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Who needs Transformers 4 when you've got the new Battleship trailer?

Dec. 9, 2011by: Mike Sampson

I'm hardly the "cinema intelligentsia" that director Peter Berg refers to as the vocal critic of his upcoming movie BATTLESHIP. I enjoy stupid movies sometimes. Heck, I was the guy who liked COWBOYS & ALIENS. But I hardly think that the cinema intellegentsia are the only people who are going to have a problem with BATTLESHIP.

The trailer for the mega-expensive board game adaptation is here and with movies like this coming out, I wonder why Michael Bay even feels compelled to return for a fourth TRANSFORMERS film. His partners at Hasbro seem to be doing just fine without him (even down to the sound effects). This would all be well and good if the BATTLESHIP teamed seem capable of capturing some of the glee of the original TRANSFORMERS film, none of which seems evident here.

That's just me though. Check the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Extra Tidbit: But it does give birth to a pretty great Alexander Skarsgard screencap at 1:14 so...
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2:58PM on 12/09/2011

Liam also revealed his thoughts on the movie...

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3:04PM on 12/09/2011
I wonder if the monopoly movie would have looked like this :P
I wonder if the monopoly movie would have looked like this :P
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2:05AM on 12/11/2011
im guessing the monopoly movie will be about zombies taking over hotels.
im guessing the monopoly movie will be about zombies taking over hotels.
3:20PM on 12/09/2011

Looks good

Could be a fun ride. Berg is enthusiastic about making fun films, I'm sure this no-brainer will deliver.
Could be a fun ride. Berg is enthusiastic about making fun films, I'm sure this no-brainer will deliver.
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3:26PM on 12/09/2011

Meh...

Let me start that i'm never harsh. This movie has amazing-looking visuals and i'm sure there were millions spent and burnt through thousands of hours to make this film but it looks like a lot of the same crap that's been coming out. Might as well be Transformers 4: Battle on the sea....If it's really good I'd be pleasantly surprised but I'm hoping it's at least some fun...come on Liam Neeson don't fail me like you did in Clash of the Titans.
Let me start that i'm never harsh. This movie has amazing-looking visuals and i'm sure there were millions spent and burnt through thousands of hours to make this film but it looks like a lot of the same crap that's been coming out. Might as well be Transformers 4: Battle on the sea....If it's really good I'd be pleasantly surprised but I'm hoping it's at least some fun...come on Liam Neeson don't fail me like you did in Clash of the Titans.
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3:28PM on 12/09/2011

Shocker!

Berg was in Shocker. Because of that I will see anything he makes.
Berg was in Shocker. Because of that I will see anything he makes.
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3:59PM on 12/09/2011

looks ok..

but did they spoil Neeson's death in the trailer? Anyone else get that vibe?
but did they spoil Neeson's death in the trailer? Anyone else get that vibe?
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3:59PM on 12/09/2011

meh

This is another case where they just should of called it something else. This has nothing to do with the game.
This is another case where they just should of called it something else. This has nothing to do with the game.
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4:05PM on 12/09/2011

@justbink07

I don't think they did spoil it. Liam is an Admiral in the story, not a Captain.
I don't think they did spoil it. Liam is an Admiral in the story, not a Captain.
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4:07PM on 12/09/2011
Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up :]
Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up :]
4:15PM on 12/09/2011
Looks better than I thought it would. I'm a sucker for sci-fi action, so this is right up my alley.
Looks better than I thought it would. I'm a sucker for sci-fi action, so this is right up my alley.
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4:25PM on 12/09/2011
Maybe the people that are "still inside" the force-field, as they said, have to find a computer/"board game" of some type and enter in digit combinations B6, A2, etc to find and remotely destroy each machine, but what the hell do I know after seeing this trailer.
Maybe the people that are "still inside" the force-field, as they said, have to find a computer/"board game" of some type and enter in digit combinations B6, A2, etc to find and remotely destroy each machine, but what the hell do I know after seeing this trailer.
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4:36PM on 12/09/2011
Why don't they just peek over the "force field" when the other person isn't looking? That's how you play battleship, right?
Why don't they just peek over the "force field" when the other person isn't looking? That's how you play battleship, right?
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4:41PM on 12/09/2011
Dangit. Some amazing visuals here, but the "attractive kids spouting one-liners and battling alien forces" cliche is really starting to get old.
Dangit. Some amazing visuals here, but the "attractive kids spouting one-liners and battling alien forces" cliche is really starting to get old.
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4:45PM on 12/09/2011

Is it really a Spoiler Alert if we don't give a shit?

