Rihanna goes boom in Battleship trailer

2012-03-14 12:30
Cape Town - The battle for earth begins at sea.

A new trailer for action flick Battleship has been released, featuring Rihanna in her big screen debut as a navy weapons expert.

The movie is inspired by the classic naval combat boardgame by Hasbro, and stars Taylor Kitsch (the star of Disney's John Carter, currently on circuit) as Lt Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones.


Carnage ensues when the crew of the ship discover an armoured creature whose alien ship emerges from the sea and fires seemingly indestructable missiles into the air, destroying major cities such as Hong Kong.

Hasbro toys also inspired the Transformers movies, and based on the trailer, Battleship seems to be in the same vein.

Directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights), Battleship also stars Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) as Hopper's older brother Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes and Liam Neeson as the Hopper brothers' superior Admiral Shane.

Universal International Pictures will release Battleship in South Africa on May 4.

Watch the action-packed Battleship trailer here:


  • Wayne - 2012-03-14 13:01

    LOL, this is too funny....so we're supposed to believe that this 24 year old is a weapons expert, mind you, any 24 y/o. Don't see this one getting many oscars.

  • mario.dippenaar - 2012-03-14 14:16

    I hope this performance doesn't come back to hit her in the face.

      Ben - 2012-03-14 14:58


  • Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-03-15 08:59

    Just dont block the camera with that forehead. It's so big.

      Charlie - 2012-03-16 07:55

      Unlike certain parts on you, I'm sure

  • Grant - 2012-03-15 14:17

    Trailer looks goods. Wish her best of luck with the movie. I'll definitely go and see it.

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