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Opening Today: “Battleship” (4/8/2012)

For this who are interested, today is the opening day for the new Science Fiction film entitled “Battleship”. As you might have guessed it is loosely based on the board game of the same name.

Poster - Battleship - 2012

Now I am not too sure on how one actually gets a film out of a game like Battleship but having seen the trailer it does look interesting and pits our armed forces against an alien threat. I will not likely catch this in the theaters myself since I am anxiously preparing for the release of “Marvel’s The Avengers” which opens next month. What are your thoughts about this film or its premise? Will you see it on the big screen or wait until Netflix or some other means of viewing?

The Cast:
Taylor Kitsch as Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgård as Commander Stone Hopper
Rihanna as Gunner’s Mate Second Class (GM2) Cora Raikes
Brooklyn Decker as Samantha “Sam” Shane
Tadanobu Asano as Captain Nagaa
Hamish Linklater as Cal Zapata
Liam Neeson as Admiral Terrance Shane, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
Peter MacNicol as the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
John Tui as Chief Petty Officer Walter “Beast” Lynch
Gregory D. Gadson as Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Adam Godley as Dr. Nogrady
Jesse Plemons as Jimmy “Ordy” Ord
Joji Yoshida as Chief Engineer Hiroki