Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Battleship" board game turned into a movie--with aliens?

If you're in Google Reader you'll need to read this on Exonauts to see embedded video.

WTF? Seriously, this is just weird. Battleship is based on the board game of the same name. No, I'm not making this up. Even better it's about the US Navy battling aliens at sea! While the concept doesn't seem to be anything better than what's usually vomited onto SyFy by Asylum Entertainment, it does have higher production values and (inexplicably) Liam Neeson. Perhaps Stephen Colbert and Jeff Goldblum should have been cast instead? (Skip to 3:20 for relevant bit.) No word on if giant red and white pegs will be depicted.

MTV has a few assumptions based on the trailer:
Speaking of alien weaponry, the ship is capable of unleashing some kind of bubble force field that encompasses an enemy and, so it seems, destroys everything within it. We'll just ignore, for now, how the bubble reminds us of that containment unit in "The Simpsons Movie." Instead, let's concentrate on the alien tech. We're hoping for originality and cool visuals to join forces and deliver us a satisfying early summer movie experience. The bubble, perhaps, is the harbinger of fun, absurd, eye-popping stuff to come.
Comes out May of 2012 which seems like a long time to promote a stinker (or is that sinker)? Then again, I'm all about the alien invasion genre.

1 comment:

  1. Seems to me to be a safe way to market a game movie about navel combat to a world sick of war.