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Old 04-30-2012, 02:02 PM
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“Battleship,” Universal Pictures’ big summer entertainment, cost over $200 million to make. You know it’s cheesy and not very good, so why subject the studio to American reviews? Very wisely, Universal has been opening “Battleship” around the world in advance of its May 18th U.S. landing. And the result: already $129 million in the bank. And more to come. These numbers are from Boxofficemojo.com. And they tell you why Ron Meyer is so good at his job running the studio. The movie has terrible reviews–it’s scored a 48% on Rotten Tomatoes. One British reviewer simply called it “trash.” Universal calls it “money” and there will enough of it by May 18th to avoid a “John Carter” disaster.
It appears Avengers is doing much the same.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfri...es-178-abroad/

(edit) but Avengers isn't getting such dreadful reviews.
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I was surprised to see both Avengers and Battleship open here in the UK before the US - both are currently playing at my local Showcase.
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Battleship is the prime example of ZERO story and all FX, FX are good stuff, liked the action, but the rest of the movie was crap, the most generic and cliched ridden action flick I've seen in a long time, as soon as you see the characters you know EXACTLY what will happen with them, it follows action conventions to a T without trying anything new, if it wasnt for the fact that the action and FX were worth it (well IMO anyways), this movie would be best seen as a DVD or Syfy only release.....
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Battleship looks like pure cheese. It should make for one hell of a blu ray Redbox rental though.
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