Battleship Trailer Hits the Web, Looks Like Maritime Transformers

    July 27, 2011
    Josh Wolford

If there was one film that the masses were demanding, it’s one based on the board game Battleship. Personally, I remember watching as Jim Carrey’s Riddler played the famous game in Batman Forever. When he spoke those immortal words “You sunk my battleship!”, I can clearly recall the thought that popped into my little head: Who will make that masterpiece – and can they please make the ships into aliens and/or robots?

Okay, it probably didn’t happen like that, but who wouldn’t want all of their favorite childhood games converted to the silver screen? Stratego? Jenga? The possibilities are endless.

Today, we were given the first look at the upcoming Battleship. It stars Liam Neeson, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard and Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch (the TV show). It’s directed by Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights (the film) and Hancock fame. Oh yeah, and Rhianna is in it as well.

Check out the newly released trailer –

Now, I’m not going to say that the weird mechanized creature reminds me of Transformers, but I feel Michael Bay’s derision from here.

The internet has exploded over this trailer, and here are some of the best Twitter responses out there –

They made a #Battleship movie with aliens. I’ve got a pretty solid vampire story based on Connect Four if anyone wants to pay me for it. 21 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

I still cannot believe that they’ve made a movie inspired by the game Battleship. Is Sorry next? Who will play the Pop-a-Matic? 23 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I hope in the Battleship movie, someone says, “You sunk my battleship.” #inb4obviousjoke 24 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

So Rihanna Is In The Movie Battered Lip… I Mean Battleship.. Hats Off To Her… *claps* 25 minutes ago via Twidroyd for Android · powered by @socialditto

How bad is it that there’s more Battleship in Batman Forever than in the Battleship trailer? 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I’m hoping “Battleship” does well so it puts heat on my Rummikub movie. Fingers crossed. 21 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Oh well, it’s a good thing Hollywood has board games to take from since they have run out of video games and books.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


Josh Wolford
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