July 27, 2011

Battleship (2012) Trailer & Poster

It's a shame that this movie is probably gonna tank at the boxoffice because I like Peter Berg as a director (The Rundown, The Empire), I like Liam Neeson, and I'm a fan of the US Navy. Unfortunately -- neither inspiring or particularly exciting -- the trailer (and poster) does little to instill any confidence in this latest toy-turned-movie adventure. Quite frankly this does not look like $200 million worth of alien invasion.

I'll credit them with making it easy to figure out how they plan to bring the Battleship seek-and-destroy game play to life. But I think they should clue us in to what the aliens look like (or more about their motivation?) and if you call your movie Battleship, you might want to actually show a battleship. Just sayin'.

Of course from what Berg has said in interviews there will be a battleship. In fact I think we'll see the resurrection of the decommissioned USS Missouri a-la "The Final Countdown." And for me, the son of a Mighty Mo vet, seeing those 16" guns tearing ET a new one is gonna be awesome!

But that's probably the only awesome we get, so I'll just wait for the DVD release.

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.

1 comment:

  1. A LOT of time and A LOT of money has been put into this movie. But the actual connection to the game is so minimal. Like when the 'pegs' go into the side of the battleship. STRETCHING!

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