New BATTLESHIP Trailer Brings New Meaning To “Derivative”

These days there’s not much that comes out of Hollywood that doesn’t feel at least derivative of something that has preceded it. That’s what happens when you have studio executives who are either afraid or unwilling to try to sell a unique concept to the public. This is why there are always so many blockbusters based off of comics, books, previous movies and toys.

But Battleship does a rather neat maneuver by being based on a popular game yet looking like it has what the game is about out the window and instead has gone and lifted scenes and ideas whole cloth from a number of other movies. Take a look at the new trailer for the film and see how many other filkms you can see.

Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Peter MacNicol and hits theaters May 18.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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