A naval sci-fi mechanical alien human-like movie from Hasbro based from their board game with the same name. In my opinion this movie is a great one but comes with some flaw, which is at the beginning the story seems not too understandable (confusing or too fast) viewer doesn’t have time to process the scene and it already change into another scene.
The story start by NASA team transmits powerful signal to send message to extrasolar planet with similar condition with earth, hoping respond from intelligent life form.
Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) and his brother Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgård) chat and eventually end with Alex make a stupid big mistake and then Stone drag him to Navy with him. Eight years after NASA’s program, at the RIMPAC on Pacific ocean, human naval fleet countering alien battleship that generating barrier and trapping three battleship (Alex and Stone battleship are two of them) from outside, after a one sided battle finally Alex’s battleship can take out on of the alien battleship with crazy and unimaginable tactics.
By the way, actually i only care about the story from when the alien comes to earth until the end of the movie, it’s starting to get really great and not confusing plus the visual effect of the morphing alien ship and the sound of the battleship’s cannon make it more and more worth to watch. The morphing and moves animation of the alien artillery just like the Transformers transformation (both are Hasbro product), lots of clanking metal, changing shape, and gears hitting each other sound effect.
One other thing, this movie really is showing off US Navy power and battleship line, destroyer and carrier shooting their big and loud cannon, destroyer’s tight turn ability, and many other.