When I grew up playing Milton Bradley’s ‘Battleship’, I never pictured that it would be a very good concept for a Hollywood film. I also never pictured that if it were actually to hit the cinemas, that it would involve battleships fighting aliens. What was I thinking? Of course that is how Hollywood would interpret this beloved childhood board game.
Maybe director Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) is cooking up a miracle, but with a $200 million estimated budget, it looks more like a recipe for the rebirth of ‘Waterworld.’ Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, and Rihanna have been brought in to pull off the gimmick.
I’m more than willing to admit that I’m wrong, but I think this battleship is going to sink next summer, and I think it will sink badly.
‘Battleship’ hits theaters on May 18, 2012.
Here are the new posters for ‘Battleship’ and ‘The Muppets.’
‘Battleship’ is directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), written by Erich (Whiteout & Red) & Jon (Whiteout) Hoeber, and stars Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Taylor Kitsch. ‘Battleship’ is scheduled to hit theaters on May 18, 2012.
‘The Muppets’ is directed by James Bobin (1st feature film), written by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek), and stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Rashida Jones, Selena Gomez, Mila Kunis and many others.