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The first trailer for Battleship is all wet

Jul. 27, 2011by: Mike Sampson

It's easy to pick on BATTLESHIP. It's a movie based off of a board game, which is a pretty ridiculous place to start. But great movies have come from ridiculous places before so that can't be your entire argument. BATTLESHIP however is saddled with a ridiculous script for a ridiculous concept and that's where we get into trouble.

I'll give it this much: this first trailer for BATTLESHIP looks purty. It's got Brooklyn Decker in a bikini and lots of crisp, Michael Bay-style shots of the water, naval vessels and giant f*cking alien ships. It looks a lot like SAILORS & ALIENS actually.

But looking good is only going to get BATTLESHIP so far. It's amazing how faithful the script is to the game, which is a stupid thing to say considering how basic the board game is, but it's true. You even get a glimpse of the P.E.G. missiles (yes, pegs...) that are used to take down the opposing ships. They line up against each other, can't see each other and launch pegs to try and sink the other ships.

As I said earlier, it's easy to pick on BATTLESHIP but who knows, maybe it's not as bad as I've read. What do you think?

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2:39PM on 08/07/2011

The only way this movie could be good

Is if the Aliens kidnap Liam Neesons daughter and he uses his particular set of skills to get her back.
Is if the Aliens kidnap Liam Neesons daughter and he uses his particular set of skills to get her back.
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10:47PM on 07/28/2011
Battleshit
Battleshit
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3:21PM on 07/28/2011
Wait, a minute, I thought there was already a Battleship movie. [link]
Wait, a minute, I thought there was already a Battleship movie. [link]
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3:18PM on 07/28/2011
I'm Glad That I'm The Only One That Matters When It Comes Too Movies, Trailer Looked Good, Cast Looked Good,I'll Be There Because I Look Good Lol
I'm Glad That I'm The Only One That Matters When It Comes Too Movies, Trailer Looked Good, Cast Looked Good,I'll Be There Because I Look Good Lol
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1:49PM on 07/28/2011
Maybe I shouldn't of said that the trailer for the Adam Sandler movie "Jack and Jill" was the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. I saw this and wanted to kill myself how stupid it looks. And to think people will go see it
Maybe I shouldn't of said that the trailer for the Adam Sandler movie "Jack and Jill" was the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. I saw this and wanted to kill myself how stupid it looks. And to think people will go see it
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1:27PM on 07/28/2011
Once the bubble went around them, I thought "Ok, that is how they get the limited grid" but when the ship emerges, I was in WTF mode. I missed the missles were pegs - nice call!. So while it looks really odd, it may be ok. But I won't know until DVD.
Once the bubble went around them, I thought "Ok, that is how they get the limited grid" but when the ship emerges, I was in WTF mode. I missed the missles were pegs - nice call!. So while it looks really odd, it may be ok. But I won't know until DVD.
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12:39PM on 07/28/2011

Call me shallow but....

Alexander Skarsgrd is in it so I am there. That's all I need.
Alexander Skarsgrd is in it so I am there. That's all I need.
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11:56AM on 07/28/2011

What's so bad about it?

Honestly, it looks like fun. What the hell more could you ask for in a big budget action film?

I almost feel like people complaining so vitriolically like obnoxious fanboys actually think they could actually do better.

This will probably make bank regardless of what the internet has to say. I'll see it just for the hell of things.
Honestly, it looks like fun. What the hell more could you ask for in a big budget action film?

I almost feel like people complaining so vitriolically like obnoxious fanboys actually think they could actually do better.

This will probably make bank regardless of what the internet has to say. I'll see it just for the hell of things.
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11:20AM on 07/28/2011

I wanna see it

I can only think of one film based on a board game and that was Clue, which was awesome. Why is everyone so upset this film is inspired by an old board game? This looks like fun cheese, it's got some hot chicks with Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna, it's got a big budget, Peter Berg is a great director and Liam Neeson! Call me crazy but I bet this will turn out fun, and if it's crap, it's crap!
I can only think of one film based on a board game and that was Clue, which was awesome. Why is everyone so upset this film is inspired by an old board game? This looks like fun cheese, it's got some hot chicks with Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna, it's got a big budget, Peter Berg is a great director and Liam Neeson! Call me crazy but I bet this will turn out fun, and if it's crap, it's crap!
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9:52AM on 07/28/2011

Why Liam, why?

