Mr. Movie

May 16, 2012

'Battleship' more like 'Transformers' than Hasbro's game

Officially, 'Battleship' is based on the popular Hasbro game. It’s hard to see how. 'Transformers' might be a better model, but 'Battleship' can claim a slightly better plot than the 1990s animated TV series turned movie cash cow.

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About Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott


Gary Wolcott's "Mr. Movie" column has appeared in the Tri-City Herald since 1992. The Tri-Cities native now lives in Portland, Ore., and watches about 200 movies each year. He believes movies are made to be seen on theater screens and that you should see them there, too. He also encourages questions and comment and loves movie debate.