The newest theatrical trailer for the film adaptation of the popular boar game Battleship is epic. Now I’m not sure if it’s a good epic or a bad epic. I’m hoping that it’ll end up like the first Transformers; fun and full of impressive special effects, but it could easily become a disaster like the Transformers sequels.
The visual style looks like a cross between one of Michael Bay‘s Transformers films and one of Roland Emmerich‘s big budget disaster films. If done right this could be one of the more enjoyable films of the 2012 summer, but it could also be really bad. The special effects are pretty kick ass and the alien design looks a lot better than this past summer’s Super 8 and Cowboys & Aliens. I’ve always preferred more robotic and futuristic aliens opposed to slimy beasts.
Battleship stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard.
It opens in theaters on May 18th, 2012.
Check out the latest trailer below.