A Closer Look At Battleship’s Aliens Who Seem A Lot Like Halo’s Master Chief

By Josh Tyler | 8 years ago

By now you’ve probably seen the trailers for the upcoming alien invasion movie Battleship and concluded that it’s even more creatively bankrupt that Hollywood’s other recent alien invasion movies. But I’m starting to think Battleship may have taken its lack of creativity a notch further than even, say, Skyline or Battle L.A..

Universal has just released dozens of new still images from the film. I’m not going to bore you with all of them, since most seem to involve Channing Tatum wannabe Taylor Kitsch standing around and looking heroic, but it’s worth looking at the ones that feature the film’s aliens. They look like this…

Basically its your generic armored invader character. CGI armor, by the way, is a lot easier and cheaper to render on screen than something organic. It’s also really easy to come up with, when it looks like about a dozen other armored characters we’ve seen in other things. In particular, I think he looks like Master Chief…

That photo above is the Master Chief as he looks in the popular, sci-fi video game franchise Halo. And here’s another one of Battleship’s aliens…

It’s hard not to notice the similarities. It kind of looks like Master Chief mated with Iron Man and had a really boring looking baby.

Battleship will be in theaters to bring all the action of Milton Bradley’s classic boardgame to the screen on May 18th. Am I the only one who doesn’t remember aliens being involved when they played this game? It’s “you sunk my battleship” not “alien Master Chief dematerialized my battleship with plasma blast”.

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