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Watch: ‘Independence Day’ Meets ‘Pearl Harbor’ In New Trailer For ‘Battleship’

Watch: 'Independence Day' Meets 'Pearl Harbor' In New Trailer For 'Battleship'

“Warning red, weapons tight…I want everything loaded,” Liam Neeson gravely intones to a bunch of guys stranded in Alaskan wilderness to his crew. Why? Because a bunch of Transformers from space who are gonna create a huge debris field are coming to Earth in the latest trailer for “Battleship.”

The most explosion-y of the spots yet, this trailer makes the case that Universal really, really wanted to make “Transfomers 4” instead. Focusing heavily on the baddies, which look like their suits were ripped out of “Halo,” these aliens (or whatever) seem hella fierce. In fact, we have no idea how these puny little boats are going to defeat a massive onslaught of high tech weaponry from beyond, but maybe Taylor Kitsch and co. run into Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum on the way. At any rate, this looks pretty terrible, a ludicrous plot coupled with lots of loud noises hoping to distract you from how silly it all seems. And while many have this in the tank for a bomb, sometimes this is all it takes to get audiences to fork over their cash. And unlike “John Carter,” at least people know what a “Battleship” is. Plus, RIHANNA, WOO!

“Battleship” will sink or swim on May 18th, but folks in the U.K. get it more than a month early on April 11th.

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I have changed my mind! Superstar Rihanna is going to carry this thing to victory! And everybody loves Liam Neeson! Taylor Kitsch's meager career is saved! It's Transformers 4! BOOYAH! Money in the bank!


So wait Rihanna is in the navy? This looks so stupid that I predict it will make a fortune. Sadly.

Oogle monster

Hold up, is that Landry?!! Peter Berg is really loyal to his FNL stars.


Rihanna, reading the script: "So they just want me to stand around and look pouty and/or concerned? and they're going to pay me HOW much?"




I think this looks awesome!! And I usually hate these types of movies.


You have to love the urethra-cam shot of the main gun unloading right into the camera. Symbolism, folks. Classy stuff.

Tobias Bowman

I am currently muttering to myself in Hebrew, trying to remember the notes from Dr Jones' diary which guide me through this hellish onslaught. "Junior, in hebrew… 'utter waste of f**king time and money' is spelt with an I" – Oh looks like I failed and had my faith in the viewing public decapitated once again.


Or, Dillon Panthers vs Decepticons!

I have much love for FNL. Why go all McBay on me?

Still, I think it'd be just about watchable (in a 'low expectations' kind of way). It certainly won't be really, PAINFULLY bad, like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days or Inception.

@drdang: I agree.. teenage boys will eat this up.


I'll wait for May 2013… when "Pacific Rim" shows 'em how it's done.


Taylor Kitsch is about to have a really bad year. This is gonna be another "John Carter"-sized flop.


Yup, this looks too much like a Transformers film to not be a huge hit.

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