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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lieutenant Alex Hopper
... Commander Stone Hopper
... Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes
... Sam
... Captain Yugi Nagata
... Cal Zapata
... Admiral Shane
... Secretary of Defense
... Chief Petty Officer Walter 'The Beast' Lynch
... Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord
... Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
... Sampson JOOD Strodell
... Dr. Nogrady
... Captain Browley
... Chief Engineer Hiroki
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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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Also Known As:

Batalla naval  »

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Budget:

$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,534,825, 20 May 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,422,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,025,485
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Trivia

The film utilized six hundred extras. See more »

Goofs

Many shipmates address Chief Petty Officer Walter Lynch as "Beast". It is not proper Navy protocol for a CPO to be addressed by a nickname while on duty. They should address him as either Chief or Chief Lynch. 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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Referenced in South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) See more »

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Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
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Half by-the-book blockbuster, half hilarious armed forces love-in
12 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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