Prepare for battle!
Um, was that in the board game? And will we be able to figure out their coordinates?
If you're hoping to hear phrases like "B, 5!" and "You sank my battleship!" in director Peter Berg's big-screen adaptation of the beloved game, all we can say is, Sorry. (Pun, possibly intended...)
Once again, Kitsch finds himself playing a screw-up. In fact, he's such a screw-up that Neeson has no idea what his daughter, Brooklyn Decker, who does a great job of standing on the shore watching boats go by, sees in him.
Naturally, this is all a misunderstanding. All he needs is a situation to prove himself. Cue the aliens. When Skarsgård in all his Naval officer glory gives Kitsch the order to investigate a mysterious craft at sea, things quickly turn from naval exercise into a Transformers-meets-Armageddon-meets-beer-commercial fiasco. At least the alien ammunition kinda looks like the original pegs from the game.
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think: Is Battleship a miss or are you ready to play?