Thursday, July 28, 2011

So, There Is A Trailer For Battleship Now

So let me get this straight: the upcoming Battleship movie is about an alien invasion? No scratch that.

A giant alien robot invasion on the sea.

Basically they are making Transformers at sea.

Why is it branded with the Battleship name though aside from some marketing gimmick?

I mean, with Clue, it made sense... it was a group of characters from the game in a setting that was like the game played by some really good comic actors.

I think if I wrote this movie, I would have made it a political thriller with two fleets sitting out in the ocean on a collision course to destroy each other in the middle of the Pacific while an intelligence agent in the American government tries to prevent all out war by exposing the conspiracy that brought these events to bear.

And I would have cast some better actors for most of the lead roles. Because I'd actually want to see actually acting rather than a hot ass or great abs in a movie like that.

But you know, that's just me.


Semaj said...

i actually laughed when I saw the TF style spaceship. And, the fact it was hopping around just looks stupid.

Aren't they making a monopoly game?

Mitchell Craig said...

There are two reasons Battleship: The Movie exists...

1. It's a brand name with a tinge of nostalgia to it.
2. Liam Neeson has a house payment coming up.

MC said...

Semaj: Yes they are... someone else noticed that the alien robots actually shot pegs at the ships.

Mitchell Craig: I think the second reason was likely the most compelling one.