First off all, why are we making a movie based on the board game Battleship? The news has been out for a while, and just when you think you can settle into the ridiculousness that is this adaptation something else comes along that’s even more disturbing. According to the folks over at Latino Review a break has been made in the plot of the upcoming Peter Berg film and it’s so outlandish yet still predictable.
For the most part, no one had any idea as to how Berg and company would adapt this board game for the big screen. There were some basic ideas about war and ships but who would be the villains? That’s where this latest development comes in, we’re hearing that the bad guys in question will be ALIENS! That’s right, extraterrestrials of the ET/Alien vs Predator kind.
How does the story go from the high seas to space? Perhaps the military needs to find a way to fight off an invasion on their turf? Or maybe these are water based aliens who need the slippery stuff to survive like the squid like monster in The Faculty? Either way, this is not making the film look any better. If anything it makes me want to claw my eyes out in frustration.
Production on Battleship begins next spring, so between now and then lets hope there are some developments regarding the story that can debunk this idea. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5, 2011.
What do you think of aliens in the Battleship movie?