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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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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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$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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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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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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