Battle Rages Over 'Battleship' Trailer: What Fans Are Saying (Video)

Some are left scratching their heads over the film, based on the classic Hasbro game, while others can't wait for the 2012 release.

The Battleship trailer hit the web Wednesday, and it wasn't what many people expected.

Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and Rihanna star in the Peter Berg-directed actioner, which features a fleet trying to defend their ships from ... aliens?

Don't remember those from the classic Hasbro board game on which the movie is based? You're not alone.

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Others pointed out that famous line "You sunk my battleship" is nowhere to be found in the trailer.

Here is a sample of reactions from Twitter:

Writer-director James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Slither)
That Battleship trailer is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

Tiana Feng
This Battleship movie is probably going to sink

Kharina H. Pranata
Battleship trailer is here!!! It looks absurdly awesome! @rihanna in a badass movie, what more can you ask for?

A Nomad Revery
movie based on board game + aliens = peter berg trying to do a michael bay?

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Steve Kamb

So apparently they're turning the board game "Battleship" into a movie. Watch this trailer, and prepare to say WTF

Duncan Jones
Its funny. When I used to play Battleship as a kid, this is EXACTLY what I imagined was going on! ;)

Jim Vejvoda
Just watched the Battleship trailer, or as I will now call it Seamen & Aliens

N'Gai Croal
Better Than Expected? First trailer for Battleship

This is exactly what I always envisioned when I was playing the board game, exactly. 

Alison Willmore
Wait, there are aliens in BATTLESHIP? The giant naval power we're using ships to battle is extraterrestrial? Did they not fly here?

Valerie Grande
Battleship looks like a good movie soo, I don't get what all the fuss is about...

Rohan Harris
The worst part about the movie adaptation of the board game 'Battleship' is that I'm going to end up seeing it out of morbid curiosity.

John Remus III
Wow... the Battleship movie looks kinda stupid. (expectantly so) I'm guessing this is mayyyyybe a renter

Elizabeth Christina
Ooooo Battleship looks goooood

Battleship opens in 2012 via Universal.

  • THR staff