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Here’s the deal: it’s sorta like “Transformers” crossed with “Battle: Los Angeles” with a huge dose of explosions. Lot and lots of explosions. If Universal wanted a big-time, loud, costly Summer event film, it looks like Peter Berg has delivered that to them, and then some. I don’t know if the film itself will be any good, but if you liked “Battle: Los Angeles” and the “Transformers” films, I really don’t see how you can NOT like what Berg is offering up here. It’s essentially the same movie from what I can tell in terms of feel, tone, and human cannon fodder — er, I mean, human characters. Please to enjoy the new trailer.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by 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 fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard 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.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu, and Liam Neeson.
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