Rihanna In Battleship: How Does She Do?

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Battleship is a long, headache-inducing blend of cliches and explosions, about a fleet of ships out to save the world while making money at the box office.

One of the more notable things about it is that Rihanna makes her film debut as Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes, a kickass, sarcastic, but basically likable lady.

And...?

She's not exactly Meryl or Viola at this point, but it's not a disgrace.

Let's face it, her lines aren't quite Shakespeare to begin with.

They're generally sardonic epithets like "Get up, princess!" and "[You're] chicken! Kentucky Fried Chicken! You even look like the Colonel."

Another nasty witticism Rihanna spits out is "Mahalo, mutha."

And while doling out these lame-o-grams, the singing star is kind of not horrible.

She's sort of not that bad in a could-be-better kind of way. She knows how to snarl and roll her eyes a little (while not yet exhibiting chops to transcend the kitsch).

More importantly, she looks amazing. And she seems glamorously comfortable with power weapons in her hands.

But the best thing about Battleship is that it's basically the filmic equivalent of Chris Brown for her.

I.e., she might eventually move on to better things.

Mahalo, Hollywood.


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12 comments
Art_1873
Art_1873

She was completely wrong for the part.  Her acting "tough" was laughable and her excessive presence through many scenes ruined the film.  At best, she looked like E.T. in navy clothes. What was Berg really thinking when he cast her?

latenitebump
latenitebump

i don't know why they made her look hard! they should have made her more ravishing looking.still a ri-nana fan, tho.

Pink
Pink

So a joke against a wifebeater is considered not cool? Sad turn of events. I agree: Shut up, moron.

Dinny Q
Dinny Q

She did well. Her acting was fine as the role didn't require much. She's decent but it would be cool to see her in something more challenging. She looked very pretty and it was fun seeing her use the big guns. The Chris Brown joke was unnecessary!

Melinda9
Melinda9

I'll have to wait until her next film to assess her acting skills. I just can't sit through Battleship.

Mrwhompers
Mrwhompers

Yes, bring back the good old days of the Starland Vocal Band and Gino Vanelli.

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

She's dispicable and virtually talentless.  A sad reminder of what the music biz has become.

Vivi
Vivi

She does like quite fetching, I must say. But please go away, lady.

Linda
Linda

She could have used that weapon against Chris.

Roi
Roi

Um, maybe because she's playing a military person holding big guns in an effort to kill aliens and save the world. It's not exactly a supermodel shooting.

Stingray
Stingray

So was Chris Brown beating the shit out of her. Shut up.

Allen Firth
Allen Firth

Judging on their relationship, they would probably both use it on each other.  

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