In hopes of capitalizing on star Taylor Kitsch‘s recent fame in the box office flop John Carter, Universal Studios has released a third trailer for the upcoming summer blockbuster adapted board game film, Battleship. It’s big, bad and loaded with expensive effects sequences and I’m honestly looking forward to seeing it.
I have no doubt that the film will probably end up disappointing on a basic storytelling level, but what’s wrong with having a little fun with a summer popcorn flick? I’m really digging the alien designs and I’m one of the few that doesn’t mind Taylor Kitsch as an actor. John Carter is nowhere near as bad as everyone else is claiming it to be, so go and see it (my review here) and join me in a couple of months for Peter Berg‘s Battleship.
Battleship also stars Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna. It opens in theaters on May 18th, 2012.
Check out the third trailer below.