Japanese Trailer for BATTLESHIP

     December 26, 2011


I want Battleship to be crazy, ridiculous, and (most importantly) fun.  Basically the Transformers experience with a higher ceiling.  I see that potential in the trailers we have seen so far, but there is no footage that cannot be made better by enthusiastic Japanese voiceover.  A Japanese trailer for Battleship hit the web over the weekend with new footage.  My optimism is not greater, but sustained at a high level.

Paramount is billing the board game adaptation as “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.”  Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson star in the Peter Berg-directed feature.  Battleship opens May 18, 2012.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer, plus a director’s commentary on a previous trailer.

Japanese trailer via Bleeding Cool:

IGN sat down with Berg to talk about the last Battleship trailer.  It serves as a nice jumping-off point for a 17-minute conversation about the characters, the story, Berg’s admiration for the military, as well as the extraterrestrial elements and the scope of the movie.

Official synopsis:

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.



  • Hairyman

    This just keeps looking worse with every trailer.

  • Farzan

    The more I see of the Battleship movie, the more excited I am. Peter Berg is talented and out of all of his movies, only Hancock was disappointing (not his fault, the script was In development Hell for years before getting made). As a summer movie, this will be entertaining and more importantly fun. Something the Transformers sequels lacked considerably.

  • Jeff

    What the hell does this have to do with the board game? Couldn’t they at least try a naval warefare movie?

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  • Mr.Rich316

    Yeah, I can see why this isn’t on collider’s most anticipated blockbuster list. Doesn’t fit “blockbuster ” at all. I’m sure “Brave” and “Gravity” are bigger budgeted and more epic in scale than this .

  • jack

    the japanese guy at the end saying “battre ship” is the best part of the whole trailer

  • Leo

    There is the part of me that wants to see the big dumb popcorn flick so bad, but the inclusion of the truly repulsive Rhianna is just a complete and absolute turn off, and a sign of how this movie is being brought together.

    • I cry u smile

      Hear, hear

  • Tarek

    Rihanna? Really ? I’m pretty sure she will get herself naked before the end of the movie. She excels in that.

  • Dannyboy3030

    Rihanna & Brooklyn Dekker! Holy shit! This movie I going to win all the Oscars.

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