On the one hand, Universal's Battleship
looks, frankly, kinda stupid. It's an adaptation of a Hasbro toy, along the same lines as Michael Bay
's dumb (but occasionally fun) Transformers
franchise, and early spots and footage did nothing to suggest it'd be anything more than an uninspired, cynical cash grab.
On the other, there's some promising talent both in front of and behind the camera: Friday Night ...