In recent years, Hasbro has become infamous for turning old toy and board game franchises into films with overblown special effects, stories wide in scope and intense action. Michael Bay introduced this trend with his Transformers saga, which supposedly ended with Dark of the Moon last summer but now has a sequel planned for 2014. In the same year that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released (2009), director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) brought us G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which also has a sequel named Retaliation set for release late in March 2013 (previously set to release in June 2012). Now that Hasbro is seemingly ready to shift over to films based on board games, can the classic strategy game known as Battleship work as a sci-fi war blockbuster?