Battleship [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [2012]

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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (591 out of 622)

Synopsis


Battleship
Milton Bradley's enduringly popular strategic board game makes the leap to the big screen in Hancock director Peter Berg's epic sci-fi adventure pitting an international naval fleet against an army of invading aliens. When the two forces find themselves evenly matched, each must rely on strategy and cunning in order to emerge the victor. Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard head-up a cast also featuring Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Taylor Kitsch
    Taylor Kitsch - Lieutenant Alex Hopper
  • Alexander Skarsgård
    Alexander Skarsgård - Commander Stone Hopper
  • Rihanna
    Rihanna - Petty Officer Cora "Weps" Raikes
  • Brooklyn Decker
    Brooklyn Decker - Sam
  • Tadanobu Asano
    Tadanobu Asano - Captain Yugi Nagata



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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    Posted
    Treydle
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    You’re in command of a vessel with no radar, cut off from all reinforcements, and seriously outmatched by your opponent. Your opponent being aliens. Do you panic? Do you surrender? Do you pay more than ten dollars to see it? In 2005, NASA has discovered a planet outside our solar system with conditions similar to those on Earth. Hoping that it contains intelligent life, they construct a powerful array of satellite dishes in Hawaii to transmit a signal to that planet. Simultaneously, unambitious Hawaiian native Alex Hopper (played by John Carter from John Carter Taylor Kitsch) meets a beautiful woman in a bar he wants to impress. The woman (played by Brooklyn Decker) wants a burrito but the bartender won’t accommodate her. Hopper (Kitsch) hears this, introduces himself, and goes so far out of his way to impress her that he breaks into a minimart and is tasered by the police just as he’s approaching the beautiful woman, burrito in hand. Alex’s older brother Stone (played by Alexander Skarsgard) has had it with his brother’s antics and makes him join the Navy. Seven years later, Alex is a lieutenant and tactical officer on a destroyer and the beautiful woman, Samantha, (Decker) has accepted his marriage proposal, pending her father’s approval. Her father (played by Liam Neeson), an admiral whose character isn’t given a first name, is Alex’s superior who has disciplined him on several occasions and has grown just as frustrated with him as Hopper’s brother has. Then, during an international exercise with the Japanese Navy, the world and the island come under attack by the very same aliens they hoped to contact. Now, this isn’t the first movie ever to be based on a board game. Clue came out in 1985 and had a much better cast. Also, Clue is a game with characters in it. Battleship, on the other hand has none. It also doesn’t have aliens. While there is an actual battleship late in the film, the alien munitions resemble pegs, and the crew is forced to fire blind once they’ve lost radar, this movie has nothing to do with the game. Other detractors seem determined to lay the movies failures at Rihanna’s feet, this being her first acting role, but she really doesn’t have that many lines and the failures in Battleship are so much bigger than this one minor character. Whether Transformers turned out the way Michael Bay and Spielberg wanted it to, it was a box office smash. Battleship is an inferior imitation, and I say that as someone who doesn’t even like Transformers. Given how poorly it performed at the box office, I probably don’t have to say this, but skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the last half hour takes it from a 3 to a 5

    Posted
    Volfogg
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This movie is amazing precisely because of the cheesy one liners and predicable nature of it and the fact that it features several veterans in key roles. If you just go with it and BELIEVE it you'll love it so much more than sitting there looking for whats wrong or how ridiculous or how dumb the dialog can be. The movie starts with a funny sequence and break-in of a convenience store that pretty much copies a break-in that happened in real life. Hilarious. Then the movie does it's thing and you just go along with it for an hour until the most epic ending battle pretty much ever (more on that later) Prior to the ending is the scene where the game pretty much ties in the board game. The aliens and humans can only detect each other visually but the japanese captain comes up with this plan of tracking them via buoy displacement. So they plot a grid on the screen using the buoys as reference points and then start shooting blindly in anticipation of where the aliens are going. Pretty clever tie-in in my opinion. Then their destroyer gets blown up just as they've destroyed the last alien ship but they're not done yet, they have to blow up a satellite array on Oahu. The crew is in dismay and they're all like, "we don't even have a ship" when the mighty Mo comes into the picture and Hopper says "yes we do. we have a battleship". Then they're still reluctant about the plan "that thing's a museum" which he responds with "Not today" (YES!) Then the engineer is still all "i dont even know how to turn this thing on, and even if i did we dont have enough crew" and then the crusty old sea men from WW2 (they're real veterans by the way. YES!!) are all conveniently spaced around the ship and come to the rescue and AC/DC starts playing. EPIC!!! then i can't even finish this because you have to enjoy it for yourself. just watch it. There's another character (also a real veteran who lost both legs) who has a couple of amazing one liners like "you're going to aquire that courage" and "lets see if we can't buy the earth another day" PLEASE WATCH THIS MOVIE

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!!!!

    Posted
    SECGatorfan15
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I waited for this movie to come out on Blu-Ray because of all of the hype about it. THE HYPE WAS RIGHT ON THIS ONE! It has it all. Comedy, action, patriotism, emotion........ Everything. From the very beginning to end...... Amazing! There are even enuendos of the game In the movie ,which was a nice touch. For all of the nay sayers about the plot being lacking, what the heck is so hard to get? Reptilian aliens received a signal from space that we sent out, trying to reach their planet because we discovered a planet that is habitable in our known universe other than ours, and they came to take over. They didnt come to say "hello give us E.T. Back"! You only need half of a brain to see that the plot is not lacking! If you do, then you probably think that "The Notebook" was the best movie ever made! (stupid, depressing movie BTW) Highly recommended! Even the way they brought back the U.S.S. Missouri w/the original surviving crew! If you don't buy it, rent it. But not buying it will be one of your biggest regrets. great for the whole family. Language is not bad. But the violence may be too much for some little ones. Even though most of the deaths are done PG style. Not a blood and gore movie. Just a great alien butt kicking flick from beginning to end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You sank my Battleship

    Posted
    JakeInLivnColor
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    At first, I thought it was a Transformers clone with all of the action scenes, CGI and the requisite female lead with all looks and no acting ability. Some of that is true here, but its better than the Transformer films because it has a better director (Peter Berg) frantic, but well shot action scenes and some cool alien designs and CGI. Other than that, you get the star who Hollywood forces us to see (Thankfully better than Sam Worthington and disappeared just as fast), a fairly too-long film and an ending that they thought would lead to a franchise. It looks pretty but thats about it and only get it if its cheap and on Blu Ray. The PQ is fantastic for DVD, with nice detail, crisp imagery and nice use of colors (The Hawaii scenes in the mountains are beautiful) are all resolved in standard definition quite well and appear near HD on a HDTV. The sound is also loud and detailed and accurate and if this were 2005, demo worthy, but as on DVD, its second class to its HD cousin. The extras only included a few feauturettes and thats about it. Really only buy if its cheap and/or need a blockbuster action fest to satisfy your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way way better than i thought it would be

    Posted
    lucky55
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    Ok when i first saw the previews for this movie it looked like it was nothing more than action in tranformers style so i took a pass on it at the theater...now i wish i had seen it in the theater. this movie has so much more to it than just action i was very pleaantly suprised to find out.. you can clearly see the awe and respect director peter berg has for the military throughout the film i throughly enjoyed this movie so if you havn't seen it because you didn't like the preview i say see it anyway forget the preview because it's soo much better than that i think everything is just right in this movie the right amount of everything...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For sci-fi lovers

    Posted
    SuperDave
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    This is another sci-fi movie that I really liked. I love seeing aliens get their "cans" kicked by our supposedIy primitive weapons, and I really don't care what the "critics" had to say. I remember what the critics said about the first Star Wars movie, while I, and millions of other people couldn't believe how "cool" it was. No one at that time had seen a sci-fi movie with such great special effects, so it was so fun to see those critics get pounded at the box-office. I could also care less that this movie was based on the B.S. Game, I don't play games so that connection was also pointless for me, GOOD MOVIE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Special Effects and Intertaining

    Posted
    viking1314
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    I bought this movie because it had pretty good reviews and I had a certificate that was getting ready to expire. Overall I was impressed with the story and the special effects. It sounds great through a home theater system. The story is a bit of a reach but the characters are developed and the acting is above average. The aliens in this movie seem to be very advanced so the US Navy had to be very creative to battle these foes. I would recommend this movie if you are just looking for a night of entertainment. Just enjoy it for what it is and don't nick-pick the details or the likelihood of the outcome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premise May be Goofy but Still Fun Movie to Watch

    Posted
    jikhead
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    The whole premise may seem a bit goofy for the boardgame, but it's just a movie and is for entertainment which is does that. There's plenty of action in it and fun to watch. So if you like action movies then it is definitely worth the purchase. I'd try to pick it up on sale. The visual quality in UHD is great and definitely pops in HDR. This is one of but a few of my movies that has a DTS:X soundfield. It is very loud and has lots of stuff surrounding you.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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