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Check out this behind the scenes video on BATTLESHIP

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a pretty interesting little video Universal just released for their new movie BATTLESHIP. This guy popped onto my radar thanks to ComingSoon.Net and gives us a pretty cool view into the world of battleships and how the game compares to the actual badasses who risk their lives in the Navy, so we can enjoy watching movies where we pit them against space invaders.

The film's got JOHN CARTER's Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, and Alexander Skargard and docks May 18th. Check out the vid below:


- Mike McCutchen



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  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by Margot Tenenbaum


  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    He respects soldiers so much...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ...he calls sailors soldiers.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    He respects soldiers so much...

    by D o o d

    he put them in a shit movie about Aliens attacking earth based on a board game!

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    peter Berg is an utter cunt, what a cringe worthy speech

    by awepittance

    How many goddam times do we have to hear people praising how 'strong' our military is. You mean the same dudes who sit in air conditioned rooms while shooting cruise missles at Reuters reporters or guys who throw puppies off cliffs? Im sorry but our military used to be strong now it's filled with a bunch of pussies who play COD a lot.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST


    by JMoe

    Nic is getting a lil too old for that

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    They invested 200 Million dollars. INVESTED.

    by JackSlater4

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by Apocol0id

    Looks like a fun ride. It'll be neat to see how it all looks on the big screen. Oh, sorry. This opinion clashes with all the negativity. Let me rephrase. SHIT, THIS LOOKS LIKE FUCKING GARBAGE, PETER BERG IS A TWAT FOR MAKING THIS POS. I HOPE HE DINES IN HELL FOR MAKING MOVIES. How was that? Pessimistic enough?

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    And Peter Berg has never made a bad movie.

    by JackSlater4

    And I really did not want to like The Rundown.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    A bit confused here...

    by Dark Doom

    The marine states: ..very similar to what we do on a day to day basis.." And that is... fight alien robots from an outdated WWII weapons platform? WTF??

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I agree, Peter Berg is actually a pretty darn good director

    by lv_426

    He is so much better than this Transformers of the sea/Bayhem style of filmmaking. Just think what Berg could have done with a serious World War II movie about battleships. For 200 million we could have gotten a truly rousing and worthwhile adventure at sea action film about the hunt for the Bismark or some other such grand historical naval warfare epic. Instead we are assaulted with what looks like an insane and bloated mashup of Transformers and The Abyss.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    You shat my battlestink!

    by ObiBen

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    where do film makers

    by Hemi23

    get things like huge ships, battleships etc when making war films etc. And i've alweays wondered if the various armed forces have a film department (not for propaganada) that deals with producers of films etc.

  • It's like product placement for the armed forces.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I still can't get over that tagline:

    by Orbots Commander

    'From the company that brought you Transformers'.... Yeah, like I'm waiting with baited breath to see what other toy properties Hasbro owns which they can adapt into movies. FAIL.


  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I love the slow and gradual...

    by bass

    ...repositioning of this on AICN, from travesty to "cool". Feels like someone's being paid off... AICN, "You sank my childhood!"

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Use of active duty military or

    by Teddy Artery

    military equipment for the purposes of entertainment or propaganda should be illegal. We pay for that equipment and those people are "employees" of the US government. It's a blatant misuse of public property.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    You stank my battleshit!

    by ObiBen

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Rhianna's also in this...and the only 'celeb' in that video.

    by Cheif Brody

    Glad she "Found Love In A Hopeless Movie".

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Bring me to your wessel.

    by ObiBen

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    creepy thin man

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    How is it that you have managed to be both entirely dickless AND a huge dick, all at the same time? And to a worm like awepittance: you would be the first one crying for some military to come defend you if the need arose. I don't know how you can ever face looking in a mirror, and I certainly don't know how those men and women wearing the uniform can manage not to throw up every time they think about weasels like you. Now. Is this going to be a great movie? Probably not. But it might be an above-average way to spend an early Saturday matinee.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I'm still holding out hope upon hope that this will bomb big time at the box office.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    What's the release date on this one? Because it's financial intake is going to get creamed if they go toe to toe with Avengers this May. Nah...............who am I kidding. These film studios always pander to the lowest common denominator in this stupid country. If Transformers never bombed, then Battleship will most likely make some bank as well.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Why didn't they make a real Battleship movie?

    by Andrew Coleman

    I remember when it was first announced they were doing this. I thought we could get a cool WW2 battleship movie or something... No instead we get this... I mean what the fuck is even going on in this movie? The aliens are attacking the land but the only thing that can save us is three battleships? Are they just going to rip off Battle: LA with some nonsense like the aliens have one giant hub or something in the middle of the ocean and if that's destroyed the rest will die off or retreat? Ugh.

  • On second thought....shit.....this could suck after all.

  • pity.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    If you people go see "Battleship," just kill yourself

    by IronEagle74

    Seriously, it's sad what's happened to movies.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    This will be the only good part of this movie.

    by KevinMuller

    The authenticity of it

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I'm an idiotic 15 year old

    by Rufus Roughcut

    I can't wait for this movie. It's gonna be all cool and rad and junk.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Pentagon Liasons for Hollywood

    by plasauce

    When Hollywood wants to film with the U.S. military the production pays for everything. Taxpayers don't pay a dime when tanks, helicopters, ships, or troops are used. They ask for volunteers of course, but the production pays for the fuel, blank ammunition, maintenance and feeding of personnel. So is it free advertising for the military to be involved with a hollywood production, of course. But lets all realize that as much as everyone bitches and moans about how crappy the film looks, those films make a SHITLOAD of money.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Yvan eht nioj...


