“You just sank my battleship!” Man, I loved playing this game as a kid. When I first heard the classic board game was being adapted for the big screen, I was a little perplexed. Battleship was fun and all, but how were they going to create a full-length film based on a game where you sank your opponent’s fleet of ships. Simple, add aliens. DUH.
The newly-released trailer for “Battleship” looks like “Transformers” meets “Independence Day“. Sound confused? Watch the trailer and you’ll see. Even if the storyline sucks balls, at least we have a bit of eye candy to look at in the form of “True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgard and “Friday Night Lights” hottie Taylor Kitsch. Despite looking absolutely nothing alike, the two play brothers. Yummy. The film also marks the acting debut of Rihanna. I watched the trailer a couple of times, but couldn’t see her. Maybe she takes form as that huge alien or her acting is that wooden. LOL. Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker and Josh Pence round out the cast. Here’s the movie’s plot courtesy of Wikipedia.
A story of an international Navy fleet engaged in a very dynamic and intense battle against an alien race known as “The Regents”. The aliens come to planet Earth, on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with a navy fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens’ perspective, as well as the humans.
Based on the trailer, it looks like Kitsch’s character is a bit of a bad boy. His love story with Brooklyn Decker reminds me a lot of Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler’s in “Armageddon“, don’t you think? I’m so sad to see his signature long locks gone for the film. He still looks hot though and wouldn’t kick him out of bed. That’s why he made my Man Crush list previously.