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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2012, 08:40:58 PM »
I'm sure it'll be remade before too long as Chutes & Ladders: Chute to Kill...

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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2012, 09:26:40 PM »
A Movie "based on" a board game?!?!
Has Hollywood run out of ideas?

Yeah I was thinking same thing. When I first watch preview on my TV set, I was like "Aliens? Aliens?! We don't need ALIENS!! There is NO aliens in Battleship BOARD GAME!". Again, it really blows my mind when it shows "Battleship" title logo, I was like "wow, just wow, Hollywood sure REALLY hit bottom of the barrel now this time".

Clue the movie was good and almost faithful to its board game itself, but preview for battleship just looks not faithful enough to me. But hey, it's today's hollywood and we know they'll mess it up anyway.

Hollywood is very AFRAID to take risks those days now, they don't want to come up something creative and original (not remakes). I think they just throw aliens in because they think lot people will go pay to see it on big screen if it has aliens in it, whatever.
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 10:03:30 PM »

Clue the movie was good and almost faithful to its board game itself, but preview for battleship just looks not faithful enough to me. But hey, it's today's hollywood and we know they'll mess it up anyway.


I alos liked the movie Clue, but they had more to work with.  A group of suspects, in a spooky old house, and at least one of them guilty of murder.  What does "Battleship" have?  Sticking pegs in little toy boats.  One of the fallouts of this film's lack of boxoffice, is that "Happy Fun Ball the motion picture" is now in development hell.
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2012, 11:08:13 PM »
I alos liked the movie Clue, but they had more to work with.  A group of suspects, in a spooky old house, and at least one of them guilty of murder.  What does "Battleship" have?  Sticking pegs in little toy boats.  One of the fallouts of this film's lack of boxoffice, is that "Happy Fun Ball the motion picture" is now in development hell.

Fair enough, still I feel they would have done it without aliens and work on something else that is bit closer to idea behind battleship board game. Just think, ALL battleships (good and bad) with their radar JAMMED badly that they have to guess where is their enemy hiding, are they hiding under a boat house, cruising with school of fishes, or under pier? Now that is a REAL thriller to me and I'll buy it for a dollar! 

EDIT: I can image seeing tagline on poster that shout out "GET THEM BEFORE THEY GET YOU!"

I guess aliens gimmick failed to pull more kids in due to fact that not very many kids today would play board games anyway, they would rather play video games those days now. One yard sale where there are very many board games that I asked the seller if he has any video games to sell but she said no and it's impossible to pull it away from her children those days.

I used to play Battleship board game with my family until to the point they no longer want to play it anymore that I have no choice but to play Super Battleship on my Sega Genesis with computer itself instead.
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2012, 04:38:04 AM »
The director claims they went with aliens because there's no foreign modern navy that can truly compeat with the US Navy. And, he didn't want to make a period WWII movie. So, what's wrong with setting it in the near future and creating an enemy navy that COULD challenge the US? Oh, right-- that would require talent and creativity!
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2012, 05:58:31 AM »
umm.. no thank you . I'll have a piece of cake though. :)
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2012, 07:38:16 AM »
The director claims they went with aliens because there's no foreign modern navy that can truly compeat with the US Navy. And, he didn't want to make a period WWII movie. So, what's wrong with setting it in the near future and creating an enemy navy that COULD challenge the US? Oh, right-- that would require talent and creativity!
They could have had us taking on the Swiss navy.
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2012, 10:44:05 AM »
The director claims they went with aliens because there's no foreign modern navy that can truly compeat with the US Navy. And, he didn't want to make a period WWII movie. So, what's wrong with setting it in the near future and creating an enemy navy that COULD challenge the US? Oh, right-- that would require talent and creativity!

Setting the movie in 2041 with the American fleet taking on the Chinese navy would be good then!

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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2012, 01:13:31 PM »
The idea of this movie gives me indigestion.
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Re: Battleship I'm In Are You?
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2012, 02:08:25 PM »
I'm in! Big time! Next Tuesday evening. A navy fleet of battleships against alien invaders? You can't go wrong with that combination. I mean talk about potential for over the top pyrotechnics!

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I guess it's not very surprising due to the fact this movie flick might have cult following as a human vs. aliens movie fare, LOL, I don't see anything wrong with that anyway. I think they should change title or something but they would be like "no, that will lose money, we need something that is clearly known to many people and make more money off of it" so yeah they used very known title logo but I found more of a misleading title logo slapped on something that is more like a monster movie flick.
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