Battleship on the Superbowl

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by Ford W Maverick, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Ford W Maverick

    Ford W Maverick Well-Known Member

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    So the Superbowl just sowed a new trailer for the movie Battleship. Is it a bad sign that up till then I thought the movie had already been released, flopped and forgotten?
     
  2. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just want to see RiRi fighting some aliens!
     
  3. Mauiman

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    The thing looks like a rip off of Transformers when it is not supposed to be such a thing.
     
  4. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Not sure what to make of it, looks like a mix of Transformers and Under Siege. But having a great love for the big battlewagons I hope it shows them well.
     
  5. TK9120

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    I read somewhere that it was basically Independence Day at sea. Seems like that to me. I really don't know why I heard it was supposed to have something to do with the game. There's no way you can make a movie about that game.
     
  6. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    They already made that movie, long time ago, called "Sink the Bismark." ;)
     
  7. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Actually it does tie into the game at least vaguely, Hasbro sold Paramount a ton rights to board games a few years ago when they figured out Transformers would sucker people.
     
  8. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    They are even using the same sound FX and Bay-esque camera moves from Transformers. It just seems a bit strange to me that Peter Berg directed this.
     
  9. TK9120

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    But at least Transformers are characters that you can write a movie about. I don't see how you can make a movie about a board game. Unless it's something like Jumangi or a Oiuja board.
     
  10. Randy13

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    It looks and sounds a lot like Transformers to me. How about they try to make a movie based on Connect Four or Hungry, Hungry Hippo? :confused
     
  11. Celtic007

    Celtic007 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As soon as I saw it I thought "There's another Transformers?" The cgi stuff looks just like it, design wise and everything.
     
  12. C0mmand3rC0dy

    C0mmand3rC0dy Sr Member

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    Liam Neeson I can understand for a popular casting choice, but Rihanna? REALLY?
     
  13. JiminSTLouis

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    It did say right on the trailer:

    "From Hasbro, The Company That Brought You Transformers"
     
  14. Ford W Maverick

    Ford W Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I just don't get the logic behind buying a property and then making a movie based on said property that bears almost NO resemblance to the * property? I would have a lot more respect for this movie if it was named just about anything else. If it was named "Captain Wow vs the Mars Men" and they dropped the pretense of being 'based' on a board game I think it would actually HELP the marketing of this film. As it is people see the trailer and go "Really? I can't wait to not go see that..." It just drains all the credibility out of it and makes it a farce before you've even seen the movie. That's pretty much the exact opposite of what a movie ad campaign is supposed to do.
     
  15. Wes R

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    Oh there's a 4th * in the works but Bay isn't involved. We 80s fans keep wishing they'd make something that actually looks like a Transformer but sadly Hasbro's made parts of the Bayformer films universal Transformer canon. I see battleship doing well as it will attract teenagers who want to see crap explode.
     
  16. Ford W Maverick

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