This is the End

The latest in the apocalypse themed movies, “This Is the End” stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson as themselves facing the apocalypse and all the craziness that happens with it.

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Having seen all three of the “Transformers” movies and enjoyed them as the summer movies they were (meaning little plot, lots of explosions), seeing the trailers for “Battleship” made me a little skeptical. They had the same sound effects and big metal aliens reminiscent of the other Hasbro film products, minus the loveable Bumblebee and Josh Duhamel.

Taylor Kitsch, coming off the box office bomb that was “John Carter,” sought redemption with the action oriented summer flick. Had it not opened against the might that is “The Avengers,” he might have succeeded. The movie had great reception overseas, already having $200 million in revenue before even hitting the States. But it was not to be, and “Battleship” opened to a lackluster $20 million weekend. Continue reading “Battleship”