Why Liam Neeson does shit like this? He hasn't enough money or what?
Why Liam Neeson does shit like this? He hasn't enough money or what?
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7:31AM on 07/28/2011

WTF????

this looks really bad, and why the heck are there aliens here? for real, is spielberg directing this? i mean, its the only reason i can think of as to why aliens exist in this movie :D :D :D
and liam neeson is here? i wonder why would he do such a lame ass project like this :S
well, anywho, this will tank big time at the BO...
this looks really bad, and why the heck are there aliens here? for real, is spielberg directing this? i mean, its the only reason i can think of as to why aliens exist in this movie :D :D :D
and liam neeson is here? i wonder why would he do such a lame ass project like this :S
well, anywho, this will tank big time at the BO...
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7:12AM on 07/28/2011
*falls down laughing* it looks even stupider than I thought!
*falls down laughing* it looks even stupider than I thought!
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5:30AM on 07/28/2011

what the fuck...

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4:03AM on 07/28/2011
I'm so glad we're getting this instead of The Dark Tower. That's $200 million well spent.
I'm so glad we're getting this instead of The Dark Tower. That's $200 million well spent.
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2:55AM on 07/28/2011
Doesn't look bad.

As for Rihanna...I'd hit that.

Oh wait...
Doesn't look bad.

As for Rihanna...I'd hit that.

Oh wait...
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2:24AM on 07/28/2011

Call me crazy...

...but I think this looks kinda cool, actually.

I love stories involving a small cast of characters forced to face a seemingly unbeatable antagonist in an enclosed field of play. Think The Thing, Tremors, or Alien...when there's no way out and you're heavily outmatched, the drama jacks up to 11. Give me some characters I actually care about and you've got a good movie on your hands.

And yes, I realize this is a movie based on a board game, which in and of itself makes this ripe for
...but I think this looks kinda cool, actually.

I love stories involving a small cast of characters forced to face a seemingly unbeatable antagonist in an enclosed field of play. Think The Thing, Tremors, or Alien...when there's no way out and you're heavily outmatched, the drama jacks up to 11. Give me some characters I actually care about and you've got a good movie on your hands.

And yes, I realize this is a movie based on a board game, which in and of itself makes this ripe for ridicule and cynicism. But it seems to me that the filmmakers took the conceit of the source material and ran with it in a fun, creative way. They took a playing board and turned it into a force field. They took little red pegs and turned them into alien missiles that slowly eat away at the hull of your ship. I bet those devices would be met with praise in any other movie as long as it wasn't called "Battleship." These things make the aliens more interesting to me. Why are they engaging in a game of battle rather than traditional invasion and slaughter? What are their motives? Maybe they're some sort of cool warrior race, and the fate of the earth will be decided by whether or not they deem our navy a worthy and honorable adversary? Maybe it's something even cooler? Who knows? But for my money, it's worth finding out.

And so what if Rihanna's in it? She might be great. Musicians are performers, and plenty of them have transitioned to movies and proven themselves more than fit for the task. Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Kris Kristofferson... the list goes on.

Like I said, call me crazy... but I think Battleship deserves a much better chance than it's being given.
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1:50AM on 07/28/2011
Does the Navy even have battleships anymore?
Does the Navy even have battleships anymore?
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12:26AM on 07/28/2011
I'm pretty sure when it's released next year there will be reviews that say "Transformers on water" or something like that. Other than that, the movie looks like a popcorn fun. By the way, is it just me or Taylor Kitsch's new haircut make him looks like John Cena?
I'm pretty sure when it's released next year there will be reviews that say "Transformers on water" or something like that. Other than that, the movie looks like a popcorn fun. By the way, is it just me or Taylor Kitsch's new haircut make him looks like John Cena?
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9:59PM on 07/27/2011

Watch it again.

