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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Captain Browley
Chief Engineer Hiroki


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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The battle for Earth begins at sea. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batalla naval  »

Box Office


$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$65,173,160 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


ILM gave the alien ships their own nicknames - John, Paul, George, Ringo and Elvis. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were The Beatles, and Elvis was Elvis Presley. See more »


Many shipmates address Chief Petty Officer Walter Lynch as "Beast". It is not proper Navy protocol for a CPO to be addressed by a nickname while on duty. They should address him as either Chief or Chief Lynch. See more »


[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

There is an additional final scene after the end credits. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Gotye (2012) See more »


Super Battle
Written by Tom Morello
Performed by Tom Morello
Produced By Rick Rubin
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User Reviews

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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