It is incredibly difficult to gauge whether director Peter Berg, The Rundown and Friday Night Lights, is going to make this film work. By all accounts, a movie based on a board game should be laughed off the screen, but Berg seems to be attempting a Michael Bay movie that has some brains. From what is being said, this film is bout aliens, some of whom are scientists and some of whom are just grunts, trying to conquer Earth. And yes, it does feel like a Transformers themed water park.
Only time will tell if Berg has just made a Bay knock-off or if he really is capable of making a big budget film like his mentor, Michael Mann, is able to do. For now, all one can do is watch this new trailer here, and make up there own minds as to whether this will sink or swim.
Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Rhianna, and Brooklyn Decker and is set to hit theatres May 18, 2012.