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Battleship (2012)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  18 May 2012 (USA)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

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Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada while on Naval war games exercise. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. What do the aliens want? Written by Anonymous

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ship | naval | battle | alien | armada | See more »

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The Battle for Earth Begins at Sea See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

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$209,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,534,825 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$65,173,160 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Title Card: In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
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Half by-the-book blockbuster, half hilarious armed forces love-in
12 April 2012 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Half of this film is what you'd expect from the title, lots of booms, bangs and aliens. It's moronic but OK if you can turn your brain off.

However, near the end it becomes hilariously bad with the introduction of a series of obvious non-actors who are only there so people who love the military can get all misty eyed and salute whatever flag while overusing the word 'hero'.

The scene where these characters are introduced standing at the various points on the ship is one of the worst I can remember in a main-stream blockbuster. Presumably we were supposed to be in awe but all I could think of was how they A) Got up there and B) How they'd get back down without breaking a hip.

Oh and while I know it's pointless questioning these things in such a film but it seemed to me that all the aliens really needed was a couple of those spinny ball things. Job done.


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