Monday, April 23, 2012

Just how relevant are critics?


This overwritten but still telling review of Peter Berg's Battleship confirms my suspicions, which are that the movie is a mess and that Rihanna's performance is more like performance art. At this point is it worth recalling that Berg directed Friday Night Lights? (This Recording)
Watching Rihanna take a bloody lip from a disrespectful alien-machine amalgam and trying to enjoy it is very difficult, perhaps on the level of trying to the explain the work of Levi-Strauss at West Point. It is doubly disturbing that the alien lets her go with only that much violence, as if it was meant to stand in for something more. To address the issue of domestic abuse and minority empowerment in a film adapted from a board game stands as one of the definitive artistic achievements of this decade, if not of all time

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