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post #1 of 36
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I'm having a HARD time waiting until May 18th for this blockbuster. If the trailer is any indication, it should be quite a visual experience. Anyone know of a special early premier somewhere? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?

Wolfie
post #2 of 36
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I'm having a HARD time waiting until May 18th for this blockbuster. If the trailer is any indication, it should be quite a visual experience. Anyone know of a special early premier somewhere? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?

Wolfie

This movie wasn't shot in 3D was it? Is this another damn conversion? I'm on the edge of my seat for IRobot When the he'll are they going to convert Waterworld?
post #3 of 36
Peter Berg is directing this. Berg is the worst offender of shaky-cam in all of Hollywood.

Shaky cam + 3D = A theater auditorium filled with projectile vomiting
post #4 of 36
BATTLESHIP is not a 3D movie.
post #5 of 36
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BATTLESHIP is not a 3D movie.

But TRANSFORMERS people will probably make it a hit.
post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

BATTLESHIP is not a 3D movie.


^ This ^

It should have been though

post #7 of 36
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BATTLESHIP is not a 3D movie.


Ah well. Guess I can enjoy the next best thing though. When I was in Hawaii last month I filmed an entire tour of the Battleship Missouri in 3D for my "Hawaii in 3D" project. We got exclusive access to "Broadway" which is an internal corridor below sea level that stretches almost the entire length of the ship. My 3D shots looking down that internal walkway with its series of lockable doorways reminded me a lot of the scene in Cameron's Titanic with the compartment doors closing. (A side note, a scene in the film Pearl Harbor was shot in that same location on the Missouri - as a stand in for the Arizona. It is the scene where a tray of food is dropped as the ship U.S.S. Arizona is attacked. Reportedly the producers paid millions of dollars for asbestos removal just so they could be allowed to film there. A Steadicam was used by the Pearl Harbor film crew to get the shot in that tight location along with only one fixed camera.)
post #8 of 36
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BATTLESHIP is not a 3D movie.

I'm pretty sure it is. I believe it was on the theatrical trailer.

Wolfie
post #9 of 36
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Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post

I'm pretty sure it is. I believe it was on the theatrical trailer.

Wolfie

I'm pretty sure it isn't:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/technical

If it was in 3D you would see this under Printed film format; D-Cinema (also 3-D version)
post #10 of 36
HAHAHA!! This is one of those movies that you just sit back in aww!!, let your mind go numb for a few hours and exercise your home theater. I will pass thank you.
post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

I'm pretty sure it isn't:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/technical

If it was in 3D you would see this under Printed film format; D-Cinema (also 3-D version)

Than explain why right before the trailers in Wrath of the Titans 3d the screen said "put your glasses on now" and the very first Trailer was Battleship and it said 3D in select theaters at the end of trailer. Just saw it last Friday, thanks!
post #12 of 36
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Than explain why right before the trailers in Wrath of the Titans 3d the screen said "put your glasses on now" and the very first Trailer was Battleship and it said 3D in select theaters at the end of trailer. Just saw it last Friday, thanks!

THANK YOU! That's what I'm talkin' bout.

Wolfie
post #13 of 36
http://collider.com/peter-bergs-batt...e-in-3d/17446/

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Peter Berg’s BATTLESHIP Will NOT Be in 3D

Battleship has decided to not go 3D, thus showing that director Peter Berg (for the moment) can stay off a bandwagon. MTV Movies Blog reports that Universal and Berg have decided not to shoot the film in 3D, and I’m sure somewhere James Cameron just puked in his mouth a little bit.