    So is this classified as subliminal, liminal or superliminal?

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    We have no battleships

    by prince_fufu

    I don't understand how they are working in the battleship angle when the USA has decommissioned all battleships. Maybe I'll take the kids and find out.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Military cooperation in films

    by Nem_Wan

    The U.S. military gets to choose which film projects to cooperate with. They're very likely to approve a movie about fighting space aliens. They're very unlikely to approve anything like an honest war movie about the military carrying out anything like real U.S. policy objectives. So if you want real ships and planes and platoons in your movie you write the kind of movie the military likes. If you want to make Hurt Locker, then you're on you're own to try to make it look real, and everyone will criticize the "inaccuracies" of your movie which are inevitable because you didn't get any technical support or hardware from the military and therefore your movie has no credibility. It's truly fucked up. Ironically the best way to satirize the military or U.S. policy is to make science fiction -- the same genre the military likes to do -- but NOT seek military cooperation. Sci-fi set in the future gets you off the hook for accuracy and you can say whatever you want about stupid and evil motives for sending good troops to fight something that can't be won. James Cameron's Aliens is a great example.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    USS Missouri

    by plasauce

    the battleship USS Missouri is currently docked at Pearl Harbor Hawaii as a museum ship. Since it is still somewhat modern due to upgrades it received fighting in the persian gulf war, it could participate if every able bodied ship was put into the fight. And it looks like that's what will happen if the trailers are any indication. No current navy ships of ours or our allies have the big guns like what is show in the trailer. So it looks like the title of the film foreshadows an actual battleship fighting.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    RE: military cooperation in films

    by plasauce

    Black Hawk Down got cooperation from the military. I know most are gonna say it left out the viewpoint of the somalis, but it wasn't exactly the most flag waving war is great our military is invincible film. It was an honest, brutal film. Not exactly recruiting material.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Apparently the Military refused to cooperate with Independence Day when the producers asked.


    They wanted them not to mention Area 51 specifically. The filmmakers refused because the whole plot pretty much revolved around Area 51 and in the end most of the jets were either CGI or made of plywood.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    For Pete's sake(no pun intended) you people are pathetic

    by Chris

    What the Hell is wrong with a good old fashion aliens vs military movie? IT'S A GODDAMN POPCORN FILM FOR THE SUMMER; PERIOD!!! Every film doesn't have to be deep and meaningful. Every now and then I'd like to just set back and watch a fun film. Get a life people, its just a movie. Quit making it out to be more than what it is. Sick of everyone bringing in politics to every form of entertainment too. The reason to be entertained is to get away from shit like that. Nothing wrong with the military being used either. As a nation we aren't perfect but if it wasn't for that military that you keep bitching about you might be speaking another language much less be able to bitch and moan on this forum. Get over it or go watch one of those liberal anti-military films that they spit out at Sundance.

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    They should have gotten Mossad cooperation...

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    and motorcycled some magnet bombs to the sides of the cameras. FACT

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    EVERYTHING shown so far only proves this movie is BAD...

    by LargoJr

    ... and anything even remotely positive for this is just reductive damage control. Companies don't just KILL potential billion dollar earning contracts unless it's going to hurt their product sales, and that's what Hasbro did. This makes me wonder if all this talk about Transformers 4 with Bay @ the helm is just an attempt to gloss that over?

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I hate that these kinds of movies no longer excite me.

    by beastie

    Even in my early 20s, I was able to enjoy themas a guilty pleasure. I wish I still did.

  • ***An unshakeable bond***

  • Twat.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Genuine Question to Americans....

    by Splinter you guys have any idea how toe-curlingly cringey and cheeseball that promo was? The music, the fluttering flag, the melodrama? I'm genuinely interested to know if you realise that when non-Americans see that kind of thing, it's beyond cringey, and also deeply hilarious. They have to know, we think. They have to know how embarrassingly over the top that is. Do you?

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    splinter, you wasting your breath.

    by Yamato

    They don't get it, they never will get it.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    It's just a completely different mentality


    I mean, I'm British but if they did something like that promoting my country I'd find it just a cringing. I'm pretty sure that the standard response is "I don't give a flying fuck what foreign people think I'm an A-MURH-ICK-CAAAN, suck it!"

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    this will be a big hit

    by Rupee88

    Hollywood has an oligopoly and they can promote/market most any film to be a big hit. There are lots of stupid people out there..never forget that. Transformers didn't make $1 billion from the higher than 110 IQ set.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Its alien invasion movie, I wouldnt compare it to Triumph of the Will.

    by whatevillurks

    Plus international audiences seem to eat this stuff up. I'm looking at YOU China(145 million in ticket sales for transformers 3).

  • seriously what do people expect out a movie like "BattleShip?" or for that matter this puff piece? Universal ponied up 200 mil for a summer block buster, they are not the Weinstein Company churning out Oscar bait.....

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    You're acting as if it's a new thing, the ra-ra-ra-go-America-go! thing. All you have to do is look at the movies of the 1940's and 50's, and they did on a frequent basis, from the movies of John Ford and Wayne to Howard Hawks to Mr. Roberts with Henry Fonda.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by Splinter

    I'm not following you? Of course I realise this has always been the way with Americans - what I'm interested in is whether or not your average American is self-aware enough to realise that the whole hoo-ra America Fuck Yeah thing is so cheesy and cringeworthy it beggars belief. I suspect, for the most part, that they're not. That trailer/thing for Battleship above is so cheesy it actually reads like a parody - the music, the portentous speeches, I mean Jesus Christ it is fucking ludicrous.