Well, no one is expecting an Oscar-worthy performance, since the very notion of a movie based on a board game and featuring an actress as inexperienced as Rihanna is the stuff attacks of laughter are made of. But I have to confess I am disappointed at how ordinarily silly she looks in these pictures. I expected at least some visual pizzazzz, some black leather, some attitude… It doesn’t augur well for the surely-to-be-riveting drama we expect from the people who gave us Battleship: The Game. Straight to video?
Well, maybe she’ll fare better in Candyland: The Movie . . . but she’ll probably lose that role to Katy Perry.
Perhaps if she breaks into song in this get-up, it’ll be good for a laugh.