That article's from 2010, and it leaves open the possibility of a last-minute post-conversion, but the movie was released to theaters internationally a couple weeks ago and there are no reports anywhere on the web of it being in 3D.
post #14 of 36
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Ah well. Guess I can enjoy the next best thing though. When I was in Hawaii last month I filmed an entire tour of the Battleship Missouri in 3D for my "Hawaii in 3D" project. We got exclusive access to "Broadway" which is an internal corridor below sea level that stretches almost the entire length of the ship. My 3D shots looking down that internal walkway with its series of lockable doorways reminded me a lot of the scene in Cameron's Titanic with the compartment doors closing. (A side note, a scene in the film Pearl Harbor was shot in that same location on the Missouri - as a stand in for the Arizona. It is the scene where a tray of food is dropped as the ship U.S.S. Arizona is attacked. Reportedly the producers paid millions of dollars for asbestos removal just so they could be allowed to film there. A Steadicam was used by the Pearl Harbor film crew to get the shot in that tight location along with only one fixed camera.)


After getting our hopes up I guess it is back to watching my own 3D Battleship Docudrama. (This thread did motivate me to pick up today a Blu-ray DVD of Pearl Harbor to tide me over until I can do my own editing ).
post #15 of 36
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OK, just got conformation that it will NOT be in 3D Disregard this whole flippin' post.

Wolfie
post #16 of 36
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OK, just got conformation that it will NOT be in 3D Disregard this whole flippin' post.

Wolfie

I'll just disregard the film entirely!
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

Ah well. Guess I can enjoy the next best thing though. When I was in Hawaii last month I filmed an entire tour of the Battleship Missouri in 3D for my "Hawaii in 3D" project. We got exclusive access to "Broadway" which is an internal corridor below sea level that stretches almost the entire length of the ship. My 3D shots looking down that internal walkway with its series of lockable doorways reminded me a lot of the scene in Cameron's Titanic with the compartment doors closing. (A side note, a scene in the film Pearl Harbor was shot in that same location on the Missouri - as a stand in for the Arizona. It is the scene where a tray of food is dropped as the ship U.S.S. Arizona is attacked. Reportedly the producers paid millions of dollars for asbestos removal just so they could be allowed to film there. A Steadicam was used by the Pearl Harbor film crew to get the shot in that tight location along with only one fixed camera.)

Just finished watching the above described battleship scene from Pearl Harbor. Couldn't believe it but you could actually see the hand of a technician holding what appeared to be some type of remote control device or sound/light sensor as the actors went charging down the narrow "Broadway" walkway on the Missouri. Having been there I can see how that the "tight location" simply left no off camera space for the technician to stand.
post #18 of 36
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Just finished watching the above described battleship scene from Pearl Harbor. Couldn't believe it but you could actually see the hand of a technician holding what appeared to be some type of remote control device or sound/light sensor as the actors went charging down the narrow "Broadway" walkway on the Missouri. Having been there I can see how that the "tight location" simply left no off camera space for the technician to stand.

Here is a shot I took on my 3D Video shoot of the Battleship's "Broadway" walkway as well as clips from the movie taken in the same location with the evident hand.





post #19 of 36
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Here is a shot I took on my 3D Video shoot of the Battleship's "Broadway" walkway as well as clips from the movie taken in the same location with the evident hand.







Unbelieveable - I just got back from the theater watching Battleship. I had no idea Mighty Mo would be featured as a star of the film. Anyway, the "Broadway" scenes above from both my filming on the Battleship Missouri and as clipped from Pearl Harbor are the exact same setting for two scenes in the film Battleship. When you watch the movie you will see both scenes within a moment or two of when the the ship is being readied to go out to sea. The first of the two scenes shows flashing lights down the passageway and in the second scene you can see very clearly the iron transport beam that hangs from the ceiling as is evident on my original photo above.

(As mentioned in posts above, what adds to the interest of these scenes in both Pearl Harbor and Batttleship being filmed down in the depths of the ship itself is the fact that due to hazardous materials including asbestos the location was off limits from the time The Missouri was drydocked at Pearl Harbor until the making of the film Pearl Harbor when the producers of Pearl Harbor paid millions just to remove the hazardous materials from the "Broadway" corridor. Even today the general public is given access on a very limited basis.)
post #20 of 36
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i'll just disregard the film entirely!