It's even funnier the 2nd time I swear.
It's even funnier the 2nd time I swear.
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9:58PM on 07/27/2011
coming next summer...from the studio that brought you Battleship....CONNECT FOUR...Defeat can come from any direction..even diagonally
coming next summer...from the studio that brought you Battleship....CONNECT FOUR...Defeat can come from any direction..even diagonally
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9:35PM on 07/27/2011
so we are really letting this happen huh?
so we are really letting this happen huh?
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9:51PM on 07/27/2011
DO we have a choice it's hollycunts, I mean wood. They'll make anything for money. SHit I am surprised they didn't make a movie about that fuckin homeless person who found out he was rich. Whats next seriously Planet hollywood the movie. Or Scrabble the movie, or better yet UNO. Yeah lets make UNO the movie. Dumb idiots. Whoever thought this was an awesome idea, and greenlit this should be fired.
DO we have a choice it's hollycunts, I mean wood. They'll make anything for money. SHit I am surprised they didn't make a movie about that fuckin homeless person who found out he was rich. Whats next seriously Planet hollywood the movie. Or Scrabble the movie, or better yet UNO. Yeah lets make UNO the movie. Dumb idiots. Whoever thought this was an awesome idea, and greenlit this should be fired.
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8:06PM on 07/27/2011
Why isn't this a stand alone title? This could've had a Battle:L.A. vibe and still made money w/Liam. Trying to build excitement by using the board game destroys that and replaces it with cheese.
Why isn't this a stand alone title? This could've had a Battle:L.A. vibe and still made money w/Liam. Trying to build excitement by using the board game destroys that and replaces it with cheese.
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8:00PM on 07/27/2011
I don't know what the hell this has to do with the board game. It just looks like another alien invasion movie.
I don't know what the hell this has to do with the board game. It just looks like another alien invasion movie.
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7:58PM on 07/27/2011
Tbh honest I'll watch anything with Liam Neeson in it no matter how pants the film is :)
Tbh honest I'll watch anything with Liam Neeson in it no matter how pants the film is :)
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7:33PM on 07/27/2011

Fail

Although I guess it is like the game in the sense that making the alien ships fly is like when your little sibbling would peek at your side to see where your ships were. Those aliens are some cheaters man.
Although I guess it is like the game in the sense that making the alien ships fly is like when your little sibbling would peek at your side to see where your ships were. Those aliens are some cheaters man.
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7:26PM on 07/27/2011
Movie looks like it could be cool but why did they name this Battleship, I guarantee you when the title comes on the screen at the theater people will laugh.
Movie looks like it could be cool but why did they name this Battleship, I guarantee you when the title comes on the screen at the theater people will laugh.
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9:58PM on 07/27/2011
I laugh when it came on my computer LOL.
I laugh when it came on my computer LOL.
6:54PM on 07/27/2011
The trailer is edited really badly so, it's tough to say how this will really be. Could be fun or awful. To early to tell. The fan boy in me is curious.
The trailer is edited really badly so, it's tough to say how this will really be. Could be fun or awful. To early to tell. The fan boy in me is curious.
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6:47PM on 07/27/2011
FUCK YEAH!!!!
FUCK YEAH!!!!
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6:38PM on 07/27/2011

I actually like what I see...

But the trailer is incredibly shitty. Terrible pacing and very strange cutting.
But the trailer is incredibly shitty. Terrible pacing and very strange cutting.
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6:37PM on 07/27/2011
looks terrible as expected...whyd they need to include Transformers in it? And why take the Battleship game name and use it?
looks terrible as expected...whyd they need to include Transformers in it? And why take the Battleship game name and use it?
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6:28PM on 07/27/2011
what the hell was that & what is Liam Neeson & Eric doing in this movie.
what the hell was that & what is Liam Neeson & Eric doing in this movie.
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5:54PM on 07/27/2011

I don't know yet....

