Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
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.
After the film's announcement (and even more so after its release) Hasbro toy sales declined, even reaching dangerously low numbers by the 2012 holiday season, a common urban legend is the film made the company so universally hated that people gave up buying Hasbro brand products as a punishment for allowing the film to be made with the hope of bankrupting them to prevent anymore movies based on their toys, in truth while some decline in Hasbro toy sales was attributed to the film's negative reception, the real cause of the low sales was the ongoing economic slump and the US economy suffering a relapse in 2012. See more »
Many of the 'Old Salt' crew members are wearing Navy ball caps with the ships' name and hull number, USS Missouri BB-63. When aboard the Missouri, after Boatswains Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord steps into the helm compartment, the 'Old Salt' helmsman is wearing a Navy ball cap that reads: USS North Carolina BB-55, which is the lead ship in its' own class of two with the USS Washington BB-56. The Missouri is the third ship of the Iowa class battleships (USS - Iowa BB-61, New Jersey BB-62, Wisconsin BB-64). See more »
In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
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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There is an additional final scene after the end credits. See more »
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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