We here at EW.com have not been shy about our half-serious fascination with Battleship, the overcaffeinated elevator pitch which magically transformed into an actual movie about beautiful people joining the navy to fight submarine alien robots in Hawaii. The film is based on a beloved preschool boardgame, whose elaborate mythology includes boats that blow up real good and the questionable assertion that a patrol boat is 2/5 the size of an aircraft carrier. The first trailers for Battleship basically just added in falling skyscrapers, the aforementioned alien robots, and also Brooklyn Decker, herself a rumored alien robot.
But a new featurette including interviews with Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and director Peter Berg attempts to cast some light on the movie’s complicated plot. Watch it below.
The movie begins during an international naval exercise, which takes a curious turn when aliens come out of the ocean and blow everything up. Explains Berg, “Inside us all there’s that desire to see somebody kick somebody’s ass.” Rihanna is on hand to sound utterly adorable while exclaiming, “I’m all for killing these creatures!” So yep, you guessed it, it’s another preachy Iraq metaphor.
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