Will the ambitious attempt to adapt a board game into a 3D action movie sink Universal and Hasbro's aircraft carriers? Not if this action-packed trailer has something to say about it
Last year, the U.S. Navy's budget request from the federal government totalled nearly $150 billion.
By comparison, the $200 million-plus Universal and Hasbro are spending to adapt the board game Battleship (some reports put the budget as high as $300 million) into a motion picture seems like a tug boat.
For that sum, director Peter Berg has packed in romance, post-teen angst and naval killing machines from the future. Take a look: