‘Battleship’ Trailer Looks Like Transformers 4

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 14th, 2014 at 10:01 am,

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In today’s day and age, a film about navy fleets duking it out on the high seas doesn’t cut it. Insert aliens, mystery and a large budget and we have Battleship, a film inspired by the Milton Bradley board game and one that James Cameron uses to exemplify the film industry’s lack of creativity.

Another one of the many films that didn’t make an appearance at Comic-Con International 2011, Peter Berg’s Battleship instead has its debut trailer release a few days after the big event. While it’s a shame we didn’t get to see it and its cast on stage in San Diego to talk about the film last week, the trailer was worth the wait… If you were looking forward to Transformers 4.

Featuring a cast of up-and-coming stars, the sci-fi actioner, Battleship, is set to debut next summer as one of the headlining 2012 blockbusters. Outside of casting announcements and seeing a few set photos of stars Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna, very little has been revealed about the film that began shooting nearly a year ago until yesterday when the official Battleship movie website went live, featuring a countdown timer, indicating the launch time of the Battleship movie trailer.

Battleship tells the tale of Earthly naval forces going up against The Regents, aliens whose ship(s) have touched down in the ocean. They’ve been described as spider-like creatures but we’ve not seen what they and their ships are all about until now, with the release of the first ever Battleship movie trailer.

Peter Berg has been hanging out with Michael Bay too much or he’s vying to take over the director’s chair from him for Transformers 4. From the aesthetic and cinematography to the characters and alien designs, Battleship feels as if were ripped straight from Bay’s repertoire.

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Battleship looks fun in flash-over-substance sort of way, but if you’re looking for compelling narrative and characters, this isn’t that summer film. “Prepare to Fire” says Liam Neeson’s Admiral Shane. “Sir, which weapons.” Shane: “All of them.” Powerful stuff.

Battleship is written by Erich & Jon Hoeber and stars Liam Neeson (Unknown), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Josh Pence (The Dark Knight Rises), Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It), Rihanna and Tadanobu Asano (Thor).

Battleship hits theaters May 18, 2012.


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  1. Gotta say I was a bit shocked to see Neeson in this. He really REALLY needs to be cast as the Sorcerer Supreme!

    I have no clue really what this has to do with the namesake this was taken from though. What’s next……”Sorry” or “Simon Says” the movies?

  2. This by the looks of it will be dumber then anything, and will make boat loads of cash ;)

    I guess I never sunk my opponents starship hover boat thing, that’s why I’m surprised to see it in a movie about a game that is a about WW2/Cold War era Naval Warfare.

    A mid may release is a bad choice, not sure whats coming about memorial day weekend, but Battleship will between it and The Avengers, which should still be doing well three weeks out. Movies like this need to be released in the middle of summer to get the crowd just looking for a cool escape in an A/C theater. So hopefully we won’t see a Battleship 2

  3. Why dont the aliens just attack from the air instead of engaging in naval warfare? If they developed advanced interstellar travel then at one point in their history the aliens must of used regular air travel. For that matter why dont the humans, upon realizing that the aliens have forgotten about the whole air combat part of warfare, bomb the living hell out of the aliens. In all fairness, I have a very short attention span and will most likely forget about the aforementioned grievences by the time i pay the ticket price for this movie. Just thought id say my bit before i completly lose intrest.

    • The alien use the ocean to create a powersources above the ocean…M

  4. People joke about a Simon Says movie but I would be careful joking about these things. I could see Jim Carrey agreeing to such a thing…

    • Robert is a big time stock broker who isn’t paying enough attention to his ten year old son Simon. Everything changes when Simon makes a wish on a very special shooting star…
      Coming in Digital 3D to a theater near you Summer 2012.

  5. not even remotely interesting sorry Liam….

  6. Look, if you want art imitating life, go to the theatre. I mean the REAL theatre.

    I personally would rather watch a movie like Battleship than “Cats.” That’s not to say it’s better. It’s just my personal preference. And as long as people like me continue to watch (and review) films like this, they’ll continue to be made. I’m not overly picky.

  7. This could be the Hot Shots and Stealth of 2012!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!Cracks me up. Probably see it though.

  8. Bah, I expected more from Berg. The Abyss meets Transformers?

  9. To bad the Navy doesn’t have battleships in their fleet in commission or this film might be a little bit higher than “It’s late, I’m drunk and there isn’t anything else on t.v. except for infomercials”.

    • or probably training crewmen on analog ships in the movie

  10. looks like it be better than cowboys and aliens

  11. Looks pretty good, just got to wait and see .

  12. Another wasted trailer hosted on Yahoo. BRB, going to watch this on YouTube so it doesn’t take 10 minutes to watch.

  13. Looks like something to go do on a Friday