'Battleship' Featurette Explains 'Battleship' Is Science

March 22, 2012


Battleship director Peter Berg has more in common with Michael Bay than just a predilection for explosions, vaguely robotic dins, and whirling, metallic CGI shards and chains things. He also has some apparent need to pretend there's some kind of scientific explanation for why he's adding aliens to toys. Just as Bay has added alien origins to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Berg has added some kind of alien conflict to his board game movie, and now he's put together this video to ground that addition in science, explaining, "No, but what if we shot a beam at a satellite, and shot that at a planet that might have life, and then it turns out there is life, and they come here, and then they decide to attack Liam Neeson's Navy?" If infinitely creepy-looking actor Adam Godley (above) agrees to this science, who are we to say, "What the fuck are you talking about? You made a Battleship movie about aliens shooting glowing balls at boats and buildings"?

Good point, Peter Berg. Goldilocks planets. So Battleship is basically Stephen Hawking's brain via board game via movie.


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