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Jul 31

Trailer: Battleship

We’ve been talking about director Peter Berg’s “Battleship” for sometime now. The film, which is based on the classic Milton Bradley board game, was announced sometime ago and it has been the brunt of many jokes ever since. Several months ago on TV’s “The Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert had joked that Keanu Reeves should have been cast as the peg! Then news surfaced that it would be a film about the Navy versus aliens and we all groaned. “What does this have to do with the game?!?!” we all yelled.

Well now the trailer has been revealed and we can finally see what it is all about. An it looks basically like a new Transformers film. The trailer does nothing for me and there is nary a “You sank my battleship” in sight. I will hold of criticism until the film actually comes out but as a trailer it is pretty ordinary. Peter Berg is definitely channeling Michael Bay here.

“Battleship” stars Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Peter MacNicol and Josh Pence. The film opens in 2012 and my just be what causes the end of the world :-)