Even though the action looks pretty cool and Liam Neeson is in it, I'd still rather see Hungry Hungry Hippos: The Reckoning. [link]
Even though the action looks pretty cool and Liam Neeson is in it, I'd still rather see Hungry Hungry Hippos: The Reckoning. [link]
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5:52PM on 07/27/2011
Why they feel that this film needed to be based on the board game defies logic. Only reason I can think of is that it is so crappy that they needed something in there that people relate to to get asses in the seats. Fail....
Why they feel that this film needed to be based on the board game defies logic. Only reason I can think of is that it is so crappy that they needed something in there that people relate to to get asses in the seats. Fail....
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5:42PM on 07/27/2011

Stupid

Not interested....AT ALL!!
Not interested....AT ALL!!
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5:33PM on 07/27/2011
"Hey...... You sunk my alien".
"Hey...... You sunk my alien".
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5:28PM on 07/27/2011

The only way to salvage this film

is to have Liam look directly at the camera and say "you sunk my battleship"
is to have Liam look directly at the camera and say "you sunk my battleship"
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5:28PM on 07/27/2011
Oh, I get it. The aliens trap themselves and the Navy ship inside the dome so they're forced to have a gentlemanly duel conducted by nothing but blind coordinates. I remember sending my poop into the toilet with nothing but blind coordinates.
Oh, I get it. The aliens trap themselves and the Navy ship inside the dome so they're forced to have a gentlemanly duel conducted by nothing but blind coordinates. I remember sending my poop into the toilet with nothing but blind coordinates.
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5:22PM on 07/27/2011

TWO WORDS...

Awfully good!!! This looks like a ton of frunk dun! Is't like a The Rokc meets tranfsormers.. or some sh*t like thta... cheers!
Awfully good!!! This looks like a ton of frunk dun! Is't like a The Rokc meets tranfsormers.. or some sh*t like thta... cheers!
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5:31PM on 07/27/2011
BUt how did they managed to get the guy from Taken??? Oh yeah.. they took him, right? Or maybe he's just Unknown by now.. get it?? haha (lame I know.. kill me)
BUt how did they managed to get the guy from Taken??? Oh yeah.. they took him, right? Or maybe he's just Unknown by now.. get it?? haha (lame I know.. kill me)
6:22PM on 07/27/2011
LMFAO that joke made me laugh. Cheers.
LMFAO that joke made me laugh. Cheers.
6:32PM on 07/27/2011
Yep just move this movie straight to the awfully good column based on the trailer alone.
Yep just move this movie straight to the awfully good column based on the trailer alone.
5:04PM on 07/27/2011
ill pass on this!!
ill pass on this!!
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4:57PM on 07/27/2011

LMFAO WOW

That movie made me laugh so hard. Like WTF I never knew aliens to be in the board game, but I guess instead of them being battleships sinking battleships they changed them to aliens. I'll prob see it for the pure cheese and action alone. It will prob suck.
That movie made me laugh so hard. Like WTF I never knew aliens to be in the board game, but I guess instead of them being battleships sinking battleships they changed them to aliens. I'll prob see it for the pure cheese and action alone. It will prob suck.
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5:10PM on 07/27/2011
This could be a cool movie if they just change the name.
This could be a cool movie if they just change the name.
4:50PM on 07/27/2011
Already commented earlier, but am watching Harold and Kumar laughing - "Hey Clarissa. Do you wanna play battleshits?" ... "Damn! You sunk my battleshit!"
Already commented earlier, but am watching Harold and Kumar laughing - "Hey Clarissa. Do you wanna play battleshits?" ... "Damn! You sunk my battleshit!"
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4:04PM on 07/27/2011

P.E.G. missiles smh

Next there will be the 'Risk' movie in which global dominance is decided by the development of a new multi=platform drone weapon called the Direct Inter-Continental Enforcer or D.I.C.E.
Next there will be the 'Risk' movie in which global dominance is decided by the development of a new multi=platform drone weapon called the Direct Inter-Continental Enforcer or D.I.C.E.
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3:26PM on 07/27/2011
That was just bad. I thought about giving this movie a chance because of Neeson and Skarsgaard but that was before I realized it was another alien invasion movie. I thought it was just going to be a naval warfare movie. And why all of sudden is Taylor Kitsch every where?
That was just bad. I thought about giving this movie a chance because of Neeson and Skarsgaard but that was before I realized it was another alien invasion movie. I thought it was just going to be a naval warfare movie. And why all of sudden is Taylor Kitsch every where?
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3:14PM on 07/27/2011
Why all the hatred? Could be fun. If you think it looks bad, then dont go. But having this heavy hatred for a simple trailer to what will be a simple movie is retarded. It is what it is. At least it doesnt take a childhood cartoon and turn into mindless violence.
Why all the hatred? Could be fun. If you think it looks bad, then dont go. But having this heavy hatred for a simple trailer to what will be a simple movie is retarded. It is what it is. At least it doesnt take a childhood cartoon and turn into mindless violence.
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4:05PM on 07/27/2011
My brother's retarded. How bad do you feel right now?
My brother's retarded. How bad do you feel right now?
6:25PM on 07/27/2011
Not bad at all. My cousin has a mental disability, just words man.
Not bad at all. My cousin has a mental disability, just words man.
6:53PM on 07/27/2011
They have funny eyes, don't they....?
They have funny eyes, don't they....?
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2:59PM on 07/27/2011

Liam Neeson

I remember watching Liam Neeson on a british chat show (Graham Norton) recently and he actually forgot he did this movie (or he wanted to forget)
I remember watching Liam Neeson on a british chat show (Graham Norton) recently and he actually forgot he did this movie (or he wanted to forget)
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2:53PM on 07/27/2011
Looks like Hunt for Red October meets Transformers
Looks like Hunt for Red October meets Transformers
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2:50PM on 07/27/2011
Aside from the title this has nothing to do with the battleship game, so I don't know what all the fuss is about.

Effects look good and I like the cast. Could go either way.

Side note: F**K the Joblo movie player. Good God... Get with the effing times.
Aside from the title this has nothing to do with the battleship game, so I don't know what all the fuss is about.

Effects look good and I like the cast. Could go either way.

Side note: F**K the Joblo movie player. Good God... Get with the effing times.
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2:50PM on 07/27/2011
Fuck you haters...as long as the phrase "I Sunk Your Battleship" is spoken, then this movie is a success.
Fuck you haters...as long as the phrase "I Sunk Your Battleship" is spoken, then this movie is a success.
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2:40PM on 07/27/2011
When I first heard about a Battleship movie being made I thought it was a joke..now that I've seen the trailer I still think someone is pulling my leg..they can't be serious with this shit.
When I first heard about a Battleship movie being made I thought it was a joke..now that I've seen the trailer I still think someone is pulling my leg..they can't be serious with this shit.
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2:37PM on 07/27/2011

Battle Los Angeles at sea ?

Interested since Liam is in it.

However wonder how they will be able to base a story from what is given in the teaser. Doesn't look to good .. but perhaps it will surprise.
Interested since Liam is in it.

However wonder how they will be able to base a story from what is given in the teaser. Doesn't look to good .. but perhaps it will surprise.
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2:21PM on 07/27/2011
Where's Rihanna?
Where's Rihanna?
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2:19PM on 07/27/2011
B-9. You sank my alien star cruiser?
B-9. You sank my alien star cruiser?
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2:15PM on 07/27/2011

I'm easy to please because

It has Liam Neeson, shit blowin' up, and some nice eye candy in Decker and Rihanna. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at the theater.
It has Liam Neeson, shit blowin' up, and some nice eye candy in Decker and Rihanna. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at the theater.
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2:07PM on 07/27/2011

They made a fucking battleship movie

That's all i have to say.
That's all i have to say.
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1:54PM on 07/27/2011

Are you fucking kidding me?

We couldn't just have a movie on naval warfare? No, that would be too boring, so let's bring aliens into the mix. The movie looked alright until the alien ship. Give me a break.
We couldn't just have a movie on naval warfare? No, that would be too boring, so let's bring aliens into the mix. The movie looked alright until the alien ship. Give me a break.
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1:52PM on 07/27/2011
Sure I heard somewhere that Rihanna's role in this film had been significantly cut back, but maybe it was never a major role in the first place. The trailer could support either of those versions.
This all looks thoroughly generic, though I'm sure I've watched worse films.
Sure I heard somewhere that Rihanna's role in this film had been significantly cut back, but maybe it was never a major role in the first place. The trailer could support either of those versions.
This all looks thoroughly generic, though I'm sure I've watched worse films.
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1:52PM on 07/27/2011
This looks like the majority of movies available on Netflix streaming.
This looks like the majority of movies available on Netflix streaming.
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1:49PM on 07/27/2011

What would make this better...

If they used the cast from Down Periscope instead
If they used the cast from Down Periscope instead
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1:46PM on 07/27/2011
I would rather sit in a chair and let Paul Tassi cut me while reading his old articles out loud than go and watch this.
I would rather sit in a chair and let Paul Tassi cut me while reading his old articles out loud than go and watch this.
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1:37PM on 07/27/2011

Oh God!!

its the basterd child of "Pearl Harbor" and "Transformers"
its the basterd child of "Pearl Harbor" and "Transformers"
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1:36PM on 07/27/2011
I'm not entirely against this idea. Sure it looks stupid but stupid is as stupid does
I'm not entirely against this idea. Sure it looks stupid but stupid is as stupid does
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1:34PM on 07/27/2011

HEY NOW!!!!! GUYS!!!

This definitely doesn't look bad. This is what you call a popcorn movie. A fun time at the show. Hell im buying a ticket...Plus Eric fuckin' Northman is in this.
This definitely doesn't look bad. This is what you call a popcorn movie. A fun time at the show. Hell im buying a ticket...Plus Eric fuckin' Northman is in this.
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1:32PM on 07/27/2011
"It's amazing how faithful the script is to the game, which is a stupid thing to say considering how basic the board game is, but it's true."
Huh? Since when did the game have aquatic alien ships?
Still, looks like some mindless fun.
"It's amazing how faithful the script is to the game, which is a stupid thing to say considering how basic the board game is, but it's true."
Huh? Since when did the game have aquatic alien ships?
Still, looks like some mindless fun.
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1:28PM on 07/27/2011
I'm really (like REALLY) hoping this bombs worse than anything has ever bombed before... I have lost the little respect I had for Neeson once upon a time ago and have officially lost all hope for mankind.
I'm really (like REALLY) hoping this bombs worse than anything has ever bombed before... I have lost the little respect I had for Neeson once upon a time ago and have officially lost all hope for mankind.
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1:23PM on 07/27/2011
If making this movie gets Lone Survivor made, I'm all for it.
If making this movie gets Lone Survivor made, I'm all for it.
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1:18PM on 07/27/2011

Raaaawr! Kraaaang!

The Michael Bay school of directing
Think I'll pass.
The Michael Bay school of directing
Think I'll pass.
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1:09PM on 07/27/2011
'k whatever
'k whatever
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1:09PM on 07/27/2011

ummm...yea?

were there alien ships in the board game? Not that I recall. Free movie rental sounds about right.
were there alien ships in the board game? Not that I recall. Free movie rental sounds about right.
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1:07PM on 07/27/2011
does reminds me of Transformers a little, but the movie looks fun
does reminds me of Transformers a little, but the movie looks fun
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1:06PM on 07/27/2011
Didn't even know Liam Neeson was in this...
But I love the high and mighty attitude people have. It looks like an action movie that is just borrowing a toy game's name for some added publicity. Big whoop, get over it. Looks damn fun.
Didn't even know Liam Neeson was in this...
But I love the high and mighty attitude people have. It looks like an action movie that is just borrowing a toy game's name for some added publicity. Big whoop, get over it. Looks damn fun.
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1:00PM on 07/27/2011

The sad thing is...

that this will make millions from all the simple minded masses. Prompting more movies based off of toys and board games.
I miss when action movies were based from a script or novel and were bad ass.
that this will make millions from all the simple minded masses. Prompting more movies based off of toys and board games.
I miss when action movies were based from a script or novel and were bad ass.
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12:55PM on 07/27/2011

So much venom

I think it looks like a fun movie to just enjoy and get ripped/have a beer too. I think it actually looks kinda cool. Plus Brooklyn D is my future x-wife
I think it looks like a fun movie to just enjoy and get ripped/have a beer too. I think it actually looks kinda cool. Plus Brooklyn D is my future x-wife
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12:53PM on 07/27/2011

Jesus Christ Monkey Balls

My eyes and sense of any logic behind film making were just gang raped by that awful trailer for this awful movie that is clearly attempting to be some sort of retarded Transformers retread. I feel insulted as a consumer. There is just no way Battleship could have been made into a cohesive film and this trailer was proof positive.
My eyes and sense of any logic behind film making were just gang raped by that awful trailer for this awful movie that is clearly attempting to be some sort of retarded Transformers retread. I feel insulted as a consumer. There is just no way Battleship could have been made into a cohesive film and this trailer was proof positive.
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12:37PM on 07/27/2011

You sunk my...

...interest in this project.




just kidding...






I never had any to begin with
...interest in this project.




just kidding...






I never had any to begin with
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12:35PM on 07/27/2011
Doesn't look too bad. Looks like some fun cheese.
Doesn't look too bad. Looks like some fun cheese.
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12:28PM on 07/27/2011
wow does that look like shit
wow does that look like shit
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12:19PM on 07/27/2011

Same way I feel about Cowboys and Aliens

meh, although I will say, before the alien scene it looked good. I like scenes out in the ocean like that for the most part.
meh, although I will say, before the alien scene it looked good. I like scenes out in the ocean like that for the most part.
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12:17PM on 07/27/2011

This is...

...a bad idea- someone high up is already fired.
...a bad idea- someone high up is already fired.
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12:14PM on 07/27/2011
i'll need to see rihanna in uniform before making an informed decision.
i'll need to see rihanna in uniform before making an informed decision.
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12:42PM on 07/27/2011
There's a really quick overhead shot of her in one of the smaller raft boats. Not sure at which point, but she's wearing a hat.
There's a really quick overhead shot of her in one of the smaller raft boats. Not sure at which point, but she's wearing a hat.
12:11PM on 07/27/2011
Are those alien air ships? or just boats that can jump?
Are those alien air ships? or just boats that can jump?
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12:10PM on 07/27/2011

Wow...looks pretty bad.

Wow, this movie is better than I was expecting it to look, never thought Aliens would enter the plot. Either way I'm sure critics are going to H8 it...(H8 - You sank my Battleship!)
Wow, this movie is better than I was expecting it to look, never thought Aliens would enter the plot. Either way I'm sure critics are going to H8 it...(H8 - You sank my Battleship!)
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11:50AM on 07/27/2011
So... TransAtlanticFormers?
Wake me when Hollywood sucks itself out of its creativity vacuum. Don't even start with the "It's not meant to be Citizen Kane" arguments. No movie is meant to be Citizen Kane except Citizen Kane.
So... TransAtlanticFormers?
Wake me when Hollywood sucks itself out of its creativity vacuum. Don't even start with the "It's not meant to be Citizen Kane" arguments. No movie is meant to be Citizen Kane except Citizen Kane.
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11:48AM on 07/27/2011

Then again...

I think we've just seen a tiny piece of this and it could really be kick-ass. Liam Neeson vs. aliens warrants a purchase.
I think we've just seen a tiny piece of this and it could really be kick-ass. Liam Neeson vs. aliens warrants a purchase.
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11:46AM on 07/27/2011
There were no aliens in the board-game and nobody said "You sank my Battleship" in the trailer either. They better spit it in the movie. FAIL! Just kidding. Looks like Skyline in the water. may be fun cheese, so bad it's good or just shit.
There were no aliens in the board-game and nobody said "You sank my Battleship" in the trailer either. They better spit it in the movie. FAIL! Just kidding. Looks like Skyline in the water. may be fun cheese, so bad it's good or just shit.
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11:45AM on 07/27/2011
Retarded.

You know the Navy doesn't even have battleships anymore? Last ones were decommissioned 20 years ago. Because WWII proved they were just great big targets for airplanes and torpedoes.

Still looks better than any Transformers movie though.
Retarded.

You know the Navy doesn't even have battleships anymore? Last ones were decommissioned 20 years ago. Because WWII proved they were just great big targets for airplanes and torpedoes.

