Last updated: 10 April 2012 I have to admit, when I first heard there was going to a movie based on the game of Battleship… I was skeptical.
Particularly because the only Battleship games I ever played consisted of taking a piece of paper and pencil, drawing a dotted grid, and shading in squares for the aircraft carrier, submarine, destroyer and, of course, the titular battleship.
Apparently, things moved on since then and you can get proper Battleship board games, with a board and all, there’s even video games… I hear you can even get it on your phone. Fancy that. It’s a far cry from ye olden days, sure when I was your age… *cough**splutter**wheeze* err…
To be honest, I can’t even being to imagine how the Battleship I knew could possibly be translated into a movie… and judging by the trailers that have been released for the Battleship movie, neither could they. Or, perhaps that’ll be the big reveal when the film comes out, they’re just hiding it from us.
Secretly, and as ridiculous as it would be, I actually do want them to shoehorn the game thing in there… I don’t know how and I don’t care. I’ll smile. It’s probably for the best if they don’t though, because from what I’ve seen of the clips and trailers out there, it looks like this film could be a lot of fun. It looks like a real film and everything. Well, a real popcorn film, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I love a good popcorn film.
Front and centre of the marketing is the fact that Battleship comes to you from “The company that brought you Transformers“. The toy company, Hasbro, that is, rather than the film-makers. Which is slightly unbelieveable given how similar to Transformers is to the look, sound and feel of the trailers we’ve seen so far. I’m not complaining though, I loved Transformers so… it’s fine by me.
Have a look at the videos below, including an exclusively Irish trailer (!), and let me know – are you looking forward to Battleship: The Movie?