How ridiculous can a movie get? I mean Michael Bay's Transformers was horrendous enough, but you really can't blame Hasboro or Universal for replicating that same formula given that the Transformers movies have made over a billion dollars.
With a reported $200 million dollar budget, it seems Battleship is doing whatever it can to be just as big. However let's just compare the similarities between the two movies show we?
Battleship and Transformers similarities:
Military vs Giant alien robots: check
Sound effects that sound like dubstep: check
Mechanical alien/robots that transform into things: check
Cutting a skyscraper in half and watching it fall: check
R & B singers as actors: check
Ridiculous amounts of explosions: check
Racists robots: we'll have to wait and see on Battleship, but I can only assume.