Matthew Lickona 3 p.m., July 25
Might as well call it Bullship. Aliens arrive during 14-nation fleet exercises off Hawaii. Despite the aliens' superior technology, the Navy booze-brat Taylor Kitsch mans up to lead our forces, while his wow girlfriend Brooklyn Decker leads our land attack with a leg-less Army veteran and a science nerd. WWII swabbies pitch in, firing up the battleship Missouri (a museum for 20 years). It’s enough to make Steven (Under Siege) Seagal explode in envy. Lavish effects, clunky lines, and dismal acting make this tasty junk. 2012.
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