History Film / Battleship

24th Feb '17 9:55:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* LeadTheTarget: The alien targeting system does this automatically, showing the ''Missouri'' and a green silhouette of her slightly ahead, based on where their computer has calculated she's going to be when the shells hit. [[spoiler:Alex's anchor maneuver is designed to stop the ship just as the shells are launched, thereby causing them to overshoot the target, and to bring the ''Missouri'''s main guns to bear on the alien ship in an impressive broadside]].
24th Feb '17 6:51:16 AM TheTropingGopher
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*LoveAtFirstSight: Alex first meets his future Fiancée in a bar during his drunken birthday. While he's infatuated with her, she doesn't appear that interested until he fulfills his promise to bring her a chicken burrito, going so far to steal from a store and getting arrested as a result.
8th Jan '17 12:02:19 PM Statzkeen
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** Played straight with the Missouri, oddly enough. The deck armor and turret armor don't do any good against the pegs.
19th Oct '16 4:53:16 PM LordOfTheSword
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* TechnologyPorn: The reactivation of the ''USS Missouri'' is this so, so much. Bonus points for the scenes shot being ''the Missouri's actual activation after a decade of inactivity''. Listen to that steam engine '''''purr'''''.

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* TechnologyPorn: The reactivation of the ''USS Missouri'' is this so, so much. Bonus points for the scenes shot being ''the Missouri's actual activation after a decade of inactivity''. Lighting the engine, reloading the main guns, propulsion running so hard it makes the camera shake. Listen to that steam engine '''''purr'''''.
19th Oct '16 4:50:16 PM LordOfTheSword
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* TechnologyPorn: The reactivation of the ''USS Missouri'' is this so, so much. Bonus points for the scenes shot being ''the Missouri's actual activation after a decade of inactivity''. Listen to that steam engine '''''purr'''''.
17th Oct '16 9:18:07 PM trims
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* LightningBruiser: ''Missouri'' is only slightly slower than the Aegis missile destroyers, her sixteen-inch main guns fire shells weighing ''2700 pounds'', and she can take a beating that would kill a modern ship.
17th Oct '16 9:02:52 PM trims
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* HeroTrackingFailure: Defied as shown by the alien targeting computer which properly anticipates USS ''Missouri''[='=]s path, then inverted via anchor-dropping battleship drift as mentioned above in a [[RuleOfCool really cool]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics break from acceptable physics]].[[note]]It is possible for an even LARGER ship to pull this off, as demonstrated by carrier USS ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4KnCqcTEOU Harry S. Truman]]'' -- just not by "dropping the anchor".[[/note]]

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* HeroTrackingFailure: Defied as shown by the alien targeting computer which properly anticipates USS ''Missouri''[='=]s path, then inverted via anchor-dropping battleship drift as mentioned above in a [[RuleOfCool really cool]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics break from acceptable physics]].[[note]]It is possible for an even LARGER ship to pull this off, as demonstrated by carrier USS ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4KnCqcTEOU Harry S. Truman]]'' -- just not by "dropping the anchor".[[/note]]
15th Oct '16 8:44:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Many]]!
** BadassGrandpa: A whole bunch of them show up to man the ''Missouri''.
** RetiredBadass: See above.
** HandicappedBadass: Mick, who still manages to kick alien ass despite having lost both legs. Pun not intended.

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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Many]]!
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BadassGrandpa: A whole bunch of them show up to man the ''Missouri''.
** RetiredBadass: See above.
** HandicappedBadass: Mick, who still manages to kick alien ass despite having lost both legs. Pun not intended.
''Missouri''.


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* HandicappedBadass: Mick, who still manages to kick alien ass despite having lost both legs. Pun not intended.


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%%* RetiredBadass: See above.
17th Sep '16 12:49:40 PM notShemp
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: The film was proudly declared as coming "From {{Creator/Hasbro}}, the company that brought you ''Film/{{Transformers}}''", in spite of neither film being actually made by the same studio (note:Hasbro's film division at the time just developed the concepts for other studios. Also, they didn't create the original Battleship game, they just bought out the owners).
27th Jun '16 6:57:05 PM ThatBitterTase
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** The Navy does not allow individuals with criminal records to enlist. Alex ''starts the film'' being arrested for breaking and entering. In addition, he moves up the ranks to Lieutenant ''far'' faster than is reasonable. (And that's ''assuming'' he has a college degree, which is a necessity to be entered into Officer Training School - and given Alex is openly dismissed as a loser, that's not a given.)
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