Universal has released its second trailer for Battleship, Peter Berg’s tentpole take on the Hasbro board game that comes out May 18, 2012:
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Please… this looks terrible! bad acting, fake-looking CGI, derivative alien invasion premise and the movie’s plot seems confusing…
MEGA EXPLOSIONS, MEGA DESTRUCTION, MEGA ROBOTS, & a teensy, weeny, itsibitsy, little, plot.
But all the “mega” is badly done. It lays there like a dead fish.
SHIA LaBEOUF IS LOOKING PRETTY SMART NOW TO HAVE PASSED ON THIS!
Battleship SANK Universal & clueless executive regime. 285 million what was spent again?
WHY ?????? It looks like Transformers #32
I like Peter so I’m pulling for it, but yeah, Transformers on the water.
It does look — LOOK — awesome though. (For clarity…”LOOK”)
Nothing here to excite fans of original content, but this movie looks better than I expected, and should kick off a very high-grossing summer.
This wants to seem like Transformers so desperately bad. Sooo desperately bad. But it seems more like Skyline really. D’oh.
Much better. Tim Riggins has his hands full.
Taylor Kitsch will soon be responsible for 2 of the biggest bombs in box office history.
Yeah, his personal responsiblity for sure. *eye roll*
I guess you are one of the legion who doesn’t know he is supposedly starring in these mega-bombs. “Taylor Who???”
Has anyone ever seen Michael Bay and Peter Berg in the same place at the same time? I mean, this looks like Bay all the way. And that is no compliment.
It does indeed look like Transformers.
The trailer makes me feel like I just saw the whole movie. No need to watch it now. Not to watch those “actors.”
Hysterical: Taylor Kitsch’s character is IN THE NAVY and has to ask who is next in charge after The Captain? Wouldn’t anyone in his position know that?
Stupid through and through. There is just no reason to see this.
And love the way HASBRO gets billed now like “FROM THE DIRECTOR OF…” So, so funny (and sad). From the toy company who brought you Transformers comes a boardgame movie that has nothing to do with the boardgame, but… brain losing power…
Ugh, what has happened to movies. I love a good summer blockbuster but this is garbage,
Haaaaaaaaaaaa too true on the Hasbro thing. I just watched it and was like “Are you serious?” That’s how hard they worked to link Transformers to this thing?
He asks who’s in charge because he’s coming back to the ship after an attack has killed many of the crew – including the captain – and he has no idea how far down the carnage has decimated the chain of command.
You infer that from this mess of a trailer? Oh, wait you didn’t. I see you Mr Plant.
I’m not a plant or in any way associated with this movie, and that seemed pretty obvious to me.
I thought that about the “chain of command”, too!!!!
FX look fantastic. Looks like mindless fun. BUT SERIOUSLY… not to even be “that” guy but… IT LOOKS JUST LIKE TRANSFORMERS! Anyone who says otherwise is in denial.
Shape-shifting robots (Transformers), overuse of lens flares (JJ Abrams), Inception-style theme at beginning of the trailer (Christopher Nolan), action scenes in slow motion (Zach Snyder) and attractive girls serving as set pieces while explosions take place during magic hour (Michael Bay).
Looks like they’ve got the 15 year old male demographic covered…
Also, shots of mass destruction in big cities (Emmerich).
Also, actors doing their best to channel the bad acting of Shia Labouf…from any movie.
You know just once I’d like to see the humans lose. But always moxie and some neat catchphrases can save the day.
Actually, the humans did lose in Skyline. Not that anyone should know, remember, or care. (shudder)
TOYS ARE NOT MOVIES!!!
Please, someone, grow a pair and take a risk in CONTENT rather than a shiny object – focus on MATERIAL like this town used to
I agree 100%!!!
I mean, after the massive critical beating of the Toy Story trilogy — not to mention the fact they lost 100′s of millions, you’d think more people would agree with you about toys not being movies.
Hey, idiot, it’s not the subject that makes a movie great, ok, or horrible. It’s the execution. Watch a few movies. Then stop making moronic blanket statements about XYZ being not a movie.
