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Sci-Fi Battleship

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tim, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Tim

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    There's a small blog with some filming pics and back ground on this board game to movie conversion of sorts. It includes an alien invasion, so slightly off the storyboard! But it's right up our street.

    http://battleship-movie-trailer.blogspot.com/

    The trailer was supposed to have already been out, and the film release may have been put back 3/4 of a year. We'll just have to wait and see what it comes out like.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/

    The director, Peter Berg, is working on this film and a second and then will be remaking Dune.
     
  2. ultraviolet

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    after watching Taken and recently Unkown Liam Neeson can do no wrong realy. Peter Berg is good aswell; might be good
     
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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    Looks cool. I'm excited to hear they are remaking Dune! I wonder who would be a good actor to play Paul Arteides?
     
  4. Original90s

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    meh. Turned a board game into a movie.
     
  5. Kevin

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    I still can't fathom why the heck this movie was licensed from the classic board game. Unless there was a hidden part of the game that I never found, I sure don't remember any alien battles in UFOs from the game when I was a kid.
     
  6. Tim

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    The trailer is out finally. Release date in the UK is 20th April 2012.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xk6eko

    low res pics from the trailer including the one second shot of Rihanna:

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  7. Starbeast from Planet X

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    Hasbro Toy Company strikes again! They've already made Transformer movies and the G.I.Joe film.

    I'm not impressed by the trailer for Battleship, I think it's another flick for the kiddies, like the Transformers films (which I couldn't stand). Too bad, I like Liam Neeson, and playing the electronic Battleship game years ago.


    Battleship Movie Trailer
     
  8. Kevin

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    New trailer released... the more I see of it, the more it looks like it is a very high priced B-movie.

     
  9. Tim

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    I just noticed the second trailer myself and was about to post it. I saw a comment from viewers of the trailer suggesting, "scathing" responses were the norm. I'll watch the trailer shortly........
     
  10. Cam Winstanley

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    If only one character in the movie utters the line "You sunk my battleship," it'd be worth paying to see. Almost.

    And it COULD happen. The GI Joe movie had someone mutter a line about one of the characters having "realistic hair" and a "kung fu grip".

    No shame you see. That's Hollywood's secret.
     
  11. Pragmatist

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    I haven't seen this movie but I probably will. I will no doubt consider myself 'fleeced' for the ticket price but what the hell. The effects look ok.

    Is the plot-line, an alien spacecraft capable of traversing inter-stellar distances, of generating the enormous energy levels that this travel would require, and of moving in three dimensions, is defeated by a lumbering old battleship that can only move sluggishly through seawater in two dimensions? Maybe I will save my money.
     
  12. Kevin

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    Re: Battleship (2012 Liam Neeson, Rihanna)

    Yeah, that is pretty much it. It is going to make a ton of money though because it is shiny, makes a lot of noise, stars the singer Rihanna, and will be promoted endlessly until we are all sick of it before even seeing the movie.
     
  13. Mauricem

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    I scoffed at the idea of a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and look what happened with that. All it takes is one good actor to make it all worthwhile. Reserving judgement. Did anyone else notice the torpedos are pegs from the game.
     
  14. Starbeast from Planet X

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    The preview trailers looked awful to me, plus I knew it was based off the game "Battleship", I'm just going to just forget this movie.

    Maricem, I noticed, and I rolled my eyes then shook my head.
     
  15. Mauricem

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    So Battleship, a movie about aliens attacking ships is really a Naval film?
    "I've been trying to do a movie set in the water for a long time. My dad was a naval historian, he used to drag me to every Navy museum in the world, anywhere we could go," Berg told MTV News at Toy Fair. "I've always wanted to do a movie about the Navy."

    I think not.
     
  16. TheSupreme

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    Not sure how much I am looking forward this but I will put it on my list to see.

    Not sure I will see this movie but I did add it to my list.
     
  17. Tim

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    Well, if it is really bad then Asylum can claim it is a parody and, at least in the US, have legal leg to stand on. :D

    I was a bit surprised to see the lawsuit though because it is pretty common to see B-movie versions released around the same time as the big-budget versions; it has been going on for years.
     
  19. Kevin

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    Asylum doesn't seem too concerned. :D

     
  20. Mauricem

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    This happens all the time to them. It's all great publicity. I didn't even know they made the movie before this article. Makes you wonder how they were "publicizing" it.
     

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