What the heck is this? I had no idea the children's game Battleship was about fighting aliens. Perhaps my recollection is rusty, but I remember a bunch of little gray ships and white and red pegs? As the game was invented in the late 1800s, I doubt this was what the inventors had in mind.
Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson in Battleship
In the new film, aliens are here to build a power source in earth's ocean. Supposedly the film will show both the navy's perspective and the alien's perspective. What? What is going on here? Does everything have to be about aliens? Why don't they just retitle this Transformers 4? Worse yet, Taylor Kitsch, soon to be John Carter of Mars, is masquerading as Channing Tatum in this film. Worse still, Battleship will feature Rihanna in her first starring role. Now I feel like I'm on another planet. I have nothing against Rihanna as a performer, but since when do popstars and action films mix?--at least not well.
Hasboro has seriously sold their soul. Next stop, Candyland. What are they thinking? Where do they find these writers? There are so many great writers in the blogosphere. Please, Please, move to Hollywood. Why can't we just have a maritime action film? What happened to films like The Hunt for Red October or The Abyss?
I don't know, perhaps I protest too much, as the trailer may not be without redemption. After all, this monstrosity will not be directed by Michael Bay. Additionally, Alex Skarsgard plays Taylor's older brother and Liam Neeson plays the Admiral. With names like Stone, Shane, and Hopper how can we go wrong, right?....right. Now back to Alex Skarsgard, he's great.
Alex Skarsgard as Stone Hopper
You be the judge? Thankfully you have a long time to think it over. May 18, 2012 to be exact.