While watched by millions, Michael Bay’s Transformers movies get a lot of criticism for being big dumb blockbusters full of CGI and explosions. I have a feeling Peter Berg’s Battleship will be greeted by a similar reception upon its release as Universal are effectively just copying and pasting the concept which worked so well for Paramount and Michael Bay.
You can watch the Super Bowl TV spot for Battleship below:
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on 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 fiancée; Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd 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.
Battleship opens fire on May 18th, 2012.