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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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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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The first of three big-budget, high-profile 2012 blockbusters, all starring Taylor Kitsch in the lead. The other two were John Carter (2012) and Oliver Stone's Savages (2012). All three were box-office disappointments, or failures. The fates of all three effectively stalled Kitsch's hopes of being the next big star. See more »

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As wreckage from an alien craft crashes on Hong Kong Island the view shows a large seated Buddha located on the mountains above the city. This is actually located at Po Lin monastery which is on Lantau Island some distance from the area actually shown (and is well inland and in a largely rural area, unlike the water-front urban area shown in the shot). 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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Hard as a Rock
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remarkably stupid - wasted potential.
24 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that this movie was so dumb. Had the script been written by an adult, this could've been a blockbuster.

The aliens are so dumb that it's implausible. How can any species achieve space travel yet lose to inferior human adversaries.

Decent cast, excellent effects, serviceable directing, and a big budget all squandered on a horrifically bad script. It's so bad it hurts my head.

I'm extremely surprised any executive would green light such inexcusably poor writing. Hmm...maybe it was the executive's child who wrote it. That would explain many Hollywood films actually.


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