Action-Packed New Trailer for Peter Berg's Battleship Adaptation
Posted 12.10.11 by BrentJS
Based on online comments, the first trailer for director Peter Berg's (Hancock) Battleship failed to convince very many viewers that the idea of turning the classic Hasbro board game into a big-budgeted, effects-driven spectacle featuring, of all things, aliens, was a very good idea. That most likely had to do with the fact the trailer was light on action and heavy on schmaltzy character introductions.
Universal Pictures has apparently taken the comments to heart because the action-packed new trailer that was recently released shifts the focus away from the human characters — though we do get to hear pop singer-turned-actress Rihanna speak for the first time — and towards the various robotic invaders that have been hiding in our planet's oceans (and that would easily fit into any of Michael Bay's Transformers movies).
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.
To watch the trailer in HD, head over to Apple.
Next Showing: Battleship
opens May 18