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Major props to physicians at the NYC hospital where Rihanna was admitted earlier in the week for “dehydration” & “exhaustion” (i.e. “drunk” & “coked-out”) for bring back the sexier Rihanna. It’s crazy what a nice weave will do for your image on the red carpet!
The sexy pop star-turned action movie star was at last night’s big premiere at the Nokia Theater in L.A for her debut film “Battleship,” which hits theaters NEXT Friday (May 18). The film is already out in many markets across the globe, but it’s finally making a landing at theaters here in the U.S..
It’s a $200 million affair & producers are hoping to have similar success as “Transformers” (extremely doubtful). I would love to say this will hit it out of the park, but judging purely by the plot, it’s a big gamble, to put it lightly. I still can’t believe they tried to keep the whole board game premise!?! Here’s how it’s being received as per the Wiki:
Reviews of the film were mixed. As of April 18, 2012, Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, has given the film an average score of 43% based on four reviews, while Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 48% based on reviews from 51 critics, and reports a rating average of 4.8 out of 10.
Megan Lehmann of The Hollywood Reporter thought that the “impressive visual effects and [director Peter] Berg’s epic set pieces fight against an armada of cinematic clichés and some truly awful dialogue.” Empire magazine’s Nick de Semlyen felt there was a lack of character development and memorable action shots, and sums up his review of the movie in one word: “Miss”.
Many reviews panned the “based on a boardgame” concept driving the film, although some, such as Jason Di Rosso from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National, claimed the ridiculousness of the setup is “either sheer joy or pure hell — depending on how seriously you take it”, while de Semlyen “had to admire [the film's creators] jumping through hoops to engineer a sequence that replicates the board game”. Several compared the film to Michael Bay’s Transformers film series in terms of quality and cinematic style, with Giles Hardie of The Sydney Morning Herald claiming that the movie “finds the same balance between action-packed imagination and not taking the premise seriously that made Michael Bay’s original Transformers such a joyride.” Q magazine called the film “crushingly stupid”. [Source]
For those of you who missed it the last time, here’s a press junket Rihanna did for the film: