Watch: First Official Trailer for Peter Berg's Cheesy 'Battleship' Movie

July 27, 2011
Source: Yahoo

Battleship Trailer

Universal has finally unveiled the first teaser trailer via the official website for Battleship, their big action movie set on the open water, based on the board game, arriving next summer. The cast for this includes a lot of attractive people, as apparently that's all they need to sell this: Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Pence, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna, oh and Liam Neeson too if you think he's a good looking Admiral. This basically looks like Transformers 3 meets Pearl Harbor, but without Michael Bay behind it. Tell me why did this even get made, again? It already looks like it's going to be a huge waste of time. Enjoy!

Watch the first official trailer for Peter Berg's Battleship, via Yahoo:

You can also watch the first Battleship trailer in High Def on Yahoo

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an advanced armada of unknown origins in order to defeat them.

Battleship is directed by American filmmaker Peter Berg, of Very Bad Things, The Rundown, Friday Night Lights (the movie), The Kingdom and Hancock previously. The screenplay was co-written by brothers Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, of Whiteout, RED and Man on a Ledge. Universal produced this with a budget of over $200 million. Battleship is currently set to sail on May 18th next summer. Visit their official website.

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Already yanked due to copyright violations. Probably better for everyone, all around.

William Mize on Jul 27, 2011


Michael Bay is known in the film industry as an extremely sexist director who was an awkward nerd in high school and still has some issues and resentment towards the fairer sex. So at least that's one improvement that 'Battleship' has over the Transformer crap movie series. Maybe it won't be as misogynistic. On second thought - Peter Berg DID hire a model and a popstar for this film over other qualified actresses. So I guess this is EXACTLY like Transformers.

Jason1988 on Aug 1, 2011


Bummer, looks like an interesting concept

CrimsonAvenger on Jul 27, 2011


I must say... that was wicked.

Manuel on Jul 27, 2011


Liam, what are you doing? 

RhythmDave on Jul 27, 2011


wait...this was peter berg? the guy has made some great documentaries...get back to that! this is awful!

Zak on Jul 27, 2011


Not sure what I was expecting but that looks kinda fun, in a grab some popcorn and just enjoy the ride kinda way.

Raymond Morse on Jul 27, 2011


i cant belive that they alredy made transformers 4

MovieKing on Jul 27, 2011


AHAHAHAHAH. Good one. Spot on. on Jul 27, 2011


The Autobot, "Tidal Wave" is making his big screen debut.

Blue Silver on Jul 27, 2011


Don't you mean the Decepticon Tidal Wave?

Golgo 13 on Jul 28, 2011


Or Autobot Broadside (triple changer, often w/ the "Wreckers" elite squad)

VAharleywitch on Aug 16, 2011


so this is transformers without michael bay? IM SO FUCKING IN!!!!!!!

Anon on Jul 27, 2011


Wow,, wait what does this have to do with the board-game? just the logo and the fact there are battleships in it? more like Navy vs. Aliens

PyroDark on Jul 27, 2011


Wow,, wait what does this have to do with the board-game? just the logo and the fact there are battleships in it? more like Navy vs. Aliens

PyroDark on Jul 27, 2011


that was just awful

Xdynamesx on Jul 27, 2011


how they will convince me that a battleship has any chance against flying alien crafts is beyond me. your move, berg...

rocKKicker on Jul 27, 2011


My sentiments exactly rocKKicker, my sentiments exactly...

Frank on Jul 27, 2011


I would have to agree with both of you.

Frank on Jul 27, 2011


ship cant get back into space after crash land so its going to try and enslave the world by the sea?....

Jericho on Jul 27, 2011


Yep, Thats how incredible this movie sounds, Just to be prepared...

Wylles on Jul 28, 2011


Well the ships aren't allowed to move so that helps and they can see where they are too. What a crap idea for a movie

guest on Jul 27, 2011


Youtube link

Rol on Jul 27, 2011


haha looks like complete balls..but il watch it with low expectations

Steve Speers on Jul 27, 2011


Hell, I wasn't expecting Shakespeare anyway.  If it's just a popcorn muncher, then so be it.  At least it'll be honest.

Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011


I'm a notorious time waster among my family and friends, but if I watched this, I think I would throw up my popcorn after realizing I was making the most colossal waste of 1 1/2 hours, in my entire life.

JL on Aug 3, 2011


It looked like an awesome little time killer

Eric Wilson on Jul 27, 2011


I think I'll wait for Michael Bay's "Chutes and Ladders", a thrilling blockbuster featuring a ragtag band of children battling aliens who turn into... uhhh... candy. Yeah, candy.

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


FRICKING EPIC POST!  ...dont forget Candyland Hi-ho cherry-O! HA!

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


lol or Connect Four

Jericho on Jul 27, 2011


How about Boggle, where a hapless group of strangers (of varying and moderately racist backgrounds) meet for an open house foreclosure/deal-of-a-lifetime, only its a trap/test where each room will throw people around like mad and there are two 'exits'; one will 'move you forward' and one leads you out of the house/exit the 'game'. Sort of like Saw meet Willy Wonka. Bonus points where one room rapidly fills with popping popcorn, in homage to Real Genius.

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


or Buckaroo ,where 2 world weary Cowboys load up their pack-mule with their worldly goods dug out of their ailing goldmine and the mule collapses with exhaustion and the winner the one who put the last gold bar on his back, but the final irony no-one wins 'cos the pack-mule is dead cue " Noooooooo..."

Tonker on Jul 30, 2011


This movie was made for the sole purpose of allowing me to goggle at that blonde chick's amazing rack. It's cool to be the center of the known universe.  Ha!

Sharkman on Jul 27, 2011


I'm torn...  I'd say it was a cool, interesting concept, BUT having seen Transformers AND Battle of LA, it really took a lot of the "wow-factor" away.   

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


...and the Razzie goes to...

JennyB on Jul 27, 2011


ERIC. What are you doing in the sunlight you'll burn man! go to sookie NOW.

redguy on Jul 27, 2011


This will be so bad nobody will see it.

Jackmooney5 on Jul 27, 2011


I lost respect for Alex Bilington... over this posting more than anything else. I think this trailer looks like a solid popcorn movie and Peter Berg directs great action. I played Battleship as a kid so I guess Im the target demo. Alex probably just played with Ken and Barbie.

j - on Jul 27, 2011


"Target demo is people who have played Battleship." LOL No, the target demo is for people who go to any action movie, just because it has action and nothing else. I know too many people who are just like you, it's the reason these pieces of shit exist. It's aliens vs. a goddamn battleship. Something that moves along at like what? 35 knots? Give me a break. You're seeing because you are someone will see anything with explosions in it. Also way to prop yourself up by accusing someone of playing with dolls because they posted something you don't agree with. Attacking his manhood, wow, very "tough guy" of you. Fuck off with your bullshit.

Frank on Jul 27, 2011


This is a movie blog website. Alex even mentions in the fucking headline for this post: "Peter Berg's Cheesy 'Battleship' Movie" 

Conrad Williams on Jul 27, 2011


I gotta agree, but remember Hancock was solid until the second half. So it's a maybe. Definitely looks better than Transformers 3... at least the military personnel will keep their composure, rather that scream, ramble, and twitch like a wet chihuahua throughout the movie.

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011



Nate Carroll on Jul 28, 2011


I must be high... what did I just see? This looks like a super big-budget Japanese film. I seriously have no idea what this is. hahaha

Marty on Jul 27, 2011


Aye, It does look like some sort of bottom fodder at the moment but nothing as close as that steaming pile of brown stomach churn that is New Years eve movie. Would quite happily watch battlepoop than Noo Ears eev anyday.

LV426 on Jul 27, 2011


Skyline Redux. on Jul 27, 2011


Kinda with j- above, I actually thought it looked like a solid way to kill 2 hours! As Liam said:- Prepare to FIRE (Sir, what weapons?) ALL OF 'EM!!!!  THAT LINE ALONE MAKES THIS WORTH SEEING!