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post #21 of 36
Battleship isn't as bad as it looks. I was entertained enough watching it, the main problem is timing. They released it when we will get a flood of big blockbuster movies, how is it going to stand against The Avengers, MIB 3, Spiderman, Batman. It should have came out in March for better results. If it was in 3d I would pick it up on bluray, but I only have so much movie budget to spend so battleship get pushed to the only buy if it's in the clearance rack.
post #22 of 36
Considering the box office results so far, I bet the suits at Universal wish they'd pushed for a 3D conversion (and thus higher 3D ticket prices) after all.
post #23 of 36
I actually laughed at Battleship's fail. It is a direct repudiation of cynical Hollywood and its neverending quest to milk/franchise-tag anything. Also, Taylor Kitsch's leading man movie career is over. Hollywood may tolerate one big budget flop but not two in a row. Any movies he's cast in from this point on will be in a supporting or bit role. Look to Josh Lucas for proof.

I guess they will think long and hard before we see Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Hungry Hungry Hippos movies.
post #24 of 36
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Also, Taylor Kitsch's leading man movie career is over. Hollywood may tolerate one big budget flop but not two in a row.

I don't think anyone blames Taylor Kitsch for Battleship's failure. The guy's barely even visible in any of the marketing (presumably due to John Carter's failure, which he is blamed for).

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I guess they will think long and hard before we see Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Hungry Hungry Hippos movies.

A Candy Land movie has been in development for a while now and is scheduled for next year. I'm not sure if it actually went into production yet, though. If not, it could still be scrapped.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R View Post

I actually laughed at Battleship's fail. It is a direct repudiation of cynical Hollywood and its neverending quest to milk/franchise-tag anything. Also, Taylor Kitsch's leading man movie career is over. Hollywood may tolerate one big budget flop but not two in a row. Any movies he's cast in from this point on will be in a supporting or bit role. Look to Josh Lucas for proof.

I guess they will think long and hard before we see Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Hungry Hungry Hippos movies.

Battleships main problem is the aliens have come to take over the world plot has been beatin to death. With the likes of skyline, battle los Angeles, the darkest hour, add just about any alien take over movie in the last 10 or so years.

We get some gems like district 9, attack the block, monsters, but these are different movies then aliens are here to take over. The aliens in battleship don't attack on a large scal an just take over a small area. Major flaw is they clearly have the technology to not even be touched by us but that wouldn't make much of a movie. For me I watched it n found it enjoyable for a mindless popcorn movie. I didn't go in expecting a masterpiece so I was entertained.
post #26 of 36
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A Candy Land movie has been in development for a while now and is scheduled for next year. I'm not sure if it actually went into production yet, though. If not, it could still be scrapped.

post #27 of 36
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Battleship isn't as bad as it looks. I was entertained enough watching it, the main problem is timing. They released it when we will get a flood of big blockbuster movies, how is it going to stand against The Avengers, MIB 3, Spiderman, Batman. It should have came out in March for better results. If it was in 3d I would pick it up on bluray, but I only have so much movie budget to spend so battleship get pushed to the only buy if it's in the clearance rack.


Good point. For a movie based on a board game it was actually not bad, and more than beat my limited expectations. I'm probably the only one on the planet who holds this view, but I liked it better than the Avengers even with the Avengers in 3D. It is a must see for anyone who has spent much time on Oahu or visited The battleship Missouri there at Pearl Harbor or the Punchbowl Memorial and Cemetery. If you like the recent Hawaii 5-0 series this will be a nice way to fill the gap between seasons with this season's final episode having already run.
post #28 of 36
What is funny about this movie is that there is a chapter about it (I think) in Mindy Kaling's autobiography where she mentions being interviewed by a studio to write a movie script. She prepared to describe romantic comedy ideas (being the producer/writer of the Office), but they instead ask her to write a script for a movie based on a board game (I think she claimed it was Yahtzee, but the timeline would fit the release of Battleship). Funny stuff to read the book, then a few months later, I see the trailer for Battleship
post #29 of 36
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Completely serious. Adam Sandler is set to star.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...80U2CQ20120131
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Completely serious. Adam Sandler is set to star.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...80U2CQ20120131

Maybe they will make Candyland 3d. And lol Universal paid $5million so they didn't have to make Hasbro movies.
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