Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trailer Thursday Ship-Off!! Battleship vs American Warships

We have a bit of a ship-off this week with the theatrical release of Battleship (yes, it's based on the board game) and the TV film release of American Warships (Yes, it used to be called American Battleship and has a striking similarity to Battleship - see more on that battle here). It's wild because they are both over the top crazy looking movies. And I have a feeling I will be aiming to see both of them. But if you are feeling less adventurous, here are the deets to help you decide between the two films.

Theatrical Release May 18, 2012
Trailer Above

Synopsis: "Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Commanding Officer Stone of the USS Samson; Rihanna as Lt. Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane"

Battleship comes to wide release in movie theatres on May 18, 2012.


American Warships
TV airing May 19, 2012; DVD/VOD Release May 22, 2012
Trailer Below

Synopsis: "When a fleet of mysterious ships wage war against the Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa can prevent global armageddon"

American Warships is written & directed by Thunder Levin and stars Mario Van Peebles, Johanna Watts, and Carl Weathers

American Warships airs on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 9pm on Space and hits DVD and VOD on May 22, 2012.

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