You sunk my battleship!
And that’s just the start of things as Universal unleashes a new action-packed trailer for its upcoming summer blockbuster, Battleship, offering a boatload of details that didn’t make it into the two previous teasers.
Chief among them, just what do these mysterious earth-destroying villains look like?
A quick glance at the sneak peek reveals that encased in those robotic shells are some four-fingered extraterrestrials more than happy to move humanity toward extinction.
Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna, making her feature film debut, all try to figure what the heck they’re fighting, like this soldier-like terminator they fished out of the water.
That’s soon followed by Neeson barking orders—”Weapons tight. I want everything loaded”—and for good reason as a host of massive Transformers-esque vehicles rise from the depths of the ocean.
And their weapons of choice? How about giant spinning robotic cannon balls that have the ability to take out whole cities—with Hong Kong being just the first stop in a global path of destruction.
By trailer’s end amidst a slew of digital explosions, a battered ship named the John Paul Jones (after the Revolutionary War naval hero, we presume, not the Led Zeppelin bassist) heads under the waves in a CGI sinking .
But we have a feeling that’s not the end of the story….