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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 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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The battle for Earth begins at sea. See more »


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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Peter Berg: during the initial attack on the Sampson. He relays the fire warning shot command. See more »

Goofs

Where the Strike Group is first approaching the alien ships, the aircraft carrier is reversed. The super structure should be on the right or starboard side of the carrier and the landing area should go from starboard aft up to the port or left side of the ship. The image remains reversed as the camera pans to overhead the ship. 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 Brotherly Love (2016) See more »

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Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What "Battle LA" could have been.
1 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

OK, first of all, yes, this movie has more holes than the surface of the moon. Some of the plot points, tactics, technical gaffes, etc. etc. etc. are so bad and stupid as the be insulting. Seriously, if you are up on your military technology at all it's best to go to this movie seriously drunk so that you won't care about the dumbness.

That said, it's actually a pretty fun movie. And, yes, I think it's better than Battle Los Angeles or even the latest Transformers. Why? Because this movie didn't make the same critical mistakes of trying to have Acting in the damn film. Nothing slows down a good action flick like a damn love story in the background, or the hero dealing with his feelings or, worse still, putting brats in the line of fire. Battleship had none of that - just a bunch of thick-headed do- gooders doing what they do best and not really learning a whole lot about anything, including themselves, in the process.

Another thing I like is that there is an appreciation for the warships and the people who serve on them. The timing of the ACDC music for the going-into-battle scene is perfectly done. You can't help but smile.

The alien technology is actually pretty imaginative and the animation is good. It's not as over- the-top as Battle LA - where there was so much going on you get overwhelmed. But when the aliens want something blowed up, they do so with conviction. Mind you, some of the technical deficiencies of the alien technology will leave you wondering how these creatures managed to cross a galaxy. But try not to worry about that - the writers sure didn't.

The cast is OK. Neeson is decent as the admiral or whatever, and even Rihanna does an acceptable job. We're not talking about "Apocalypse Now" kinds of performances, but it wasn't horrible either. It was at least semi-believable.

Look, this ain't no "Bedford Incident". But it's a pretty decent way to kill a couple hours and snarf down some popcorn. All the folks griping about the technical problems - well, it's all true - but who cares? This movie doesn't pretend to be realistic. Hell, in the credits it's "Based on the game by Hasbro," so go in prepared and enjoy.


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