There is no doubt that Peter Berg’s ‘Battleship’ will be full of explosions and massive amounts of destruction, but the question remains, will it be entertaining? I hope that this film avoids the pitfalls of the Transformers franchise, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. What do you think? ’Battleship’ will be released in theaters on May 18, 2012.
-Synopsis: Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)