Life-changing news could come at any moment and, indeed, it always does. It has no other choice but to come at any moment. Rarely are we prepared for it. Rarely can we immediately comprehend the effect it will have on our lives. Rarely can our lives resume without having changed — for better or worse. With that I’d like to announce that today, June 11th, 2012, we received the news that Peter Berg, director of Battleship, has announced that his opus, Battleship, didn’t do very well in theaters and maybe was not the best movie. From Huffington Post:

“I have a movie in theaters right now which has obviously underperformed in many ways,” Berg said at the Produced By conference on Sunday. “When [a movie] doesn’t work, it’s an … interesting opportunity to look at what went wrong and how it went wrong.”

“It was a movie that I tried as hard as I could to get inside of,” Berg said. “But the concept is so big and powerful, and the money is so big and so powerful, that the movie is going to run away with itself.”

It’s always sad to see someone being open and honest with themselves and everyone else about something that all of those people already knew, because no duh. R.I.P. the idea that Battleship was flawless. More on this story as it underdevelops, haaahhaahaha.

Comments (23)
  1. They should’ve based it on Talking Battleship instead.

  2. does this mean there will be a directors cut that leaves out the Aliens? or implies Rihanna was a replicant?

  3. “When [a movie] doesn’t work, it’s an … interesting opportunity to look at what went wrong and how it went wrong.”

    I think I can safely say that this movie went wrong when they decided to make a movie based on Battleship.

  4. Is that Monopoly movie still happening in this post-Battleship-flop world?

  5. Peter Berg: “Hit?”
    Viewing Public: “Miss.”

  6. My landlord works for Hasbro, I keep meaning to ask him if he has had anything to do with all these boardgame movies.

  7. Peter Berg just sunk my expectations for a sequel.

  8. John Carter (pretty good movie!) cost $250 million and made $280 million. Battleship (life’s too short to see it!) cost $210 million and made $290 million. But John Carter was condemned as a historic disaster that everyone needed to commit honor-suicide over, and Battleship is just, eh, “underperforming”?

    This make me want to see Hollywood fight a bear and then die while comforted by a robot.

  9. Guys, I know that talking about Battlestar is important, but it would be really nice if we could talk about Prometheus now. So my brain doesn’t explode.

  10. Why is Rhianna wearing ocean camouflage? Does the Navy really issue such a uniform to its sailors? Doesn’t that just make them impossible to rescue if they fall out of the boat?

  11. I really LOVED this movie. It was super ridiculous, but highly entertaining.

  12. Meh, I really don’t like when artists are doing something very good and then they want to to everything. They will just fail

  13. “I have a movie in theaters right now which has obviously underperformed in many ways.” Oh, really, I wonder which movie that could be? Way to skirt around the issue, Berg.

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