I’m not easily surprised when it comes to Hollywood’s ability to take a vat of raw shit and churn it into a vat of shitbutter, but I must admit, I just watched this trailer and thought to myself “Really? REALLY?” That is to say, the creators of this project have just impressed me in their ability to take the vaguest of starting points – a board game – and turn it into an absurd pile of cliches and terribly designed alien robots.
Did you see the protective dome? That’s right. The battleships are going to be trapped on a sort of… what’s the phrase…? “Playing board.”