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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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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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Although the movie never comes out and says it, Alex Hopper was enlisted in the Navy before he became an officer. The movie gives clues to it, as one of Hopper's warfare device on his uniform is silver, and in several scenes, a tattoo of a "mustang" can be seen on his right forearm. A Mustang is a term used for officers that are prior enlisted. See more »


When Hopper climbs to the roof of the convenience, the time displayed in the upper left corner of the screen (presumably a video surveillance camera) goes from 12:11.57 to 12:12.12 to 12:11.36. 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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Battleship is Awesome!
26 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No clue what the last reviewer is talking about. There is tons of action in this film. Yes the first 15 minutes are a little slow (character development) but once the action starts it's non-stop and awesome. Loved this movie, loved seeing the ships in action. Great movie to watch memorial day weekend, makes you proud of the military! Will definitely buy when it's out on DVD, but was glad we saw in on the big screen first. Your kids will love it, mine did. My only knock is I wish Liam Neeson's role was larger. I really like him. But I enjoyed seeing the younger kids take on the aliens too. Very entertaining, action film. Don't over think it.

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