“Battleship” VS. “The Dictator!” Which One Should You See First?
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Two big military-inspired films arrive for our viewing pleasure this weekend. We have the board-game-turned-movie “Battleship” and the irreverent comedy “The Dictator” from Sacha Baron Cohen and his “Borat” and “Bruno” director, Larry Charles.
But there’s only one pick of the week. Which one? Take a look:
Here’s more on “Battleship” form Yahoo:
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.
And here’s “The Dictator”
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
In Theaters • May 18, 2012
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language)
Genres War, Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Run Time 2 hours 11 minutes
DIRECTOR -- Peter Berg
In Theaters • May 16, 2012
MPAA Rating R (for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images)
DIRECTOR: Larry Charles
Sacha Baron Cohen
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States