Back in the early part of the 1900s a game was invented, this game was called Battleship, but was not patented until 1931. The game was seen as one of the best strategy games for some time. Back in the early days you played by using pencil and paper, this later evolved into a number of different variations. So who would have thought that in 2012 a movie would be released?
The movie trailer seems to have picked up a bit of interest, as it has since gone viral (other videos that went viral). The reason for this is because fans of the Battleship games will be interested to see how the filmmakers have been able to make the transition. We never review movies on here, but we do find it intriguing when movies like this come along. More often than not when a movie is based on a game, things turn out pretty bad, so why should it be any different this times round – although they were video games?
Not trying to go too much into things, we just want to say we should give the movie a chance. There are a few reasons why this could be a box office hit, the first is Rihanna, and the second Liam Neeson. The singer will draw in a huge crowd just because of her fanbase, and Neeson will have his very own following for different reasons. The director and producers behind the movie are not stupid, they have found the perfect balance, beauty and pure acting talent – no need to point out who has what.
As you would expect there has been a huge social reaction to the Hasbro game being made into a movie. ShockYa scowled through Twitter and found three great tweets, the first said, “Better than expected? First trailer for Battleship.” The second was “This is exactly what I always envisioned when I was playing the board game, exactly.” The third “Wait, there are aliens in BATTLESHIP? The giant naval power we’re using ships to battle is extraterrestrial? Did they not fly here?”
It is that final tweet that we found interesting, as she has a point. However, we have come to expect that humans will always prevail, unless you watched the final episode of the new series V that is.
To get you in the mood before the movie hits theaters next summer why not have a game of Battleships online. This is a long way from the paper and pencil version. The first step is to select a ship, then use the arrow keys to turn your ship, then finally select a position to deploy your ship. Have fun, but much better if you are able to play with a friend.