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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 6 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Hasbro have landed another mega budget movie with this, based on a bored game.

Still here? The film centres around a naval exercise which is interrupted by the visit of aliens which have responded to a signal from a new satellite.

Only John Carter, the tall one from True Blood, Liam Neeson and Rhianna can save the day...

Part Transformers (right down to the sound effects) and Independence Day, Battleship is all you could ask for if you want to switch your brain off for two hours and watch things go Bang!!.

It's very big, but not very clever, but keeps you entertained enough for the duration.

The script is bad, very bad, leaving supporting cast lines that would make Schwarzennegar cringe, and John Carter is okay in this, but I can see him going down the Shia Labouf route.

Neeson is in it for all of twenty minutes, to fill in a romantic subplot, and the most intense part of the movie is when they actually play battleships in one sequence.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous, the films final third goes all Cocoon on us, enlisting old men to shout at the young ones and swear, because old people swearing is funny, right? If you go to this film expecting anything more than loudness and okay effects, you are sorely at the wrong movie.

Lower your expectations, laugh at the one liners and than forget the thing ever happened.

I'm sure Neeson has..
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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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