Battleship 2012

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(462) IMDb 5.9/10
Available in HD

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

Available in HD on supported devices

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

80 of 87 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 29 July 2013
Format: DVD
The film starts with a NASA announcement that they are sending signals to a nearby "Goldilocks" planet to see if there is any life. We then switch to a bar scene where Alex (Taylor Kitsch) is "celebrating" his birthday with his naval officer brother Stone (Alexander Skarsgrd). He sees a young lady at the bar attempting to score a chicken burrito...which leads us to some comical events and then the opening credits.

After the credits, the film jumps some undisclosed years ahead. Alex is a full lieutenant in the navy on a ship (normally takes 8-10 years to rise that high). The girl, Samantha (Brooklyn Decker) happens to be the daughter of the Fleet Admiral (Liam Neeson). They want to get married. The admiral loathes Alex because he is a gross underachiever. Everything is fun and games until...the subplots come together. At this point we can write the rest of the script. The alien ships were akin to transformers.

I must apologize, but I enjoyed the film. The inane plot continuity issues and science was Asylum grade from beginning to end. I could be here all day writing about how absurd things were. But unlike an Asylum film, they didn't cheat us on a soundtrack which ranged from Henry Mancini to AC/DC. We had quality actors playing likable characters with some decent lines. And no one can beat WWII vets during an AC/DC music montage.

Think of the movie as "Independence Day" light with cheese. Good fun, good action, break out the popcorn and park your brain at the door.

No sex, no nudity, near F-bombs.
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1 of 1 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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57 of 66 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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