Most toy movies suck. Some are good. Few are great. Just like any other subject out there.
Toy Story was ORIGINAL content vs. making a movie about a toy line/amusement park ride/board game – which as a rule are all really bad movies. Few exceptions like the original Pirates movie, but they even managed to ruin that in their sequels.
So… S… Toy story was original content. Nobody would argue that. But this is based on the title of a board game. Regardless of quality or merit, how is the content not technically original, since they had to invent every single thing bar the title for the movie.
I’m not saying it looks good. I’m saying that saying it’s not original because its based on a board game with no story, is the same thing as saying its original content. Because all the content is, you know, original.
Obviously derivative. But technically original content, by definition. In fact more so than toy story, which had characters that were based on real toys.
Studios will rarely greenlight something now unless its been market tested already. Thats why adaptations of novels, games, comics, older movies, whatever – they can say “how was I to know – it had a built in audience – the numbers said they shouldda gone – not my fault it flopped. If it flops.
The way to do an original movie in hollywood is this:
Find a title that you can use to let you make the movie you wanted to do anyway.
Make up the entire story from scratch.
Sell it on the tentative link to the board game or other IP
Take shit because your idea is not “original” even if you had to make up every single fucking detail of the movie from scratch other than the title.
Makeeee sense yesno?
There a big difference between making a movie about toys and trying to shoehorn toys into a movie. It’s called “creativity.”
I can’t wait for them to make RISK!
Or Monopoly. That’ll be a long one, though.
Funniest comment on the boards.
This is all so sad. I was hoping for something akin to the actual board game – tension, mystery and an unseen enemy, not something alien or supernatural.
Elements of Independence Day, Transformers and 2012. More disaster porn. How about taking cues from Red October and Crimson Tide?
It has to be said, your approach sounds much better. I would have been intrigued by that.
Not at all the kind of movie that intrigues me but casting Taylor Kitsch and Jesse Plemons is definitely a plus.
Everybody needs to watch Friday Night Lights.
But nobody did.
Mark my words, that’s going to be a classic movie line delivered by Liam Neeson as he finally sends the aliens packing! Can’t wait to see this!
Boom! You sank my interest.
Seriously though, this is going to bomb so hard…
Nikki – I have your headline for the Sunday night BO breakdown on opening weekend:
“U” SUNK BY BATTLESHIP!
HaHaHa You win!
I think everyone who’s saying this looks just like Transformers might be a bit off. Really, it’s Pearl Harbor meets Armageddon meets Transformers, no?
ps – did I see Landry alongside Riggins???
“Who alongside Who?” asked by everybody who isn’t Kitsch’s hapless PR team. Low ratings don’t make for many fans.
Yep. Landry’s always followin Riggins.
wow. I guess Taylor Kitsch’s career is over now.
Between this trailer and the new John Carter trailer, WHICH LOOKS WORSE?!
I for one am glad I saw this trailer… now I know exactly what movie to avoid next May.
More rubbish. Where’s Berg and Kitsch of Friday Night Lights? Probably at the bank cashing checks I suppose. Oh well, it’s a wonderful life for those who embrace the dark side.
Kitsch was always wooden as hell though. So, his mannequin impression here (and in John Carter) isn’t any big surprise.
going to be interesting to see how this one goes. I mean, kids LOVE to play with transforming robots. Ships and old ass board games on the other hand….
Remember when a summer blockbuster was BACK TO THE FUTURE?
What a sad state.
Well, who the hell knows? Perhaps Rihanna will shock the world by pulling out her brilliance and skilful acting in this film that none of us know she has.
Great Summer Movie!
Brooklyn Decker is so gorgeous and sexy. She’s a very talented fashion model and actress. She’ll be wonderful in the film.
… now, if she’d only sleep with me!
Please, how is she very talented?
Appropriate that the flick that will tank Universal’s summer is about sinking ships.
Looks pretty awesome. Berg is a better director than Bay so I don’t know why people would compare them. Can’t wait to see this. It looks fun
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