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Movie Review: Battleship
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Battleship Movie PosterBattleship
Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano
Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13
Release Date: May 18, 2012

Prepare To Be Boarded…
More Like Bored-ed

Battleship was first released by the Milton Bradley Company in 1943 as the pad-and-pencil game, Broadsides: the Game of Naval Strategy, and then as a traditional board game in 1967. Of course, if you’re reading Geeks Of Doom, you’re probably most familiar with the 1989 Electronic Talking Battleship and the classic catchline, “You sunk my battleship!”

After the success of toys-to-films franchises like Transformers and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, toy mega-giant Hasbro reviewed its catalog and selected Battleship as its next project, with director Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) at the helm. In the film adaptation, NASA discovers an extrasolar, Earth-like planet with conditions suitable for life. Using a high-tech communications array in Hawaii, NASA transmits a signal to the far-off planet in an attempt to make contact with potential intelligent life forms.

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Watch Now: New ‘Battleship’ Trailer Promises Massive Destruction and Mindless Fun
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Yet another new trailer for Universal Pictures’ sea-going alien invasion extravaganza Battleship has hit the web boasting more large-scale mayhem and extraterrestrial menaces that vaguely resemble Master Chief to make the last Transformers movie look like a German indie film.

You can watch the video here below.

Just about every CG-enhanced money shot in Peter Berg‘s board game-based sci-fi adventure has been crammed into these headache-inducing two minutes. The movie’s release is two months away so at this point anyone interested in seeing it has already made up their mind. Battleship looks like decent summer entertainment, nothing more.

Battleship opens on May 18, 2012.

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Watch the ‘Battleship’ Super Bowl TV Spot
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During last night’s Super Bowl Universal Pictures debuted the latest preview for their summer alien invasion epic/board game adaptation Battleship.

You can watch the TV spot here below.

The minute-long TV spot is little more than a sizzle reel of destruction, awesome-looking aliens (where the writers and director Peter Berg playing Halo during the development process?), and a hard rock soundtrack. In other words this looks like the ideal summer event flick. I just hope there’s a really juicy steak among all this sizzle being sold, instead of that slab of rancid beef jerky that was Cowboys & Aliens.

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New ‘Battleship’ Image and International Poster Released
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Battleship

Universal Pictures has released a new image and international poster for their upcoming summer tentpole sci-fi action board game adaptation Battleship.

Both the poster and image feature the same theme: humanity overwhelmed by massive alien technology. The studio is hoping the multiple Transformers connections and similarities will help make Battleship a huge hit. It couldn’t hurt. At least they’re not springing for a last-minute, headache-inducing 3D conversion to boost their fortunes. Then again, the premiere isn’t for a few months so there’s still time.

You can check them out here below.

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New ‘Battleship’ Trailer & Images Released; Director Peter Berg Discusses Sequels
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Today Universal Pictures released a new trailer for their alien invasion epic/board game adaptation Battleship, along with some images from the film. You can check them out here below.

The film focuses on five international naval fleets forced to do battle with hostile forces from outer space. Thrown into the mix are Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Asano Tadanobu, and Alexander Skarsgård. Battleship is directed by Peter Berg from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.

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New Behind The Scenes Video From ‘Battleship’ Hits
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Excited for Battleship? I mean, how couldn’t you be? A horrible cast (save for one Liam Neeson), a mediocre director at the helm, and what can best be described as a dreadful trailer all have been shared in the same breath as the title of this film, and have since sent this movie down the ladder of most anticipated projects coming down the pipeline.

Well, thanks to Entertainment Tonight, we have a new set video for the film, and I must say, it doesn’t do much for me.

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New Photo Of Rihanna From ‘Battleship’ Hits The Web
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Fans of weapons, musicians, and big budget blockbusters have just found their new favorite story.

Rihanna Daily has posted a new photo of the hugely popular singer-turned-actress Rihanna with what appears to be a big freaking gun on the set of her upcoming film, Battleship.

The photo itself looks just as entertaining as the first trailer for the board game “adaptation,” which stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, and Liam Neeson and follows a young man looking to not only prove the father of his main squeeze wrong, but also save his crew from an impending alien invasion.

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It’s NAVY vs. Aliens In The First Trailer For Peter Berg’s ‘Battleship’
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We’ve known for a while now that director Peter Berg (The Rundown, The Kingdom) would be taking the unlikeliest of routes when he took the popular board game, Battleship, and turned it into a movie. Instead of just going with a movie about a bunch of ships doing battle in the middle of the ocean, it was decided to add a little spice in the form of an alien invasion.

In the movie, Naval officers based on the USS John Paul Jones (named for the man who’s getting his own slightly twisted movie titled Here There Be Monsters) discover a strange craft that turns out to be aliens who are attempting to build a power source from the Earth’s oceans.

You can check out the first trailer for Battleship and read a synopsis by continuing on below now.

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The Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack will be released on October 12, 2010, so we here at Geeks of Doom are not only giving away this soundtrack, but also The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season DVD to one lucky reader!

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By the way, if you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries, be sure to check out the Bite On This podcast hosted by Geeks of Doom’s own Willie Gillis.

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Liam Neeson Joins The Cast Of Peter Berg’s Board Game Movie ‘Battleship’
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Seasoned veteran actor Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Battleship, the movie based on the popular board game of the same name that sees players calling out locations in hopes of striking and sinking their opponents strategically placed fleet.

Neeson will play a Naval officer named Admiral Shane, whose daughter (played by model Brooklyn Decker) is engaged to a young officer played by lead Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter of Mars). Also starring in the film is Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Zoolander), who will play Kitsch’s brother, and pop star Rihanna.

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