Battleship 2012

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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

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89 of 97 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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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By D. Krol TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
having looked forward to seeing this for ages I finally got around to watching it. All I can say is what a MASSIVE disappointment it was.

First off, The Good things:
The special effects were mind blowingly awesome, some of the alien ships and weapons were just fantastic and looked so real on screen. And that's it!

The Bad things: Almost everything else, the script was laughable, it stole almost every cliche in the book and used them all 5 times. The dialogue was ridiculous, some of the (edited for a 12 certificate) one liners were beyond belief. The acting was attrocious for a big budget Hollywood blockbuster. Rhianna being the biggest culprit, whoever thought this girl could act needs to go see a doctor, she was awful. They also used several real life Navy veterans in the film all of which, were as wooden as an average shelf and even the old masters like Liam Neeson and Peter Macnicol were given so little screen time, they may as well not have been there.

Some of the scenes in the film were so bad they defy description. The scene where the real life Navy vets were introduced, standing at the various points on the USS Missourri is one of the corniest scenes ever put onto film. The fight scene with the real life Navy commander, (the one with the metal legs) and the 8ft armour clad alien, just has to be seen to be believed. it had me wincing with embarrasment. And lets not even talk about the scene where the captain tells his crew to drop one anchor to make the ship skid (Yes skid) out of the way of a barrage of missiles coming thier way. I swear, I thought I was a stigmatic because my eyes literally bled at that scene.

The aliens in the film are a million times more advanced than the humans and yet, they are completely devoid of any intelligence.
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Henry Kavanagh on 14 Feb 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The film Battleship (2012) is based upon the board game and that is it's central idea. Yeah well that pretty much falls flat throughout the whole film except for one scene which I will go into detail later. After starring in what is now the biggest box-office bomb of all time (John Carter (2012) ), Taylor Kitsch returns to screens in what he probably assumed would be the success he was looking for to give his career a jump start. Well I am afraid that yet again Mr Kitsch has had another disappointment because Battleship cost $209 Million to make and only made $302,836,260 back which technically counts as bomb as the film did not make twice the amount of it's budget. So now I have been forced to tell you the reasons why.

Plot: When an Alien Armada of ships descend into the pacific ocean, a naval fleet is forced to combat them before they unleash their plan of occupying Earth. On one ship we have a reckless Lieutenant named Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) who leads an attack against the aliens when a part of the fleet a cut off because the aliens have launched a force field barrier around the other half of the fleet.

There could be many reasons about just how rotten to the core Battleship is but I'll give you the best reasons I can think of. The film is passed off as being based on the board game. Now just to get things clear, I actually used to enjoy playing Battleship the Board Game because I was very good at winning it. The whole based on the board game thing is only employed in one scene and one scene only and that is when the naval crew use buoys to detect where the enemy are and how they can launch all the missiles they can to destroy the alien forces.
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