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Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | | 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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A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game.

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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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Batalla naval  »

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$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,137,456 (Italy) (15 April 2012)

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$65,422,625 (USA)
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Peter Berg: during the initial attack on the Sampson. He relays the fire warning shot command. See more »

Goofs

Simply knowing how to re-start a battleship would be useless unless all of the available equipment and resources were available. Since the USS Missouri was going to be used as a floating museum, it would have been stripped own of any explosive or hazardous materials before this happened; and it would not even have had fuel oil on board or even working boilers, since the only military ships that still use heavy fuel oil are refueling tankers that use diesel engines. Also, all the shells would be dummy shells, with no explosives or fuses, and there are also no more powder bags in existence, since the Iowa's were the last operational warships that use them.

When a ship is made into a museum, the time to get it ready for sea again (if that were even possible) would be counted in months or years, not hours. See more »

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Title Card: In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
Title Card: In 2006, NASA built a transmission device five times more powerful than any before it, and a program to contact the planet began.
Title Card: It was known as The Beacon Project.
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So Promising - So disappointing
12 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are 3 hugely anticipated block-busters this year and Battleship was the first one to be released. I had expectations of watching this at that cinema a few times and getting it on blue ray - this is my type of movie!; or at least that was the expectation. With such great promotional footage and Liam Neeson heading the cast, it had to be great. In reality, Neeson has almost a bit part (in fact you see most of it in the promotional adverts), clearly there to increase sales of the movie; with the bulk of the 'acting' coming from Taylor Kitsch.

A ludicrous start with Kitsch playing a 27 year loser who, on the recommendation of his brother (Alexander Scarsgard) joins the Navy, suddenly to become at Lt Cdr - The script is clearly written by someone with no military knowledge or experience and that the actions, demeanour and interaction with all that are supposed to be military personnel, is a non sense. It makes Top Gun look believable! However, it gets worse;with aliens that have made there way to earth with great looking craft,that impressively rise from the ocean (great CGG) - you see it on the commercials for the movie, the only weapon they possess are melee type Armour - pretty ridiculous

really and by this point the movie has lost any form of credibility. The outcome is obvious from the first few minutes and I certainly wouldn't go back for a repeat viewing. It's still probably worth a watch if you can't resist, but don't buy any pop corn; there's enough corn in this movie!


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