Aliens blow us away in surprisingly good 1st Battleship trailer

We don't know about you, but when it was announced they were making a sci-fi film based on the classic strategy game Battleship, we were really doubtful about the whole project. Back then, our first reaction was: "Are you kidding us?"

But now that we've had our first look at the trailer, we have to admit that it looks MUCH better than we'd ever hoped.

When we first saw the trailer, though, we couldn't help but get the sinking (pun intended) feeling that the film was going to be some sort of "Romeo and Juliet" love-drama story set on a large navy boat. Because that's what they seemed to be going for.

Then the suspense and action picked up around the middle of the trailer, and the big bad aliens showed up. All kinds of Transformers-like hell broke loose, with some very nice special effects to boot (a $200 million budget will buy you that), and the whole thing started to rock.

Take a look at the trailer below.

And here's is the basic plot synopsis for Battleship:

A story of an international Navy fleet engaged in a very dynamic and intense battle against an alien race known as "The Regents". The aliens come to planet Earth, on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with a navy fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens' perspective, as well as the humans.

Directed by Peter Berg, Battleship stars Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Pence and Rihanna in her first-ever movie role.

It'll hit theaters May 18, 2012.

What do you think?

(via Comic Book Movie)

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