Battleship 2012

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(496) IMDb 5.9/10
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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.

Starring:
Taylor Kitsch,Alexander Skarsgard
Runtime:
2 hours, 11 minutes

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Battleship

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Peter Berg
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard
Supporting actors Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD
An immature moron joins the US navy, despite his obvious failings he attains an officer's rank and is given a position of considerable responsibility. He even manages to meet a female moron and the two get together. Aliens attack Earth but because they're morons they attack Earth on the very spot where multi national Naval forces have met up to conduct exercises. The two forces clash and the movie provides the viewer with a special effects extravaganza of blockbuster proportions. The effects are eye popping and the Alien beings look great. The screenplay provides levels of violence for fifteen year olds along with logic and dialogue for five year olds. In the end, the human morons win.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Hamilton on 12 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
The CGI is excellent but the rest of the film is mainly drivel. The final part is pure hokum - the "old boys" manage to fire up the Missouri's engines in a few minutes despite the ship having been a museum since Vietnam. The museum contains cordite and live shels just as one would expect in a 40 year old museum!. The shot of the crew carriying a 15 inch shell throughout the ship beacause the shell hoists wewre not working any more was pure rubbish - you can not get into a turret that way. At the end the chief moron says to the Admiral "...but I saved the world" I also did not like the peculiar commentary that overlaid most of the action.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carl J. Meads on 14 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
Yet another, how the Americans can save the planet, movie. This time using only world war two technology in the shape of the USS Missouri, a museum ship that unbelievably carries live ammunition and all in a physics defying manner, employing the worst elements ever used in a science fiction action film to defeat an invading alien force that has just travelled light years, presumably.

A film of no redeeming features. Some might argue that the CGI is worth watching.
Absolutely dire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Woodgate on 12 Dec. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
One of the worst films ever made. It is absent of any acting talent, it was evidently written by an adolescent schoolboy with a limited imagination. It has the dubious honour of entering the list of films I couldn't be bothered to watch all the way through ( thank goodness for chapter skip).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pigs in space on 10 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
Liam Neeson was the best thing in it. Shoot em up fun all in all bright and colourful etc but the acting is awful. Leads are weak and I mean totally weak even wooden. I took nearly 4 hours to watch this as I had to bury my head between my knees and rock in a corner a few times. Only watched because I paid money to rent it. I can't believe that this film is so well received.
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58 of 69 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Aug. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Battleship is the story of the RIMPAC joint-naval exercises that are rudely interrupted by an alien invasion. The Aliens set-up some sort of force-field around the Hawaiian islands, separating the John-Paul-Jones and a couple of other ships from the main navy. It becomes clear that the aliens are trying to contact home using the satellite array on Oahu and the only thing standing between the aliens and the array are a bunch of rag-tag survivors. Can they stop this invasion?

Well, first off a lot of people have likened this to Halo and they are pretty much correct. The aliens are pretty unimaginative, they just look like any number of FPS video game characters (Halo, Crysis & Haze all have similar suits & visors) but with some dactyl-alteration. This film stars Rihanna and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) and surprisingly, Ri-Ri is not that bad, despite only having simple response lines ("Yes Sir, right away") but there are no scenes that hinge on her emotional performance. Liam Neeson provides a decent rendition of a stern but heartfelt Naval Admiral. The story runs in two arcs: the battle between the ships (clue's in the title) and the land-based advance on the satellite facility. It's fairly linear, but the revival of the U.S.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justice Peace on 30 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
Aliens have the technology to reach Earth and isolate all attack using electromagnetic forcefields, but are defeated by a beach bum who reads Homer (not Simpson), a black man with no legs, two babes, the cast of cocoon and a WWII battleship. To call this nonsense 'ludicrous' is to flatter it.
I did quite like the special effects, but no matter how many chimpanzees you have at the typewriter, or on a battleship, you ain't going to create the works of Shakespeare.
The overall theme seems to be that the USA can defeat superior life forms (and that rules everyone in) by acting tough and never givin' up.
Beam me up, Scotty!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
If you can stomach the first twenty minutes of absolute dross about "boy - meets - girl - but - father - won't - like - him" and "enemies - later - to - become - best - buddies" and "a - disillusioned - amputee - war - veteran - later - to - think - life - is - worth - living" then the nitty gritty of the actual film about aliens landing in the ocean wanting to take over our satellite stations is really good with plenty of excellent CGI and good fast paced believable action. And , by the way , also skip the last ten minutes of sentimental drivel about how the good ole USA saved the world.
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