History Film / Battleship

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.)
29th Apr '16 10:30:12 AM mspears
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*** Explained in the DVD extras. The aliens are ''not'' marines... they are ''scientists''.
20th Apr '16 7:41:57 PM CelPrevXXVI
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-->'''Nagata''': We're going to die.\\
'''Stone''': We are going to die. You're going to die. I'm going to die. We're all going to die. Just not today.

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-->'''Nagata''': We're going to gonna die.\\
'''Stone''': We are going to gonna die. You're going to die. gonna die... I'm going to gonna die. We're all going to die.gonna die... Just not today.
1st Jan '16 4:10:06 PM BananaPancakes
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* BottomlessMagazines: In the final battle, USS ''Missouri'' fires her 16" guns several times in the span of a few seconds, only stopping so Alex Hopper can [[RuleOfDrama shout "Reload!"]] The actual rate of fire for such guns is around [[http://www.ussnewjersey.com/hist_sts.htm two rounds per gun per minute]].

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* BottomlessMagazines: In the final battle, USS ''Missouri'' fires her 16" sixteen-inch guns several times in the span of a few seconds, only stopping so Alex Hopper can [[RuleOfDrama shout "Reload!"]] The actual rate of fire for such guns is around [[http://www.ussnewjersey.com/hist_sts.htm two rounds per gun per minute]].



* HumanoidAliens: The invaders are basically oversized, pale humans with gecko-like eyes, goatees made of something resembling porcupine quills, and claw-like FourFingeredHands.

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* HumanoidAliens: The invaders are basically oversized, pale humans with gecko-like eyes, goatees made of something resembling porcupine quills, and claw-like clawlike FourFingeredHands.



* IdiotHero: Alex begins the movie as this, but he gets better. [=McShane=] even points out that he's a smart kid who keeps doing really, really dumb things. [[InformedAttribute Not that we ever see him doing anything smart...]]

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* IdiotHero: Alex begins the movie as this, but he gets better. [=McShane=] even points out that he's a smart kid who keeps doing really, really dumb things. [[InformedAttribute Not that we ever We never see him doing anything smart...demonstrate much intelligence, though.]]



* MisBlamed: Comments on this movie often go on about how it's another stupid, mindless Creator/MichaelBay flick. It was directed and produced by Peter Berg.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Skarsgård has a few moments like this, particularly in the opening scene. Also Raikes, especially when she explains her father's view on aliens.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Skarsgård has a few moments like this, particularly in the opening scene. Also Raikes, Rihanna, especially when she explains her father's view on aliens.



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Navies of several nations evidently spend an entire night just sitting there staring at the force field. The team in Washington and the mainland doesn't seem to be up to much, either; they're pretty much dropped out of the plot halfway through.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Navies navies of several nations evidently spend an entire night just sitting there staring at the force field. The team in Washington and the mainland doesn't seem to be up to much, either; they're pretty much dropped out of the plot halfway through.



* PreMortemOneLiner: Cora gets one in as an alien footsoldier standing on the deck of a ship finds himself standing [[BoomHeadshot directly in the line of fire]] of [[{{BFG}} one of the turreted guns.]]

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Cora gets one in as an alien footsoldier foot soldier standing on the deck of a ship finds himself itself standing [[BoomHeadshot directly in the line of fire]] of [[{{BFG}} one of the turreted guns.]]guns]].



** Hello, Coca-Cola Zero. Alex drinks it at the beginning of the movie and is later seen on a mega-screen.

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** Hello, Coca-Cola Zero. Alex drinks it at the beginning of the movie and it is later seen on a mega-screen.



** The Little League ballpark was plastered with Subway. We even get a close up of a little girl drinking out of a Subway cup. In Canada, however, rival chain Mr. Sub did a tie-in for the movie.

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** The Little League ballpark was plastered with Subway. We even get a close up closeup of a little girl drinking out of from a Subway cup. In Canada, however, rival chain Mr. Sub did a tie-in for the movie.
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