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Postby Burn » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Yes, the classic board game is also being made into a movie and the first two trailers are out.

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Trailer 2


Amazing how similar it is to another movie based on Hasbro property, makes me wonder just how much influence Hasbro has over the directors ...
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Re: Battleship

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:44 pm

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I saw the first trailer about 2 months ago, and really did think it was leftover footage from the Transformers films. I might still go see it, but it would have been much better if the movie didn't involve aliens
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Re: Battleship

Postby dinogeist » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:53 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:I saw the first trailer about 2 months ago, and really did think it was leftover footage from the Transformers films. I might still go see it, but it would have been much better if the movie didn't involve aliens


It would be kinda cool if one of the battle ships transforms into that cancelled ROTF Tidalwave CGI designs.
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Re: Battleship

Postby Blurrz » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:11 am

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Re: Battleship

Postby Dead Metal » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:40 am

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Yea it does look and sound exactly like Transformers. It actually intrigues me the more I think about it, I might go see this after all.

So are all hasbro based movies gong to be like this from now on? Oh man, now I want to see the Monopoly trailer.

Oh man, I just noticed, this film will seem so silly with it's German title :lol:
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Re: Battleship

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:43 am

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After watching the first trailer my thoughts were "Why did they need to do this?" and "Why aliens?"

After the second trailer, now all I can think of is "Why did they need to cut-and-paste the Transformers movies aesthetic onto Battleship?"
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Re: Battleship

Postby Burn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:50 am

Shadowman wrote:After the second trailer, now all I can think of is "Why did they need to cut-and-paste the Transformers movies aesthetic onto Battleship?"


'cause it's what Hasbro wants?

Maybe all that Bay hatred is directed at the wrong target after all ...
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Re: Battleship

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:09 am

Burn wrote:Maybe all that Bay hatred is directed at the wrong target after all ...


Indeed. I blame these guys:

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I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: Battleship

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:26 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
Burn wrote:Maybe all that Bay hatred is directed at the wrong target after all ...


Indeed. I blame these guys:


Yes, Kurtzman and Orci are responsible for the aesthetics in both Transformers and Battleship. That makes perfect sense.
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Re: Battleship

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:35 am

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now, if they release a movie based version of the board game, I want it to do all of that!
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Re: Battleship

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:13 am

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Re: Battleship

Postby OptiMagnus » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:16 pm

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Congratulations Hasbro, you used movies to bring me back to Transformers and also to ruin G.I. Joe and Battleship. Way to go. It's as if there aren't enough alien movies already.

Hasbro Exec 1: Hey, we need to make another toy into sci-fi a movie so we can make millions. What should we do?

Hasbro Exec 2: How about an alien movie? There aren't enough of those out there.

Hasbro Exec 1: I've got it! Let's put aliens in one of our board games!

Hasbro Exec 2: Ingenious! Call Orci and Kurtzman and let's do this!


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Re: Battleship

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 pm

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Re: Battleship

Postby Burn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:15 pm

Shadowman wrote:Why are people blaming Orci and Kurtzman in all of this? They aren't involved with this movie in any way.


Because Lord of the Dance over there needed another thread to spew his garbage into.
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Re: Battleship

Postby Treetop Maximus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:53 pm

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Re: Battleship

Postby prowl123 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:34 am

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Battleship, or: "We need a semi-sequel to Transformers to get extra money"

Postby Capt.Failure » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:27 pm

Am I the only person who thinks this about the film Battleship? I don't know if this should be posted here due to the topic, but it seems to me like Hasbro is pretty desperate to recreate the success of the Transformers films with this one. The mechanical design, the plot, and the characters all seem like pretty shameless and lazy attempts to mimic Bay's style since they couldn't get him back for another movie right away.

Personally, I think Battleship looks frakin' stupid and shouldn't have been made. I won't be wasting my money on it.
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Re: Battleship, or: "We need a semi-sequel to Transformers to get extra money"

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:33 pm

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I think it looks a lot like the TF movies. It's a rip off. But that's why I know I'll like it.
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Re: Battleship, or: "We need a semi-sequel to Transformers to get extra money"

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:26 pm

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This would probably be better of in General Discussion.

Anyway, in one of the trailers they even point out that this film is from the creators of Transformers. By that, they mean the producers. When I saw the first trailer, I immediately thought, "so this is what they did with the leftover TF footage." I hated it. Then I saw the 2nd trailer and hated it a bit less. And not because it's very similar to TF, but because I was looking forward to this movie being about Earth and humans fighting each other, not aliens. It's been a while since I've seen a movie with an awesome naval battle, and considering the title and nature of the game it's based on, this should have been the best ever.

I think that the whole "invading aliens" concept is getting worn out as it has saturated Hollywood in the last 6-7 years, probably beginning with the first TF movie. It was fine to have that, and even RoTF (as shitty as it was) and obviously DotM was a monster hit. But, they had Cowboys and Aliens (which was pretty good), Predators (also fun), Skyline (f**king LAME) and the upcoming Prometheus (not being a fan of the Alien franchise, I could not care less about it). There were a few others that I can't think of, but, personally, I've had enough of aliens for a while. Let's get back to kicking other humans' asses. For this reason, I'm very happy to see Stallone and Ahnuld making a comeback. 80s-90s action FTW.
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Re: Battleship, or: "We need a semi-sequel to Transformers to get extra money"

Postby Burn » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:03 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:This would probably be better of in General Discussion.


Or merged with the existing topic on it.
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Re: Battleship, or: "We need a semi-sequel to Transformers to get extra money"

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:03 pm

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Burn wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:This would probably be better of in General Discussion.


Or merged with the existing topic on it.


There you go again, showing off. blasted mod...

Anyway, if there's nothing else good out there at the time, I might see this in anticipation of some fun battle scenes, and maybe a hint of acting, due to Liam Neeson's involvement.
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Re: Battleship

Postby Chaoslock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:54 am

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Re: Battleship

Postby Shadowman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:49 am

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Chaoslock wrote:Because there is allways an Asylum version:


Wow, and unnecessary ripoff to an already unnecessary movie. Looks like the Asylum version is going to have twice as much "Why did they do this?" than the rest of their movies.
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