What's the allure of Battleship?

I get the game. It's a simple, often infuriating little time waster that can be packed up for travel. It's a game that doesn't require a confusingly long series of rules and tips to play. You pick a location and you either hit a battleship or miss. Simple and fun.

But now it's going to be a major motion picture. Have no fear -- it won't be two hours of people shouting on numbered locations. That wouldn't be cinematic. To make this sucker epic, there will be an alien invasion where dudes and dudettes can't see who they're attacking! They can only make informed decisions a guess!

It's also budgeted to cost a whopping $200 million. It's a gamble for Universal, wouldn't you say?
categories Movies, Cinematical