Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
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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
The movie is based on the Milton Bradley game "Battleship", which has been manufactured since 1931. Some of the artillery in the film is shaped like the pegs used in the game. The original paper and pencil version of the game predates World War I. See more »
When Alex, Raikes, and Beast approach the mother ship in the dinghy, Alex is standing portside. Through Stone's specs, Alex is standing to starboard. In the next shot he's standing portside. See more »
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In 2006, NASA built a transmission device five times more powerful than any before it, and a program to contact the planet began.
It was known as The Beacon Project.
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It seems to me that the folks who went to see Battleship with an attitude of "I wonder what Hollywood did with a child's icon of combat" were out-numbered by those who went to see it, hoping to see the product of their imagination up on the screen.
It was a board game, not an undiscovered novel by Dostoevsky. Didn't you have to suspend belief to play it as a kid? You didn't really think you were on a battleship, did you?
This movie is just some people with a lot of money and (arguably, if you believe some of these reviews)talent, with a huge sense of fun, getting together to answer the question: "What if you were on a battleship? What might this game be like?"
Plenty of folks here have a different answer to those questions. That's part of what a movie review is.
But that's not what a movie is. This one was extraordinarily derivative. The script was a disaster movie written for a war torn nation. It wasn't a bad attempt: there was a pulverized blend of poignancy, humor, family values, heroism, and love (in the sense of "the best of being human when a child falls down a well"....and it was all done asexually, out of respect for the young ones
Except you can't take the sex out sexy....so you get a cast that has a broad appeal....from grammas with a thing for Liam Neilson to my son's obsession with Riahanna, both as an artist, and a woman.
Leading to the characterizations: derivative. Enough said.
They had great fun with the animation tho...not so much in the realm of the critic, who's gonna find something within the blunderings of the filmmakers: between the tedium of stuffing every little action snippet they'd ever seen into 1/3 of the movie, to the sheer brilliance of at least attempting to create a "logical" alien thought system, that was maybe USE to coming down on hapless civilizations, and being seen as frightening, intimidating....and...oh yeah....completely alien.
So they had fun with that.
The bottom line for me is this: while it's hard to imagine people spending over 200 million to answer those question about a board game, I for one am glad they wasted their money. It entertained me. It's a Class A movie for the Sci Fi channel.
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