"Where's The Captain?"
"He's Dead!"
"Who's in charge?"
"...You are...Sir."

So the trailer pretty much confirms that Liam Neeson's Capt. DIES only to allow the younger hot-headed hero who Neeson earlier deemed irresponsible & un-worthy of dating his daughter to rise up & finally become a...AWW FUCK IT!!...we saw this shit already in "Armageddon" & "Poseidon"! You wanna do Transformers 4...Fine! But C'mon...@ least try to get rid of that tired ass storyline cliche!
"Where's The Captain?"
"He's Dead!"
"Who's in charge?"
"...You are...Sir."

So the trailer pretty much confirms that Liam Neeson's Capt. DIES only to allow the younger hot-headed hero who Neeson earlier deemed irresponsible & un-worthy of dating his daughter to rise up & finally become a...AWW FUCK IT!!...we saw this shit already in "Armageddon" & "Poseidon"! You wanna do Transformers 4...Fine! But C'mon...@ least try to get rid of that tired ass storyline cliche!
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4:54PM on 12/09/2011
(& before anyone decides to jump on me for Neeson's innaccurate rank in my previous post) I know that Liam Neeson is playing an ADMIRAL & not a CAPT...But that's still not gonna stop this movie from carrying out that EXACT same cliche.
(& before anyone decides to jump on me for Neeson's innaccurate rank in my previous post) I know that Liam Neeson is playing an ADMIRAL & not a CAPT...But that's still not gonna stop this movie from carrying out that EXACT same cliche.
4:50PM on 12/09/2011
I thought the same thing at first. But I really think that Neeson's character is outside of the giant alien bubble. Hence him firing all the guns at it and it doing absolutely nothing. So the kid and his captain are inside of the bubble and that's who dies. Still though the kid is going to have to prove himself to Neeson but Neeson is powerless to help him. Not that I'm defending this movie at all.
I thought the same thing at first. But I really think that Neeson's character is outside of the giant alien bubble. Hence him firing all the guns at it and it doing absolutely nothing. So the kid and his captain are inside of the bubble and that's who dies. Still though the kid is going to have to prove himself to Neeson but Neeson is powerless to help him. Not that I'm defending this movie at all.
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4:58PM on 12/09/2011

Attention Transformers movie fans who think this looks stupid:

When you're trying to understand how people couldn't like the Transformers movies, imagine this trailer. Because that's exactly how the Transformers movies look to people who don't like Transformers movies.
When you're trying to understand how people couldn't like the Transformers movies, imagine this trailer. Because that's exactly how the Transformers movies look to people who don't like Transformers movies.
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5:02PM on 12/09/2011

Looks fun!

Looks fun. Visuals are amazing. Rihanna is a cutie. Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard are great.

I'm in.
Looks fun. Visuals are amazing. Rihanna is a cutie. Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard are great.

I'm in.
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5:05PM on 12/09/2011

Aliens in Crysis suits????

I'm adding this to my popcorn movie quota for 2012.
I'm adding this to my popcorn movie quota for 2012.
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5:17PM on 12/09/2011
awesome man
awesome man
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5:35PM on 12/09/2011
Something tells me this will be better than Transformers...
Because... it couldn't possibly be worse right?
Something tells me this will be better than Transformers...
Because... it couldn't possibly be worse right?
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5:52PM on 12/09/2011

Not exactly like transformers.

My favorite part of transformers is the autobot and decepticon characters. This is like getting rid of the autobots and having the decepticons only fight Josh Duhmel and the military guys. Who wants to see that?
My favorite part of transformers is the autobot and decepticon characters. This is like getting rid of the autobots and having the decepticons only fight Josh Duhmel and the military guys. Who wants to see that?
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6:04PM on 12/09/2011
Man this looks bad. I like Peter Berg but I don't need to watch Transformers again. And those barrels look really odd shooting out from the top of the poster. Why couldn't this just have been a really cool naval battle movie like Crimson Tide or Red October? That I would go to see
Man this looks bad. I like Peter Berg but I don't need to watch Transformers again. And those barrels look really odd shooting out from the top of the poster. Why couldn't this just have been a really cool naval battle movie like Crimson Tide or Red October? That I would go to see
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6:26PM on 12/09/2011

I'm gonna go with the obvious joke

And call this one 'BattleShit' but the trailer is better than the last piece of crap that came out
And call this one 'BattleShit' but the trailer is better than the last piece of crap that came out
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7:00PM on 12/09/2011
"From hasbro, the company that brought you transformers"..... Is that supposed to mean anything? Does that mean an easy bake oven, or lite brite movie would be just as amazing? Also, I dont think Id feel very confident putting the ship in charge of someone who is apparently oblivious to the fact that hes second in the chain of command. I feel like thats something a guy should just know.
"From hasbro, the company that brought you transformers"..... Is that supposed to mean anything? Does that mean an easy bake oven, or lite brite movie would be just as amazing? Also, I dont think Id feel very confident putting the ship in charge of someone who is apparently oblivious to the fact that hes second in the chain of command. I feel like thats something a guy should just know.
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8:02PM on 12/09/2011
Looks like a Skyline poster! Why can't Neeson only choose cool scripts, since he's obviously one of the best actors out here.. oh well.. fuck this flick!
Looks like a Skyline poster! Why can't Neeson only choose cool scripts, since he's obviously one of the best actors out here.. oh well.. fuck this flick!
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8:23PM on 12/09/2011

WOW... soo.....

I'll be the first to admit when I first heard they were turning battleship the board game into a movie. I was laughing saying hollywood are a-holes, and all that crap. Saw the teaser laughed even more at what a joke it was. Then trailer 2 comes along and changes my whole mind. This movie looks mad legit it looks like the closet thing to a HALO movie we'll get. The aliens look bad ass and I heard there are more different ones. And this isn't all the action there's even more. So I am pumped for
I'll be the first to admit when I first heard they were turning battleship the board game into a movie. I was laughing saying hollywood are a-holes, and all that crap. Saw the teaser laughed even more at what a joke it was. Then trailer 2 comes along and changes my whole mind. This movie looks mad legit it looks like the closet thing to a HALO movie we'll get. The aliens look bad ass and I heard there are more different ones. And this isn't all the action there's even more. So I am pumped for this bravo.
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5:36PM on 12/10/2011
GuerillaOntology: Are you happy?
GuerillaOntology: Are you happy?
9:42PM on 12/09/2011
Halo? Are you kidding?
Halo? Are you kidding?
9:21PM on 12/09/2011
Taylor Kitch, or however you spell his last name, isn't a leading man. As much as he brooded in Friday Night Lights, I'm shocked the Twilight camp didn't jump all over this guy.
Taylor Kitch, or however you spell his last name, isn't a leading man. As much as he brooded in Friday Night Lights, I'm shocked the Twilight camp didn't jump all over this guy.
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11:38PM on 12/09/2011
Honestly I thought this new trailer looked much better than the last one. At least on the dumb, mindless action movie scale. Although I know the studio was wanting "Battleship" for the name recognition I think in this case the fact that they based it on a board game is going to hinder their marketing rather than help it. I think people would want to go see this more if it wasn't another based on a board game movie and now the marketing department has an uphill battle trying to convince people
Honestly I thought this new trailer looked much better than the last one. At least on the dumb, mindless action movie scale. Although I know the studio was wanting "Battleship" for the name recognition I think in this case the fact that they based it on a board game is going to hinder their marketing rather than help it. I think people would want to go see this more if it wasn't another based on a board game movie and now the marketing department has an uphill battle trying to convince people to take the movie seriously.
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11:44PM on 12/09/2011

Hmm..

I'm on the fence with this one. The trailers have been pretty well done thus far, and (thumbs down) I'm a bit of a Rihanna fan so I'm curious to see how her acting chops are, but I just get a Battle L.A. stench from this movie.
I'm on the fence with this one. The trailers have been pretty well done thus far, and (thumbs down) I'm a bit of a Rihanna fan so I'm curious to see how her acting chops are, but I just get a Battle L.A. stench from this movie.
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11:59PM on 12/09/2011
i dug it, but the tone is all over the place. I'm hoping the movie is not like this.
i dug it, but the tone is all over the place. I'm hoping the movie is not like this.
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12:28AM on 12/10/2011
I thought Transformers 4 hadn't started filming, and here I'm seeing that's completed! That trailer put me to sleep faster than blunt force trauma to the head.
I thought Transformers 4 hadn't started filming, and here I'm seeing that's completed! That trailer put me to sleep faster than blunt force trauma to the head.
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1:07AM on 12/10/2011
Speechless.
Speechless.
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1:55AM on 12/10/2011
Anyone notice that you never see Peter Berg and Michael Bay in the same place at the same time??
Anyone notice that you never see Peter Berg and Michael Bay in the same place at the same time??
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2:11AM on 12/10/2011

I couldn't even Finish the Trailer

I can't believe it. This is the funniest yet saddest thing. While watching it, I thought, This is hilarious, what if they were really making this? I swear I saw the funny or die logo on the bottom left. I cant BELIEVE money is being wasted on this! There is NO POINT! It's time to accept it. Films are gonna be shit 95% of the time.
I can't believe it. This is the funniest yet saddest thing. While watching it, I thought, This is hilarious, what if they were really making this? I swear I saw the funny or die logo on the bottom left. I cant BELIEVE money is being wasted on this! There is NO POINT! It's time to accept it. Films are gonna be shit 95% of the time.
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7:17AM on 12/10/2011

Noise

Noise Noise Noise. "From Hasbro the Toy Assholes Who Brought You (and who hope you only read the word) TRANSFORMERS"

Oh my aching sense of correctness. So, THIS is how dumb Hollywood thinks we are! Gotcha
Noise Noise Noise. "From Hasbro the Toy Assholes Who Brought You (and who hope you only read the word) TRANSFORMERS"

Oh my aching sense of correctness. So, THIS is how dumb Hollywood thinks we are! Gotcha
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8:48AM on 12/10/2011
gross
gross
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8:50AM on 12/10/2011
I wonder if a movie has ever been yanked before release due to poor critical reception. If it's never happened, it needs to now. Fingers crossed, folks. Fingers crossed. Let's make this a Hands Across America type of thing. CARE BEARS STARE! Occupy Hollywood.
I wonder if a movie has ever been yanked before release due to poor critical reception. If it's never happened, it needs to now. Fingers crossed, folks. Fingers crossed. Let's make this a Hands Across America type of thing. CARE BEARS STARE! Occupy Hollywood.
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9:24AM on 12/10/2011
I'm not sure who to take more pity on...Rihanna because it's here first movie or Liam Neeson because he's been on a good roll these last couple years.
I'm not sure who to take more pity on...Rihanna because it's here first movie or Liam Neeson because he's been on a good roll these last couple years.
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5:03PM on 12/10/2011
They could have made this movie without Hasbro and called it Battleships. With the entire alien angle it doesn't even slightly resemble the board game.
Peter Berg has made some really fun movies, and I don't think this one looks all that bad. I'm feelin' it so far.
They could have made this movie without Hasbro and called it Battleships. With the entire alien angle it doesn't even slightly resemble the board game.
Peter Berg has made some really fun movies, and I don't think this one looks all that bad. I'm feelin' it so far.
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6:36PM on 12/10/2011
Looks boring. Lots of noise and mayhem but we've seen it all before. An expensive movie to be forgotten. Just remember not to go see it if you're not interested. The more money they make the better chance we have of a sequel.
Looks boring. Lots of noise and mayhem but we've seen it all before. An expensive movie to be forgotten. Just remember not to go see it if you're not interested. The more money they make the better chance we have of a sequel.
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9:54PM on 12/10/2011
This film will either be a whole lot of fun or really really stupid. I still haven't decided yet.
This film will either be a whole lot of fun or really really stupid. I still haven't decided yet.
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11:40PM on 12/10/2011
What the fuck?!?! Looks like shit.
What the fuck?!?! Looks like shit.
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1:59AM on 12/11/2011
Can someone please explain what this has to do with Battleship the game, its been awhile since i played the game but i don't remember aliens or cute pop singers passed off as being in the navy.
Can someone please explain what this has to do with Battleship the game, its been awhile since i played the game but i don't remember aliens or cute pop singers passed off as being in the navy.
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2:16AM on 12/11/2011

needs more baritone metallic echo sfx

I'm getting sick of that baritone metallic echo sound in all movies that have anything to do with science fiction.
I'm getting sick of that baritone metallic echo sound in all movies that have anything to do with science fiction.
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11:46AM on 12/11/2011
WHO NEEDS TRANSFORMERS 4 WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE NEW BATTLESHIP TRAILER?

This is a trick question, right?
WHO NEEDS TRANSFORMERS 4 WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE NEW BATTLESHIP TRAILER?

This is a trick question, right?
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11:18PM on 12/11/2011

This is a joke right?

I would rather watch a steaming turd swirl around my toilet for two hours
I would rather watch a steaming turd swirl around my toilet for two hours
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3:46PM on 12/12/2011

let the hating begin:

this looks fucking amazing!
this looks fucking amazing!
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