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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 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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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

Hopper's calling upon the retired veterans to help crew the Missouri is inspired by actual historical events. When the Iowa class battleships were reactivated in the 1980's, the Navy had to recall veterans who had served on the ships during World War II and Korea, so they could teach the new crews how to operate the guns, fire control systems and other 1940's era technology. See more »

Goofs

Decommissioned battleships, such as the USS Missouri, are not stocked with loaded munitions. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Starfilm (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gold on the Ceiling
Written by Dan Auerbach, Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney), Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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substantially better then I expected
12 August 2012 | by trevorreddin82See all my reviews

I based my initial opinion on the IMDb score and from the odd critic review when this was released. I watched this last night and was pleasantly surprised. its a lot better then I expected. I wont go into detail about the plot etc as its in the summary. the only actors I knew were Liam Neeson and Rhianna. Rhianna was better then most other singers that attempt acting. I think to put this in perspective I will tell you some of my favourite films as I feel if you also like these you will like battleship: transformers, skyline, matrix, avatar, lethal weapon, die-hard, van damme films, terminator 2. (I couldn't list them all. :-) ) ignore the fact the enemy look like transformer. I think the makers have done well turning a very old, guesswork boardgame into a pretty decent movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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