot anything until it shoots them. One of our youth film critics, Anthony Aranda (age 10) reviewed it this week (with the permission of his parent of course) and here are his comments:

 

Battleship

By:  Anthony Aranda

 

 

 

 

View his video review here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ6xSgC7sD0&list=PLBCA8E45DEFF23CDD&index=2&feature=plpp_video

This movie is awesome! I loved it because it has a ton of action, lots of funny parts and suspense.

The main characters are Alex Hopper, Sam, Cora and Yugi. My favorite character is Alex Hopper because he is really funny and brave. He wants revenge on the aliens who are attacking them because they hurt his brother.

This movie revolves around Alex Hopper who joins the Navy because he needs to get his life together. The Captain in the Navy doesn’t really like Alex because they think he 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.

My favorite part 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 recommend this movie for ages 10 and up because there is violence in the movie and it is rated PG-13. I think kids 10 and up would love this movie though because it has so much action. Go out and see this movie when it comes out in theaters on May 18th.

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