Thursday, January 5

Battleship Trailer Impressions: From Classic Board Game to a Naval Warfare Film with Aliens

Battleship is a 2012 action adventure sci-fi naval warfare film from Hasbro Studios based on a popular pad-and-pencil guessing game of the same name. Who would have thought that a seemingly "story-less" guessing game like Battleship could ever be made into film? Well, here is was Hollywood has to offer and you wouldn't expect what they created with this trailer.

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Plot / Synopsis

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by 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 fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård 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.

Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander) and Jeffrey Silver (300). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).

Watch Battleship movie trailer here:

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Back in early 2011, I heard movie rumors that Hollywood is making a movie out of the popular pad-and-pencil naval warfare guessing game of Battleship. The question on my mind back then was how can they make a film out of a seemingly plot-less time waster of a paper game? Well the Battleship film trailer blows me away with its answer.

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I give kudos to Hasbro Studios for turning a simple naval war game to a sci fi game of wits with Aliens. Yes, Aliens! To cater to a more geeky and wider audince, Battleship took the sci-fi route and basing from this trailer it works. Hasbro studios being the owner of the Transformers franchise breathe a new life to this classic guessing game. Do not be surprise if the trailer gives of a Transformers film franchise vibe or a Michael Bay-ish type of action sequences and special effects. For it was also Hasbro who gave the green light for the creation of the Transformers film franchise. This is a perfect trailer to build up the hype. It has tons of explosions and good old humans versus aliens type of scenario. the only difference is that it is on water. Hopefully it has a somehow decent plot to hold it all together.

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What about you guys, what do you think about this sci-fi action adventure adaptation to Battleship? Share your thoughts on the Battleship movie trailer on the comments section below: