The first trailer for Peter Berg’s Battleship hit the web last week, and today we have our first look at Rihanna in character in the film. The trailer was, um, less than warmly received, but I wasn’t necessarily offended by the trailer, I just don’t really see the point in having another “grounded in reality” alien invasion movie. A much interesting take could have been, I don’t know, naval battles between human-manned ships?
But enough about the trailer. The image shows Rihanna sporting her military getup and wielding a very big gun. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself. The film also stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Brooklyn Decker. Battleship opens May 18th, 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for Battleship:
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.