First Battleship Trailer Sinks Joy, Features Liam Neeson

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First <i>Battleship</i> Trailer Sinks Joy, Features Liam Neeson

So now there’s a Battleship trailer. For those who haven’t been keeping score at home, Peter Berg is working on a blockbuster adaptation of the classic Milton Bradley board game with a plot involving attempts to repel an alien invasion. If you’re wondering what that has to do with Battleship … it doesn’t. That’s the whole shtick here.

The trailer is remarkable for being both completely appropriate and utterly pointless. Lots of stage-setting for our heroes followed by a few big action moments and brief glimpses of the movie’s requisite veteran actor, the admittedly awesome Liam Neeson in this case. Berg does fine work and there are some other talents at work here, but still … Battleship? Do we really have to be talking about this?

The Universal Pictures film, which opens May 18, 2012, also stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Josh Pence, Jesse Plemons and Peter MacNicol.