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Battleship Trailer

Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 6:46am

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Ok - now I know what you must be thinking - this has gotta be stupid. That's what I thought. I was goaded into watching it. Now its in my top 5 most anticipated films. Watch to the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzWXCcCnivY
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 6:57am

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Oh man, this looks good.

I was surprised by how stylized and badass this ended up looking- then I recalled it was directed by Peter Berg, and it made sense.

Can't wait.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 7:06am

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This looks absurd. The tone reminds me of Clash of the Titans.

But not necessarily in a bad way. I really enjoyed watching Clash of the Titans, but not because it wasn't stupid.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 9:20am

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Eh, I thought this was an ok trailer but I definitely have no desire to see this movie other than the fact that Liam Neeson is in it... I'll probably see it just cause he's in it.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 9:56am

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Heh, that looks kind of cool. And Liam Neeson is always great to watch.

ALthough I can't say Peter Berg has made anything I particularly liked so far.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 2:41pm

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Reminds me of a Michael Bay movie. The cinematography, the settings, the style all reminds me of him. This trailer didn't do a whole lot for me, but looking forward to it.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 3:01pm

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This does not look "good" unless you're being ironic. The only thing that is going to make people see this is Liam Neeson. Teenage boys will see it because it's shiny and has aliens and a swimsuit model in it. I'll only see it if Liam Neeson shouts "You sunk my battleship!", but I won't pay full ticket price to do so, because it's a movie based on a board game. Nothing about it looks interesting to me.

I can't wait for them to make Boggle into a movie where aliens come down to earth to defeat us at word puzzles! Boggle will sell so many units that Christmas, it's a fact!
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 5:36pm

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This is not at all what I expected when I first heard about the project - in a good way. I was ready for a lame cash in that features so-so battles and tries to be super serious for no reason. They seem to have gone the opposite direction instead, going as balls-to-the-wall crazy as they possibly can.

I respect the film a lot more now - as it seems they're fully acknowledging that this is a movie about a shitty boardgame, and rolling with it, and embellishing it, instead of the current hollywood trend of "modernizing" and "seriousifying" the material for no reason.

And above all else - there's been so many lame, boring, uninspired action movies lately that I'm excited to see something that I honestly haven't seen before.

Call me crazy. Trust me I'm already calling myself that. But this looks great.


(Of course it's just a trailer - so we shall see.)
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 8:28pm

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Atom wrote:

how stylized and badass this ended up looking-
Except they stole the style and the badass from Michael Bay right down to the sunsets, military and colour grade. Pass.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 8:38pm

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Evman wrote:

shitty boardgame
I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2011, 8:46pm

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Pooky wrote:

Evman wrote:

shitty boardgame
I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 9:27am

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Evman wrote:

Ok - now I know what you must be thinking - this has gotta be stupid. That's what I thought. I was goaded into watching it. Now its in my top 5 most anticipated films. Watch to the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzWXCcCnivY
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Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 10:39am

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Rating: +1

I always thought that the narrative element of battleships, the sheer epic scale and pace of the game, was perfect for a big screen adaptation. Great to see the film makers have been faithful to the source and included those MASSIVE ALIEN SPACE SHIPS that are so familiar to any seasoned player.

Just
looks
terrible.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 2:16pm

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Are you seriously complaining about it not sticking to the source material? This isn't Lord or the Rings. This is based on a glorified board game.

Think about the 100,000 ways this could look worse. At least with this version they seem willing to just go nuts with it.

They aren't gonna be faithful to the deeply drawn characters of Candyland either, I bet. sad
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 2:54pm

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I dunno man, I kind of agree with Max: Battleship was never a crazy game, it was about relatively slow and large-scale naval warfare. Some sort of huge, epic battleship battle could've been cool, as opposed to battling an alien.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 2:57pm

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I'd have to agree with Pooky, and I think the peg shaped missiles were absurd.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 5:49pm

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I agree with Max and Pooky. It'd be highly entertaining to have a movie that centered around standoffs and slow warfare with elements in the background forcing each naval officers' hands. This movie looks like a transformers/earth-is-going-to-die-again-but-with-clever-title wannabe.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 6:29pm

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Ha, I was just making a joke to illustrate my confusion over why anyone would ever make a film out of a game with absolutely NO story at all and the fact that it could be about absolutely anything as long as their is a battleship in it. I just can't believe that this is a film.

Battleships is a game where you stick pegs in a board. The live action adaptation of battleships would be a film of two people playing battleships.

This is a multi-million $ advert for human stupidity.

I'm going to make a live action version of draughts, the basic plot being that the military have to fight an army of GIANT ALIEN SPACESHIPS that fire missiles that look like draughts at strategic defense points.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 6:53pm

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"Master and Commander" was a rather awesome depiction of naval warfare. At least I thought so. smile


Is this seriously based on the board game or does it just happen to have the same name? To call a film about ships in battle "Battleships" isn't such a far stretch even without the boardgame?
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 7:05pm

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No it is based on the board game, this is from the trailers blurb:

"Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game"
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 7:17pm

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Hehe, how random. Makes it look worse then it probably is.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 7:58pm

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Yeah they filmed parts of this in Hawaii.

