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Battleship Super Bowl Trailer Really, Really Wants To Pretend It's Transformers

If you were upset there's no new Transformers movie coming this summer, Universal is trying to reassure you by making their own blockbuster Battleship look as much like a Transformers movie as humanly possible. We had gotten hints of this in previous trailers, including the 15 second Super Bowl teaser that showed up two days ago, but the splashy new ad that debuted tonight showed of a lot more of the aliens, the fighting, the explosions, and everything else that seems 100% Michael Bay-- even though he's not involved with this movie at all. Check out what I mean in the trailer below.

I honestly didn't even realize the extent to which the aliens were involved in the story before seeing this. I knew, of course, that Peter Berg's adaptation of the board game would involve the soldiers on a battleship facing off against aliens, but I kind of figured they'd be forces off in the distance who our heroes shot missiles at-- you know, the way the board game actually works, where you can't see what's happening on the other side. When Taylor Kitsch stood on the deck of the ship getting ready to engage in fisticuffs with the giant alien, I almost did a spit take. This is what they're giving us?

We're skeptical for now, but maybe it's not fair to judge a movie based on marketing that's so clearly intended to make it look like another movie entirely. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the spot, and to see all the Super Bowl movie ads of the night, go here.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend