A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Battleship: Rihanna gets more screen time in the third trailer for the movie of the board game...
OK she still really only gets to say "boom", but you see her pretty face a lot more. Well this film is only a matter of weeks away for much of
the global audience, as it comes out in April in an effort to avoid getting
squeezed by the European Football Championships and The Olympics. It still
seems like a crazy idea, but at least it seems to be bringing the “spectacular”
that goes with summer popcorn films these days. The decent $70m opening for
John Carter won’t hurt either, at least international audiences will know who
Taylor Kitsch is by name (as opposed to the Gambit guy from Wolverine.)
“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 fiancée; 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.”
So you ready to sink that Battleship?...
But first this. Is it any less...odd? One is a real movie, one is a spoof...but which?! ...