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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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Peter Berg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Kitsch ... Lieutenant Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgård ... Commander Stone Hopper
Rihanna ... Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes
Brooklyn Decker ... Sam
Tadanobu Asano ... Captain Yugi Nagata
Hamish Linklater ... Cal Zapata
Liam Neeson ... Admiral Shane
Peter MacNicol ... Secretary of Defense
John Tui ... Chief Petty Officer Walter 'The Beast' Lynch
Jesse Plemons ... Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord
Gregory D. Gadson ... Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Jerry Ferrara ... Sampson JOOD Strodell
Adam Godley ... Dr. Nogrady
Rico McClinton ... Captain Browley
Joji Yoshida ... Chief Engineer Hiroki
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Storyline

An international fleet of naval warships encounters an alien armada while on a Naval war games exercise and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. 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?

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Taglines:

The Battle for Earth Begins at Sea


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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Trivia

The alien projectile explosives strongly resemble the markers from the original game and they plant themselves in their targets in a similar manner. See more »

Goofs

Hopper refers to the Missouri as a boat when planning on using her for battle. In proper Navy terms a battleship is a ship. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.150 (2012) See more »

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Hang 'Em High
Written by Al Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, James Lynch, Jeff DaRosa
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born & Bred Records
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Definition of a guilty pleasure

Heaven help me! I liked this movie, now I am going to be one of the few who did. As you can see from the other reviews a lot of people didn't like this movie, so why did I?

1. I came in with low expectations - I was expecting something horrible, boring, long and pointless, but despite myself I liked it, I laughed at the jokes, I connected with the actors (yes, Rihanna too), I was excited by the action and while clichés the plot held my interest

2. The actors did a good job with what they were given - Taylor Kitsch did a good job, Rihanna wasn't that bad, I dare say good, in her role. She was there, she didn't try to chew the scenery, she did her job as an actor/secondary character and it didn't bother me. I give her kudos

3. lost in translation? - you try to make a game into a movie and you want to put parts of them game in it? Not easy, a little cheesy? Of course, but fun? Yes, fun, enjoyable, and in the end it was a part of the story that wasn't as forced as it could have been.

So in conclusion, "Battleship" is a fun, corny, typical summer movie that I like but as you see a lot of people didn't. I think it is a guilty pleasure, something to be enjoyed by the few but annoyed by the rest. In the end I can only suggest this - go in with low expectations, expect a little over the top patriotism like in "Act of Valor" ( but not so heavy), and don't think about it. The movie is not without its flaws or questionable logic, but as it was said so well in another movie - "I suggest you don't think about it and just enjoy the ride"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,534,825, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$65,422,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,025,485
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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