DanTheMan on Jul 27, 2011


Looks pretty cheesy

JR on Jul 27, 2011


I didn't think Hancock looked very good on initial impression either, but I've always been impressed with Peter Berg's films.  I like his style, so even though this looks corny I'd give it a fair shake based on Berg's track record.

ImaginaryVisionary on Jul 27, 2011


Atleast it looks better than ID4 But anything looks better than ID4 so I put a maybe on this for now

Loser on Jul 27, 2011


Fawad I think we've seen worse movies than this, it looks good to me

Faddy_pk on Jul 27, 2011


sooo why is it an alien invasion film? I'd rather watch Space Battleship Yamato again.

DaftBot on Jul 27, 2011


In an meandering turn of events, its nice to see Taylor Kirtchswhatever pair up with the director who made the FNL movie that spawned the TV show that brought him into the spotlight which then turned him into a

Voice of Reason on Jul 27, 2011


Cheesy.....and yet, we'll all be lining up to see this flick. I think it'll be a fun, popcorn ride, though!

Spider on Jul 27, 2011


"...and yet, we'll all be lining up to see this flick." no. 

Tyler Morgan on Jul 28, 2011


Didn't look that cheesy to me.

Brian James Fritz on Jul 27, 2011


Hey, you see the trailer and every ones a critic. In the day, for example we saw the original 'the thing', and it was great. But compaired to the newer one, well, no contest. This 'battleship' looks watchable, which is what movies are, to be watched. You want to worry about details, go back to your games, or as I did, went to school and studied pyhisics, lots of details, but not much fun. Its a movie folks, entertainment, not non fiction. Can't wait to see it at least three times.

BOZO on Jul 27, 2011


"Its a movie folks, entertainment, not non fiction." Yep.  Can't disagree with that. Who knows--it might be good or it might suck.  But the only way to know is to--gasp!--watch it.

Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011


it will suck. let's not be open-minded about this waste of time.

Tyler Morgan on Jul 28, 2011


Well, that's your way of thinking--but it ain't mine. And having an open mind is better than being a close-minded fool. And unless you've seen this _entire_ film, from start to finish, your "waste of time" comment is an uninformed opinion....and as a man much smarter than either of us said, "You are entitled to your INFORMED opinions!" But hey, if you don't want to watch it because it doesn't interest you, fine.  Doesn't really interest me either....but neither of us will know whether the finished film is good or is a pile of s**t until it comes out. Just sayin'...

Anonymous on Jul 29, 2011


Well, we know this wont win any points when it comes to plot or story, but at least the special effects are excellent (water is one of the hardest things to master digitally)... otherwise, what's the point? and I hope this movie doesn't take itself too seriously.

Michael Hayes on Jul 27, 2011


1:42 - 1:50:  Guys on boat- "Hey look, guys a Transformer!!"

Ngl on Jul 27, 2011


Uh! Really!

thearranger on Jul 27, 2011


This looks highly enjoyable.  A great way to relax over a couple of hours.  Don't take it seriously and i'm sure it'll be fun.

dubdub on Jul 27, 2011


yeah exactly. and its not like having Michael Bay on board is a good thing. How does this look worse or better then transformers anyways? This looks on par minus the completely, dumb, lame humor bay forces into his movies....

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011


first off, dont wanna sound like an ass.   Bay does have really dumb and lame humor but atleast he has the action right and the concept in the right place i would probably appreciate this movie more if it was just a battleship vs battleship movie, like some old war movie

Said Samayoa on Jul 28, 2011


Which is what the game was about. How does that turn into a movie about fighting aliens lol.

john s on Jul 28, 2011


where do the little red and white pegs go

SHANEDAV on Jul 27, 2011


they become tylenol for the audience.

Tyler Morgan on Jul 28, 2011


battleships and aliens? this looks like it's produced by michael bay 

dim2thesum on Jul 27, 2011



Erika Payne on Jul 27, 2011


Fuck it, I don't care. I definitely will see this, good or bad.

Armeetapus16 on Jul 27, 2011


Id still see this gotta give it some credit for an opening like that still my hopes arnt so high till I see more

Gigiajip on Jul 27, 2011


Am I the ONLY one who thought the 'jumping' alien ship looked EXACTLY like the command shuttle from District 9?

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011



A Villa88 on Jul 28, 2011


BAHAHAHA! this is so great only movie that will be better is Captain Planet

Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011


looks like a good movie... if it wasnt for that weird alien thing

Said Samayoa on Jul 28, 2011


I want my Jenga movie.

Dustin Asher on Jul 28, 2011


As someone who used to play the original game, I never recalled Aliens being involved. But anyways, It looks like its gonna be a fun popcorn movie.

Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011


Are...are you serious? LOL. I kid you not, at the end of the trailer I did laughing/weeping kind of thing. That being said I'm definitely going to see this. I like how they had the force field go up and create a small "battlefield." That was pretty cool keeping it game-like.

Lamar on Jul 28, 2011


looks awsome. this should be the blueprint for all sea action movies from now on. i think it's safe to say we've had enough of submarine films and wwII films.

Para on Jul 28, 2011


Your all such followers, O alex hated it so I hated it too. Looks like typical action popcorn flick to me, good for a boring afternoon matinee come on all so damn jaded.

Cody W. on Jul 28, 2011


So the alien engulfs them in a forcefield for an eternal death match. Fantastic. $200 million, Universal seems to have a lot of money.

Dhiram on Jul 28, 2011


I hate watching trailers on fucking yahoo movies,this is a big pain in ass way of watching trailers.

Alfredo on Jul 28, 2011


this other fuckers why publishing their trailers on fucking shit yahoo movies?

DR on Jul 28, 2011


Where's Stephen Colbert???

Mars on Jul 28, 2011


I"m sorry maybe I didn't understand the concept of the board game so maybe its best I just exit this page right now.

............... on Jul 28, 2011


How is this even related to the game battleship? Hollywood has lost its marbles.

john s on Jul 28, 2011


i hate this sick website "yahoo movies" that never let you to download trailers and i think we must boycott this sick mother fucker site for his way of playing trailers.another problem is that apple trailers mother fucker is so late in releasing trailers.

David _2012 on Jul 28, 2011


This looks fun actually

Nate Carroll on Jul 28, 2011


So what's the movie tie-in Board Game going to look like? Will the alien ships resemble Tetris shapes on the board?

Benedict Orbase on Jul 28, 2011


Peter Berg to studio - "I want to do what Michael Bay does...but in the water."

Jesse on Jul 28, 2011


love alien invasion movies, looking forward to this

omo on Jul 29, 2011


Yay!!! Transformers 4 and 1/44th!!!

Wylles on Jul 29, 2011


Hmmm. Is Neeson going to yell out coordinates, like B7 or F3? If not, what the hell does this have to do with the game?

grimjob on Jul 29, 2011


This actually looks like an American version of a Japanese movie, it's really strange. The guy who's good at sports and pumping the General's daughter storyline is played. Wasn't there an Ice Hockey film like that?

Crapola on Jul 29, 2011



Zartan X on Aug 1, 2011


Holy shit!!! I just noticed that the alien bombs that they shot look exactly like the pins used in the board game

Armeetapus16 on Aug 2, 2011


GOD THIS IS SO LAME! EVERYONE KNOWS USO's DONT SPLASH WATER! lol..ok, sarcasm..looks like a fun popcorn movie and i imagine since its based on a freaking board game, no one is going to bitch and moan over how believable or accurate it is?????? hahaha...ya..

lando on Aug 3, 2011


But they actually made it look a little bit like the game! The pegs! This looks kinda fun! 

Lauren Intong on Aug 6, 2011


I especially enjoyed Sam Worthingtons portrayal of Rhianna in this film.

Stevebeer60 on Sep 12, 2011


This looks horrible. Found the post when I was looking for trailers/videos from this movie, and MAN it looks awful! FYI found a few additional clips and Battleship movie quotes here: Be warned, though, they're as horrible as this one. Or worse.

LaraP on May 8, 2012

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