Did you see it? Did you catch it in all its epic glory? As part of “MTV First: Battleship,” the A-list cast — featuring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker — premiered a never-before-seen clip Monday night (April 30) from the film.
The exclusive scene opens with an injured Commander Stone Hopper (Skarsgård) looking a little worried as his brother, Lt. Alex Hopper (Kitsch), takes a tiny boat of troops out on the water to get up close and personal with the sea invaders. We have no naval experience and even we know this can’t be a good idea. But the officers prove to be some fearless competition for the machines as Kitsch screams to Rihanna, “Light it up!” And as promised, the Talk That Talk singer gets fierce as she aggressively fires away at the aliens.
As one of Stone’s officers reports that “both spy and fire-control radar cannot lock on” to the foreign predators, Stone orders the crew to fire anyway and Alex narrowly avoids a bomb that comes flying at his head. The war zone continues as Stone’s ship keeps trying to fight off incoming missiles. The clip captures the mayhem that is sure to be the Hasbro film adaptation.
From what we’ve seen so far, it seems that when Kitsch promised “huge” action when we spoke to him last fall, he meant it.
“You don’t know what to expect with ’Battleship,’ especially when we team up, [director Peter Berg] and I, you’re going to get a lot of laughs, guaranteed,” he said. “And, of course, the action is going to speak for itself. It’s huge.”
But this clip — taking place in the middle of the heated battle — does not include any laughs. As Stone attempts to aid his brother’s offensive attacks and remain on the defensive to protect his crew, his ship gets hit and the bomb goes off. What happens next is an intense explosion that knocks the officers away from the bomb, sucks them back in and tosses them away again. Did we mention they’re suspended in the air the whole time as debris and heavy objects fly all around them? Things do not look good for the naval crew right now.
Audiences will be able to see if the fleet of ships prevails when “Battleship” hits theaters May 18.
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