Saw it for free at the midnight screenin' Thursday. I was one of about a dozen folks in the theater. To give y'all an idea...the midnight shows for The Hunger Games
and The Avengers
sold out the buildin' (eight screens), while Battleship
couldn't fill a row in one screen. And I wasn't the only employee in there!
So, yeah, no chance of takin' out The Avengers
at the box office.
As for the movie itself, it wanted to be Transformers
so bad, ya could taste it. And the good guys only succeed because of stupid mistakes the bad guys make. First, they stop firin' on a known threat just 'cause it turns away, and second, one of the foot soldiers gives the scientist dude the equipment he needs to contact the ship from the island. Literally hands it to him and lets him go!
Also, I gotta wonder why the rollin' smart bombs didn't register a kid with a baseball bat as a threat...