I did, I loved that movie. There is a good possibility that the two beers I had before hand were what made it so special, in which case I can only urge you to have two beers and then go see a really fun movie.
I think Peter Berg must be a nice guy. All the stuff he does, seems to have such a warm beating heart to it. He takes the time to show the small moments that create not just character, but special character. This is a total action movie, no real surprises, but he gives us little moments with the characters that are special. Different. The winks and nods to the game Battleship were really clever. The bombs, the fact that for a part of the movie the two opposing forces were fighting each other blind - really clever.
Maybe it's my love of Taylor Kitsch that has blinded me to possible flaws in this total popcorn, summer, special effects driven blockbuster. It's possible. I do love him and this movie could have been called Tim Riggins Gets a Haircut and Saves The Planet. Honestly, Kitsch's character even drives the same freaking truck as Riggins. Not joking. And there are some other nods to FNL. All fun, for the four of us in the audience that had actually seen that show.
As a side note did anyone watch Simpson's last night? Lisa wants to be a YA writer but can't actually sit down to do the work so she does all the procrastinating that all of us do, including watching all the season's of FNL. Very funny. A good wink at the YA world.
Anyway - there are worse ways to spend some time. Have two beers and go watch Rigs save the world.