The long-popular board game loudly comes to life in director Peter Berg's action-packed adventure, sending naval forces into a fierce fight against alien invaders. Taylor Kitsch, who also worked for Berg in television's "Friday Night Lights," and Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood") play brothers who have vastly different career approaches until the battle begins.
Liam Neeson also stars as the admiral in charge, with Brooklyn Decker, music star Rihanna and an actual military colonel, Gregory D. Gadson - a double amputee - also prominent in the cast. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times