Still looks better than any Transformers movie though.
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11:54AM on 07/27/2011
Just did a quick read on the history of battleships thanks to your comment; interesting information. I actually had no idea - thanks for the knowledge.
Just did a quick read on the history of battleships thanks to your comment; interesting information. I actually had no idea - thanks for the knowledge.
12:12PM on 07/27/2011
hehe, i didn't know about this either. kids: you can learn new things everywhere! cheers mate.
hehe, i didn't know about this either. kids: you can learn new things everywhere! cheers mate.
11:41AM on 07/27/2011
Also, when the Alien ship appeared, did anyone else get Transformers 3 flashes?
Also, when the Alien ship appeared, did anyone else get Transformers 3 flashes?
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11:33AM on 07/27/2011

Double post...

my bad
my bad
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11:33AM on 07/27/2011

Wtf

1st Battle: Los Angeles and now this. I'm seriously speechless about that trailer. Have Hollywood studios got a bunch of retarded monkeys writing scripts?
Liam Neeson you are better than this pile of poop
1st Battle: Los Angeles and now this. I'm seriously speechless about that trailer. Have Hollywood studios got a bunch of retarded monkeys writing scripts?
Liam Neeson you are better than this pile of poop
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11:32AM on 07/27/2011
The movie is very "purdy" indeed Mike, but I can't help but feel like I can't talk myself into taking it seriously due to the fact that I know it's based on the board game. Is that shallow?

Plus, during the entire thing I kept thinking, "what does this have to do with the board game Battleship?!"
The movie is very "purdy" indeed Mike, but I can't help but feel like I can't talk myself into taking it seriously due to the fact that I know it's based on the board game. Is that shallow?

Plus, during the entire thing I kept thinking, "what does this have to do with the board game Battleship?!"
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11:25AM on 07/27/2011

hmmm

If Neeson and Skarsgard signed on, I have to believe there is something cool in the script. Rhianna as a naval officer? Not really buying that. We'll see! If nothing else it's got a great Michael Bay style look to it.
If Neeson and Skarsgard signed on, I have to believe there is something cool in the script. Rhianna as a naval officer? Not really buying that. We'll see! If nothing else it's got a great Michael Bay style look to it.
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11:22AM on 07/27/2011

Eh

Like ElderPredator said, looks great.
Just iffy on how the story will pan out.
Almost seems like Transformers meets Battleship.
But hell, if Rhianna is in a bikini at any point, may add some watchability.
Plus Liam Nelson is a bad ass, no matter the role.
Like ElderPredator said, looks great.
Just iffy on how the story will pan out.
Almost seems like Transformers meets Battleship.
But hell, if Rhianna is in a bikini at any point, may add some watchability.
Plus Liam Nelson is a bad ass, no matter the role.
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11:17AM on 07/27/2011
Sometimes having low expectations can make for a fun time at the movies. This could be one of them. Decker looks hot, but I hope this does not have a Pearl Harbor type love story - can't really remember much of that movie.
Sometimes having low expectations can make for a fun time at the movies. This could be one of them. Decker looks hot, but I hope this does not have a Pearl Harbor type love story - can't really remember much of that movie.
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11:16AM on 07/27/2011

Liam Neeson...

...what are you doing there?

FX looks solid though.
...what are you doing there?

FX looks solid though.
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11:15AM on 07/27/2011
I'm gonna take the "high road" by not actually giving this a "bad idea" marker. But I see the romance of Armageddon, and images that look like War of the Worlds meets Transformers. And a ridiculously easy way to end the movie. If a giant alien thing pops out of the water, sinks the ship with Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard on board, the movie is just about over. Unless they're peaceful aliens who are just misunderstood. But you know that's not true. They were smart to get an attractive and
I'm gonna take the "high road" by not actually giving this a "bad idea" marker. But I see the romance of Armageddon, and images that look like War of the Worlds meets Transformers. And a ridiculously easy way to end the movie. If a giant alien thing pops out of the water, sinks the ship with Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard on board, the movie is just about over. Unless they're peaceful aliens who are just misunderstood. But you know that's not true. They were smart to get an attractive and fan-friendly cast, so maybe this thing'll still turn a profit. Ugh...
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11:10AM on 07/27/2011

Wow...

Great FX and looks like fun.
But that first line on the beach made me cringe like a mother-fucker.
Great FX and looks like fun.
But that first line on the beach made me cringe like a mother-fucker.
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11:08AM on 07/27/2011

looks unwatchable

yikes. i smell next year's green lantern
yikes. i smell next year's green lantern
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