Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Maybe It's Time To Stop Laughing At "Battleship?"

Y'know what I like about this? I like that the aliens seem to be just green lizard-guys wearing big stompy metal space-suits. That's old-school. I approve.

18 comments:

Derek said...

It's never time to stop laughing at Battleship. Also, that first alien looks like it's wearing the Inferno Armor from Mass Effect.

Robo said...

The question being; "Have I already watched every single explosion this movie have to offer?"

Joshua the Anarchist said...

Nope still laughing. Or rather groaning. I refuse to assume the best of a movie working this hard to look like Transformers at sea. Even if there are little green men under those metal masks, the designs look about as new school as it gets, assuming you define "new school" as Michael Bay. Also, stunt casting like a pop star with no previous acting experience to speak of is never a good sign.

biomechanical923 said...

I think Rihanna should sing all of her lines like in this video

Elerigo said...

I can't wait for this movie, I have embraced the stupid, i Relish the stupid and just laugh with it.

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's a new way of taking the alien invasion story that just happens to be called Battleship.

Here's an article that goes over the whole "Battleship" film that I think you'd enjoy, Bob.

Anonymous said...

It has Liam Neeson in it. I'm going to see it no matter what. Ever since Taken and The A-Team, Liam Neeson has been on my 'must-see-everything-he's-in' list.

John.E said...

I cant see this film being any worse than "enjoyably bad", so you could say im looking forward to it.

Also its coming out a whole month early in UK/Australia than the US. I dont really know why, most big US blockbuster seem to come out in AUS earlier, if not a day or two than a whole week (Avengers). Just lucky I guess

Chris said...

Has a Battle L.A. vibe. If the name had been different, the perception would be different.

Elessar said...

A, Bob I know we're going to disagree on this, but being old school in sci-fi doesn't excuse crap. Doesn't hurt, but it doesn't help. Still gotta be a good movie.

B, no based on that trailer, it's time to start laughing HARDER at Battleship.

Anonymous said...

Any movie that prouldy says "Hey guys! i was made by the dudes that brought you transformers! Aint it awesome?" is not gonna be worth the money to watch it in theaters. For crying out lound, they are even recycling sound effects from transformers! Also, global extinction level event? Battleship was a damn boardgame about duelling, uhhhm, oh yeah, BATLLESHIPS and now there is a goddamn alien invasion threatening our entire race?

I can put up with alot of bull from works of fiction (i actually watched all the seasons of lost, can you belive it?), but this production is BS all the way. It has nothing to do with battleship, and from the look of it you might as well call it "Transformers on Water 5: The Michael Bayening".

kevmon1116 said...

You know what I dislike about this? That it's a Goddamn Alien invasion movie that looks like Transformers; Again!!!

Folks, Transformers is not an Alien Invasion story. It involves aliens, half of whom are invaders, but it is NOT an alien invasion story. It's an action/scifi war story. And I am sick of these assholes desciding that Transformers IS an alien invasion story, thus the Transformers Movies are how alien invasion movies should look.

Hollywood, not only is this Not how alien invasion movies should look; It's not even how Transformers should look!

No more shifting panels that have no purpose. No more lego block looking spaceships. No more alien invasion movies that look like this crap. Become creative people. We know you can. Do it!

Jackson said...

Anyone who's ever actually played battleship knows that part of the fun was not knowing where your opponent's ships were located. Cinema is a visual medium and it doesn't look like the director and producers went for subtlety.

Smashmatt202 said...

It's like you said, you can make a good movie out of anything.

Even a goofy, fun, action movie with aliens and stuff based on a board game that had nothing to do with any of that.

KingOfDoma said...

... oh, holy crap, I just realized... RIHANNA IS GOING TO HAVE TO TRY AND EFFECT AN AMERICAN ACCENT.

Man, I'm calling it. Unintentional Comedy Award of the Year, right there. :D

Adrian Tchaikovsky said...

It looks like Transformers save that it's based on an even worse idea/franchise. Given past reaction to Transformers, what's to like about this?

SpoonOfTheDamned said...

Yea, it ist time to stop laughing at battleship.
And time to start crying.
When this thing gets goning, brace yourself for hungry hungry hippo, the movie. And the spider solitare movie saga.

Anonymous said...

Nope, still laughing. But starting to laugh with instead of at.