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Why the sci-fi flick Battleship didn't reach the hype it was hoping for! Read more about Peter Berg's interview and watch additional film footage.

So which sci-fi flick got the most Golden Razzie noms for 2012?
Jul 4, 2015

Tomorrow the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards will be announced, and we'll celebrate the best of cinema in 2012. But today's the day to celebrate the worst in cinema last year with the announcement of 2013 Razzie Awards nominees. So, which sci-fi flicks got the, ahem, "honor" of a nomination (or 10)? You can probably guess.

Astronomer: 6 reasons why aliens would NEVER invade Earth
Jul 4, 2015

Phil Plait is an astronomer and major sci-fi geek. He writes the Bad Astronomy Blog for Discover Magazine and is also the host of the Discovery Channel's science show "Phil Plait's Bad Universe." You can follow him on Twitter at @BadAstronomer. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions and mayhem. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions, and mayhem.

Battleship director says he's finally figured out why it was a massive flop
Aug 19, 2013

So why did Battleship fail? Director Peter Berg thinks he's finally figured it out.

Dissect 81 Battleship sins in hilariously snarky 6-minute video
Mar 13, 2013

Here's another unloved sci-fi flick ripe for Cinema Sins' brutal crosshairs. Sink, sank, sunk.

Which 2012 sci-fi movies were filled with the most mistakes?
Jan 14, 2013

The folks at MovieMistakes.com are at it again, and have released a breakdown of the most popular movie mistakes of 2012. Not surprisingly, sci-fi flicks make up a pretty big part of the list. So which sci-fi flick landed closest to the top?

Battleship director's 'big and powerful' idea why his film tanked
Dec 17, 2012

Though Disney's John Carter took the brunt of the heat for being this year's first flop, another big budget extravaganza actually did worse: The board game-inspired, alien invasion flick Battleship.

Why'd Battleship fail? Director says you can blame The Avengers
Dec 17, 2012

It's been well over a month since Battleship hit U.S. theaters. But the Peter Berg-directed feature's been given the cold-shoulder by audiences. The film's earned a mere $63 million Stateside, while scoring $235 million overseas. What happened? According to Berg, The Avengers happened.

Image of the Day: Mind-blowing Hungry Hungry Hippos movie poster
Dec 17, 2012

Image of the Day: Mind-blowing Hungry Hungry Hippos movie poster

Taylor Kitsch is overmatched in action-packed new Battleship clip
Dec 17, 2012

Taylor Kitsch already took on aliens in John Carter, and in the latest clip from Battleship, he's at it again—but this time all he has is a glorified lifeboat against an alien gun torrent.

What's up with those 6 other board games being made into movies?
Dec 17, 2012

With Universal's Battleship steaming out of the gates today, what's going on with those other big-screen board game adaptations? Are they still stuck in port or cruising for the silver screen?

Thanks to Avengers, Battleship might bomb harder than John Carter
Dec 17, 2012

The year's first big box office bomb has already dropped in Disney's John Carter, and prognosticators think the board game-inspired alien invasion flick Battleship could be the next to crash and burn—mostly because of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers sunk Battleship—so how bad was the damage?
Dec 17, 2012

The Battleship has been sunk. The experts were expecting the boardgame-inspired alien invasion flick to have a soft U.S. opening this weekend, but no one thought it'd be quite this bad.

Battleship featurette teaches Taylor Kitsch to look but not touch
Dec 17, 2012

Is this the year of Taylor Kitsch? Aside from starring in this weekend's John Carter, the actor will appear in Universal's game-based blockbuster, Battleship. The studio has released a new featurette that shows Kitsch in action as the film's unlikely hero.

Peter Berg narrates Battleship featurette flooded with new alien footage
Dec 16, 2012

Poor Earth. Seems everybody wants to kick our planet's ass these days. Battleship enters the tsunami of invasion-oriented offerings with a furious extended clip sizing up the predator's plans with plenty of gargantuan guns and gusto.

See aliens at sea in new pics from Peter Berg's Battleship
Dec 16, 2012

We're still not quite sure how the folks behind the upcoming board game-made-movie Battleship managed to take a simple exercise in naval geometry and turn it into a story about U.S. military personnel battling a horde of water-borne alien invaders...but, hey, we live in a world in which the Chipmunks have become a film franchise, so anchors aweigh! Besides, director Peter Berg is making sure the sinking of battleships at least looks pretty, if these new production stills are to be believed.