Battleship gets a full-length trailer

Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna put all hands on deck

Battleship, Universal's big blockbuster hope for 2012, has unveiled a full-length trailer.

Unlike the first one, which took its time establishing the the slightly contrived backstory - Taylor Kitsch is boffing the daughter of his commanding officer Liam Neeson - this one goes all-out with the action.

In shifting the focus, it also offers a reminder of the boardgame that it's based on, not least with the opening shot of the alien vessels lurking in formation in the depths of the ocean.

There's a fairly strong Transformers vibe permeating this trailer, but the set pieces do look suitably epic (and numerous).

We also get  a glimpse of the aliens themselves, or at least their mecha-suits, and Rihanna gets a few lines of dialogue this time around. Best of all is the moment when Alexander Skarsgård's face goes all wibbly-wobbly from the shockwave of an explosion.

Check it out for yourself below:

Battleship opens on 20 April 2012.

Will you be venturing out to see this one? Do you think Rihanna has a future as an actress? Your thoughts please!


    • nacho316

      Dec 10th 2011, 12:02

      Apart from Rhianna actually looks like watchable tosh ;)

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 10th 2011, 12:24

      Agreed, this is looking far better than I expected (admittedly though, I didn't expect much at all). I'm a Peter Berg fan so have my fingers crossed.

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 10th 2011, 12:26

      . Next Eli Roth directs Operation! ZaC Efron is a world class Cardiac surgeon whose next patient is wired to explode if he touches the sides whilst removing organs. Only on SYFY channel!

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    • FBATeasdale

      Dec 10th 2011, 18:59

      if this is a success then we can expect a glut of boardgames based films, Oliver Stone's Monopoly Starring Michael Douglas as a ruthless property tyc**n trying to buy up all of London, Bryan Singer directs Cluedo featuring Hugh Jackman as Colonel Mustard and Megan Fox as Miss Scarlett , or Sam Jackson starring in McG's Snakes and Ladders,tag line "get these motherf$&!*ng snakes off my ladder". If one or more of these end up getting made then I expect the cheque in the post..

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    • Joe7277

      Dec 10th 2011, 19:45

      Someone better say "You sunk my battleship" or it's all pointless!!!

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    • martynconterio

      Dec 11th 2011, 5:09

      Battleship looks terrible. Summer blockbuster 2012 is shaping up quite nicely with the likes of Dark Knight Rises, Total Recall, Spider-Man, Prometheus, etc. But this won't be on the cards as a good film, I can just tell. best, Martyn Conterio

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    • deedeedragons

      Dec 11th 2011, 13:49

      Ugh... I feel bad for Tyler Kitsch. This & John Carter? FNL will all be but a distant memory, his name & bomb will soon go hand & hand. BTW was that an Australian flag i saw? Don't mention us in this c**p, were better than that.

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    • FBGMakin

      Dec 11th 2011, 18:37

      I was writing an alien invasion movie similar, but much less dumber, than this - balls!

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    • StevePotter

      Dec 12th 2011, 20:53

      Why even call it Battleship? Although... @Joe Maybe the main character can say it as he kills an alien leader in a low growl... That would be great and terrible.

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