• Battleship (2012)


Release Date: May 18th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is a weapons officer aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones, while his older brother, Stone (Alexander Skarsgård), is the commanding officer of the USS Sampson. Unknown to Alex, Stone or the rest of the U.S. Navy, alien invaders have arrived on Earth with plans to steal Earth's resources. When a confrontation with the invaders knocks out the Navy's radar capability, American and Japanese forces must work together to find a way to save the planet.

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna , Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater, Jesse Plemons

Director: Peter Berg

Genres: Adventure , Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Film 44, Bluegrass Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Brother, Gripping, 2010s, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The story, by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who also penned the clever, quippy, aging-assassin movie "Red," is cleverer and quippier than it has any reason to be, even if it makes not the remotest sense. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Those looking for big, loud sci-fi action will find plenty to like here as director Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) pumps up the volume on clashing military hardware and flag-waving heroics. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Like "Transformers," which it rivals in relentlessness, Battleship comes with its own force field, a furious energy that renders criticism irrelevant. show more

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