Universal has announced Peter Berg‘s board game adaptation Battleship for Blu-Ray in August. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson.
I honestly never thought that big Hollywood studios would be tapping into board games for inspiration, yet that is exactly what Universal Studios as done for their latest film. They hired Michael Bay wannabe Peter Berg to helm one of 2012’s biggest flops, which is comparable to Disney’s John Carter.
The quality was much worse, but the blow was just as bad. It’s not that the film didn’t look pretty, there’s a lot of fancy spectacle on display, but the story needed lots of work and the characters are weak and uninteresting. It’s typical summer garbage, but this time most of the audience didn’t turn up for it due to the highly successful Marvel film The Avengers.
To put the film into perspective, here’s a snippet from a review by our very own Kristal Cooper:
A silly summer popcorn flick that tries too hard to be witty and tongue-in-cheek while still embracing its deadly serious commitment to being the ultimate blow-em-up action extravaganza. In the end, neither angle works and the film sinks like a stone.
Universal will be bringing the film to Blu-Ray in a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, with the following bonus material:
Preparing for Battle
All Hands on Deck: The Cast
Engage in Battle featurettes:
– Shooting at Sea
– All Aboard the Fleet
Blu-ray exclusive features:
Alternate ending pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg
– The Visual Effects of Battleship
– All Access with Director Peter Berg
– USS Missouri VIP Tour
– Commander Pete
Second Screen functionalities, which include:
Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions
Battleship will be available to own on August 28th, 2012.