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post #31 of 223
I saw the trailer for this before Cowboys & Aliens over the weekend. My son and I started laughing when the title came up. We both looked at each other and said, you sunk my Battleship. I had no idea Liam Neeson was even in this. Ya gotta pay the bills.
post #32 of 223
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What's next? KerPlunk: The Musical?
Hungry Hungry Hippos

post #33 of 223
Every movie bad-guy is now an invading alien horde?????
post #34 of 223
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Every movie bad-guy is now an invading alien horde?????

Well, we're running out of powerful, credible villains. The Nazi's are really played out, although Inglorious Bastards and Captain America gave them another shot in the limelight. Can't use Muslims because it pisses off half the world. Can't use right-wing extremists because it pisses off half the country. Can't use the "inscrutable" Chinese because they own us and we have to keep them happy. Can't use communists because they're so... yesterday. The Russians and evil corporate titans are still relatively dependable, but they can't be villainous in every movie.

So all we're left with is aliens. But as an archetype, you can do a lot with 'em. Nobody cares if you kill them or even wipe out entire alien civilizations, and you can give them motivations and weaponry that are still mysterious and awesome. Until we get us some new villains, aliens will just have to do.
post #35 of 223
^^^ You forgot one. I wonder why....

larry
post #36 of 223
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^^^ You forgot one. I wonder why....

larry

Senility? I forget a lot of stuff these days.

Ah, it's robots! I left out evil robots - cylons, terminators, cybermen, a host of adorable children's toys, that bald dude from Westworld, etc. But I sort of lump them in with aliens in that nobody cares if you kill them either.
post #37 of 223
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Well, we're running out of powerful, credible villains. The Nazi's are really played out, although Inglorious Bastards and Captain America gave them another shot in the limelight. Can't use Muslims because it pisses off half the world. Can't use right-wing extremists because it pisses off half the country. Can't use the "inscrutable" Chinese because they own us and we have to keep them happy. Can't use communists because they're so... yesterday. The Russians and evil corporate titans are still relatively dependable, but they can't be villainous in every movie.

So all we're left with is aliens. But as an archetype, you can do a lot with 'em. Nobody cares if you kill them or even wipe out entire alien civilizations, and you can give them motivations and weaponry that are still mysterious and awesome. Until we get us some new villains, aliens will just have to do.


Time to test the waters with the use of left-wing extremist villians in movies now.

They'll force you to eat organic food, stop using your cell phone, make you buy and drive slow, expensive toy cars and not allow you to use your air conditioner when you feel like it.


Btw, I'm not being political here at all. Just being silly.
post #38 of 223
Hey, what about those centrist middle of the road guys? Wanting to take the best from both sides and have a harmonious government. Don't they know you're supposed to pick one side and bash the other relentlessly? They're the real enemies.


Note: Am a centrist myself.
post #39 of 223
Sinister clerics are always a good choice.
post #40 of 223
They should call this "Battleship: Los Angeles," because it looks exactly like Battle: Los Angeles in the water.
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They should call this "Battleship: Los Angeles," because it looks exactly like Battle: Los Angeles in the water.

It does.
post #42 of 223
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They should call this "Battleship: Los Angeles," because it looks exactly like Battle: Los Angeles in the water.

Yeah, that's pretty much what it looks like.
post #43 of 223
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Senility? I forget a lot of stuff these days.

Ah, it's robots! I left out evil robots - cylons, terminators, cybermen, a host of adorable children's toys, that bald dude from Westworld, etc. But I sort of lump them in with aliens in that nobody cares if you kill them either.

Uhhhhh, maybe we should start showing robots some respect...
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...king-autonomy/
post #44 of 223
You want to know what this movie is really based on? You should ask the question? Why is the alien ship sitting in the Pacific Ocean?
post #45 of 223
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You want to know what this movie is really based on? You should ask the question? Why is the alien ship sitting in the Pacific Ocean?

Care to share?
post #46 of 223
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You want to know what this movie is really based on? You should ask the question? Why is the alien ship sitting in the Pacific Ocean?

Perhaps they're planning a vacation in Hawaii. Sun, surf and mai tais. Even aliens need a little r&r too.
post #47 of 223
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Care to share?

Have you ever heard of William Cooper? He wrote a book called "Behold A Pale Horse". He wrote in that book that, while serving in the Navy, when he was aboard a submarine, he witnessed a large UFO emerge from the Pacific Ocean.

I suspect that a screenplay was written based up the report from William Cooper's book.
post #48 of 223
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Have you ever heard of William Cooper? He wrote a book called "Behold A Pale Horse". He wrote in that book that, while serving in the Navy, when he was aboard a submarine, he witnessed a large UFO emerge from the Pacific Ocean.

I suspect that a screenplay was written based up the report from William Cooper's book.

Thanx for the info.
Never heard of the book.

Although I am a little dubious of it being non-fiction, I'll give it a Google...
post #49 of 223
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Thanx for the info.
Never heard of the book.

Although I am a little dubious of it being non-fiction, I'll give it a Google...

You do know that the movie Battle Los Angeles was based actual UFO sighting over Los Angeles in 1942. Google that as well.
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post #51 of 223
Looks like the same trailer. Not new.
post #52 of 223
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I can't tell if I should be pissed or impressed that someone came up with this from a board game:

post #53 of 223
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You do know that the movie Battle Los Angeles was based actual UFO sighting over Los Angeles in 1942. Google that as well.

Learn Something Every Day

I thought it was based on a large cow patty

Looks like Berg is working with an entire Bruhathkayosaurus dropping

No doubt the studio is thrilled, based on how much the last Transformers made world wide.
People eat this stuff up faster than young dogs fascinated with their own creations
post #54 of 223
Well... at least the special effects are pretty decent in Trailer #2 - Rihanna Movie. Uhh, I mean... Battleship?

post #55 of 223
You sure that's not the trailer for Transformers 4? However, this does seem like a movie I'd enjoy.
post #56 of 223
I know. I was like, "this looks sooo terrible... yet I won't be able to keep myself from seeing it."

I'm a sucker.
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post #58 of 223
*crossing fingers for Lincoln Logs movie*
post #59 of 223
Now if only they can do the Horror movie "Hungry Hungy Hippos"
post #60 of 223
I'm going to go against the grain and say it looks awesome. Ok, maybe not "awesome," but I do loves me some alien invasion movies where stuff blows up real good. I don't care if it's called "Battleship" as it's obviously just a name they licensed so Liam Neeson can say at one point "You sank my battleship!" and throw a reference to Transformers into the trailer.
  • Aliens? Check!
  • Humans hopelessly outgunned by superior technology? Check!
  • Good-looking special effects? Check!
  • Things blow up real good? Check!
  • More things blow up real good? Check!

Honestly, if it was called anything but Battleship, people would be looking forward to it more, just like they look forward to any special-effects-laden sci-fi alien invasion extravaganza. I think they made a mistake by licensing that name.
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