May 17, 2012 1:00 PM

‘Battleship’: Abandon ship! | 1 star

Plenty of entertaining blockbusters were inspired by sketchy source material. “Pirates of the Caribbean” came from a Disney theme park ride. “Resident Evil” hailed from a popular video game. Even “Real Steel” was arguably prompted by the Mattel toy Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots. “Battleship” proves that sometimes a dumb idea for a movie just results in a really dumb movie.

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