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.
The Japanese officer tells Hopper that aliens cannot see their navy ship, because, he says: "if they did (see humans), we'd be dead" implying that aliens kill all humans on sight. However, earlier, it is a human ship that fires first and aliens in response destroy it (USS Sampson). When Hopper's ship steams towards the alien craft, aliens blow up the Japanese vessel, but spare USS John Paul Jones when she turns to rescue Japanese survivors. In numerous other instances, aliens go out of their way not to harm humans (aliens see in red inanimate targets, and all living beings in green and are not harmed). This positive aspect of aliens is never explained. See more »
In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
In 2006, NASA built a transmission device five times more powerful than any before it, and a program to contact the planet began.
It was known as The Beacon Project.
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There is an additional final scene after the end credits. See more »
Corny, silly, ridiculous, stupid, pointless, mindless. Probably one of the worst movies this year. Aliens need a signal to get to Earth then they come with explosive weapons and earthly technology and the navy beats the aliens with a battleship. The unlikely but obvious hero marries the beautiful princess, the elderly retirees get their second chance at being heroes, the handicapped soldier also gets a second chance at being a hero and the Japanese marine helps the USA save the world from an alien invasion. The story is weak, predictable and the acting is very mediocre. Liam Neeson has made a custom of choosing bad story lines for his work. It seems as this movie has been paid for by the Navy to lure young mindless people to join their ranks. Distasteful, unpleasant.
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