History Film / Battleship

13th Aug '17 6:50:33 AM Nightrider88
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The battleship ''Missouri'' in a modern navy. As Alex explains to a little boy taking a tour, the battleship is essentially a dinosaur fossil even compared to ships like his much smaller destroyer. Battleships were made obsolete by aircraft, missiles and advanced targeting systems -- three things that had been nullified by the aliens making it more effective for direct combat than the destroyers. In fact, the buoy targeting method is a more advanced version of how battleship targeting was traditionally performed.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The battleship ''Missouri'' in a modern navy. As Alex explains to a little boy taking a tour, the battleship is essentially a dinosaur fossil even compared to ships like his much smaller destroyer. Battleships were made obsolete by aircraft, missiles and advanced targeting systems -- three things that had been nullified by the aliens making it more effective for direct combat than the destroyers. In fact, the buoy targeting method is a more advanced version of how battleship targeting was traditionally performed. But somehow Alex forgot, that in '80s Iowa-class battleship were upgraded with then-modern radars, missile weaponry and active defences, and were pretty useful in Desert Storm operation. Obsolete, but nothing like dinosaur fossil.
18th Jun '17 2:14:22 PM StarSword
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* ArtisticLicenseBasicTraining: Likely for the sake of landlubbers watching, the characters avoid nearly all nautical terms which would be second nature to any sailor.

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Likely for the sake of landlubbers watching, the characters avoid nearly all nautical terms which would be second nature to any sailor.



** 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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** The Navy does not allow individuals with criminal records to enlist. Alex ''starts the film'' being arrested for breaking and entering.entering, but [[TradingBarsForStripes the US military has not allowed enlistees or officer candidates with criminal records since the '70s]]. 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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* TradingBarsForStripes: Alex starts the film being arrested for breaking and entering, and joins the military. [[ArtisticLicenseMilitary This was banned by act of Congress at the Defense Department's request after Vietnam.]]
11th Jun '17 3:41:20 PM PrincessGwen
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Skarsgård has a few moments like this, particularly in the opening scene. Also Rihanna, especially when she explains her father's view on aliens.

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Skarsgård has a few moments like this, particularly in the opening scene. Also Rihanna, especially when she explains her father's view on aliens.aliens.
** Creator/LiamNeeson's Irish creeps in, especially when he's telling off the Secretary of Defense.
13th May '17 4:56:34 PM StarSword
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* ArtisticLicenseShips: None of the American ships shown in the movie was involved in the RIMPAC exercise in 2012. The Japanese destroyer ''Myoko'', however, was part of the exercise that year.

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None of the American ships shown in the movie was involved in the RIMPAC exercise in 2012. The Japanese destroyer ''Myoko'', however, was part of the exercise that year.year.
** Crossing over with ArtisticLicenseEngineering, clubhauling an ''Iowa''-class battleship is completely impossible: even if you used all four anchors, the ship is too massive and would be moving too fast for the chains to hold up.
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.
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