Looks like Skyline on the ocean (and I quit watching that 20 minutes into it).

I like Liam Neeson, but this flick looks mediocre at best.
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 9:53pm

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swintonmaximilian wrote:

Ha, I was just making a joke to illustrate my confusion over why anyone would ever make a film out of a game with absolutely NO story at all ...
What's wrong with basing a movie off of a board game? We base movies off of some single idea or notion that isn't a story in itself, and then form the story about that idea. Why can't the same be done with the concept being a board game?
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 10:11pm

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It's quite simple, really: none of us would even be talking about this movie if it wasn't named "Battleship".
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2011, 11:09pm

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Hey, I found this article from 2008 about Universal's deal with Hasbro to produce this (and others.)

Pooky wrote:

It's quite simple, really: none of us would even be talking about this movie if it wasn't named "Battleship".
This is pretty much the gist of it. Even if these films fail, Hasbro and Universal still makes bank on the merchandise, because on the Battleship box it can now say, "Now a major motion picture from Universal!" And they can bundle the DVD with the game, etc. Since the goal is brand awareness, the plot doesn't have to have anything to do with the game, because the only thing that matters is the name.

A movie called Monopoly! doesn't have to be about a shoe, an iron, a terrier, a thimble, and so on, all racing to own property. It can be about Shia LeBeouf, a young CEO whose company is about to merge with the one that his girlfriend's father owns, and they run everyone else out of town together. But they'll also learn a lesson about greed and humility from a friendly CGI extra-terrestrial being, in a way that the whole family will love!

Coming fall 2012 from Universal.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2011, 12:09am

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Yeah, what Aculag said.

But what I don't get is why the first few posts in this thread were saying: "Wow, they adapted the game like this?? How cool!". Well what did you expect? People playing a board game? Since when were studio executives that dumb? I can do this nonsense to:

Risk - Use Weta's MASSIVE and rip off Lord of the Rings as much possible. And there's an alien battleship.

Dungeons and Dragons - Oh wait they already did that. But in mine there will be an alien battleship.

Chess - Two big kingdoms are in a war and the movie centers around their king's strategy on the battlefield. And there's an alien battleship.

Operation - A young hotshot surgeon played by Shia LaBeef has to be pretty impressive on the operating table to get into the pants of the nurse of his affections (Miley Cyrus). And there's an alien battleship.


See? That took me five minutes. You can turn anything into a PG13, Michael Bay-style, "safe bet", forgettable premise for a movie. It doesn’t cost a dime. Call me when someone passes on the simplest, most appealing and lazy premise in favor of a more challenging and interesting one.

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Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2011, 1:13am

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But you're forgetting my main point.

My expectations were so far below ground on this one that you'd need to bring in Bruce Willis to drill down and find them.

This trailer made me literally laugh out loud. Very very hard. Because compared to what I was expecting, it was totally crazy. And I'm definitely down for a hilarious movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. Especially given the "serious" but unintentionally hilarious shite we've been subjected to this summer... X-Men First Class, Transformers 3, Green Lantern, Cowboys and Aliens, etc etc etc.

At the VERY least this film clearly seems to know what it is. Which is better than most Hollywood "Post-Dark-Knight-Pseudo-Brooding/Serious-but-not-really-and-for-no-discernable-reason" movies now-a-days.

Therefore I will see it.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2011, 7:00am

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Personally, I love films that have a sense of humor about themselves. I hope the actual film does, because the trailer certainly seemed to. It's not like I was looking forward to "Battleship: the Movie," so this can't really disappoint. My respect for Neeson pretty much hinges on this, though.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2011, 6:04pm

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I think I'll definitely watch this simply because Neeson is in it. Of course I'll have absolutely no hope for it, so it'll probably impress me.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2011, 9:51pm

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Including X-Men: First Class in a list with Green Lantern and Cowboys & Aliens is highly-unfair. At least, myself and the aggregated collective reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes would agree.

The former understood its camp value, and did well to both serve and facilitate it into a generally well-received, fun movie. The two latter, however, I agree- absolutely suffer from being laughably grave and taking themselves and their ridiculous cinematic mythos waaay too seriously. That's why one flourished commercially and critically, while the other two were the silliest, most cringe-worthy bombs at the box office of this summer. (And I wanted to like Cowboys & Aliens so bad.)

In that regard, I agree- it's nice to see something not take itself seriously at all given the material. This is the very reason I found The A-Team to be a fantastic movie. It was campy and ridiculous as he'll, and completely shameless in acknowledging so. Super fun.

Don't think Battleship will quite touch that, but I understand the positivity/surprise/sentiment, Evman.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Aug 2011, 9:40pm

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is it confirmed to be based on the boardgame or is that just general speculation because it shares the same name?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Aug 2011, 10:25pm

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swintonmaximilian wrote:

No it is based on the board game, this is from the trailers blurb:

"Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game"
Posted: Wed, 3rd Aug 2011, 10:27pm

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Also see the article I posted.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Aug 2011, 10:27pm

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Also Google and Wikipedia
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 6:10pm

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I'm just going to play the game and spoil the movie... Oh, wait!
Anyway, I'm just probably going to end of watching it, regardless if it looks good or not.