Trivia / Battleship

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Lt. Col. Canales is played by real life Col. Gadson. Like his character, he lost both legs in Iraq. He was also an honorary co-captain of the New York Giants when they won Super Bowl 42, and wears their hat throughout the movie.
    • Many a fan with recognize Stone's usage of the term Stay Frosty.
    • A lot of extras are playing themselves (or at least, their role). It's also Backed by the Pentagon.
  • Backed by the Pentagon: The film was shot on several US Navy warships, with active and retired military personnel both in front of and behind the camera.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: There have been countless variations of Battleship over the years, including a vaguely realistic fleet-based RTS (Simply packaged under the name Battleship), a vehicular combat game (Battleship: Surface Thunder), and the latest version of half Naval Ops, half Call of Duty (more of a tie in with the movie with little else in common with the classic game). The most popular remains "Two people with five ships shout/punch in numbers and reply with 'hit' or 'miss'," which also tends to come packaged (with minor variations) with many of the Battleship spinoffs.
  • Fake American: Liam Neeson (Irish), Taylor Kitsch (Canadian), Alexander Skarsgard (Swedish), and John Tui (New Zealander).
  • Fan Nickname: Due to their prominence in this movie, many members of the Navy have given the movie the nickname "Shipmates and Aliens".
  • Retroactive Recognition: That techie at the SETI radar installation would later find a new job in advertising.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The film adaptation of the board game was also turned into a board game.
  • Star-Derailing Role:

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