28 June 2013 6:33 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For years Peter Berg had a fairly strong reputation as a director who took on tough-guy projects in style. He directed the Friday Night Lights movie and eventually directed the TV show, revealing the soul behind all those musclebound high school linebackers. He directed the 2003 crime caper The Rundown, which revealed the greatness of The Rock as a movie star long before most of us noticed. He made Middle East thriller The Kingdom, and the dark superhero tale Hancock-- sure, neither of those two were masterpieces, but they were different and interesting, and that counts for a lot. Then came last year's Battleship, the board game adaptation exactly as ridiculous as it sounded that, worst of all, was pretty soundly rejected by moviegoers too. After costing a well-publicized fortune the movie made just $65 million in the United States, piling on to star Taylor Kitsch's rotten year and effectively »

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