Lost in Previews: Battleship

What did you think a movie based on the game Battleship would be about?  Lame, yes.  Alien invasion, no.  That is clearly what it is about based on the trailer for Battleship that got released a couple of days ago.  Is there not a more interesting, original storyline than an alien invasion?  The film kind of gives me an Armageddon-type feel to it based on the love interest being the daughter of the captain of the ship.  Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Alexander Skarsgård.

“Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on 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 fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård 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.

Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander).

Summer 2012 begins with the biggest battle of all: Battleship.”

Battleship is in theatres May 18, 2012.

by Sarah Ksiazek

About Sarah Ksiazek

Sarah is a Zookeeper extraordinaire who writes, edits, and is the resident trailer addict for Lost in Reviews. Do not underestimate her snobbery when it comes to trailers. She also owns/runs The Host Movie News which is a fan site for The Host movie adaptation.

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