Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Battleship: The Trailer of The Movie of The Game

Otherwise known as "What Transformers Hath Wrought". I thought Battleship might have made a decent period war movie, but that approach would have killed any chances for a toy line.

By my count Ridley Scott is ripping off three different Michael Bay movies (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Transformers) in this trailer. Let me say that again: Ridley Scott (the man responsible for Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, etc.) is ripping off Michael Bay (the man responsible for the Worst Use of an Animal Cracker in Cinematic History, among other offenses).

There are no battleships left in any Navy in the world, so this movie makes about as much sense as fat-free half-and-half.

2 comments:

shadoglare said...

Yeaaaaah. So Transformers at Sea. Great. Based on the ceremony they show in the trailer it's possible this is supposed to be the launching of a new ship? I actually wasn't aware there were no more US battleships in use (apparently the last one was decommissioned in '91) so it's also possible that Hollywood is just hoping that most of their audience is as ignorant as I was.

Thomas L. McDonald said...

At least now I understand why Hasbro made Battleship Galaxies: they're injecting an sf theme into the franchise in time for the movie.

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