Battleship It's terror on the high seas in director Peter Berg's action-adventure, which pits the U.S. Navy against a battalion of aliens who've come to Earth to wage a seemingly unstoppable takeover. Taylor Kitsch stars as a wayward officer who ends up proving himself in the heat of battle; Liam Neeson is the admiral who doubts him; Brooklyn Decker is the girl who loves him; and Rihanna makes her acting debut as a gun-toting badass. If you're looking for a big, loud popcorn flick that gives loose nods to the game on which it's based, this is your movie. Extras: Featurettes on how filmmakers worked with the U.S. Navy, the cast and military extras and shooting at sea (DVD/BD); the BD adds a making-of with Berg, feature on the special effects, a tour of the U.S.S. Missouri and an interactive look at the movie via networked tablet or computer.
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Lovely Molly From the director of The Blair Witch Project comes this horror movie about a newlywed who moves back into her abandoned and now haunted childhood home, where things aren't just going bump in the night--they're about to take over her soul. The movie premiered to some success at last year's Toronto Film Festival and debuted on VOD July 16, and it now hits DVD/BD. Extras: None
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forget what they were called, I'll refresh my memory if i win lol, but I loved those crazy round spikey robotic things that shoot out of the alien ships and destroy everything in their path
the best part for me is when Taylor Kitsch says:everybody is going to die, i am going to die, you are going to die BUT NO TODAY!!! :)
I loved the entire movie, I liked how the aliens attempted to infiltrate the ship, yet they encountered how Human determination was able to stop them
Everytime a real life veteran showed up onscreen!
I liked when they blasted the alien ship letting in the sunlight
Greg Gadson fighting the alien was the best scene.
My favorite part of the movie is when the USS John Paul Jones open fires upon the one Alien ship, with the torpedos and missiles. "Light 'em up."-Taylor Kitsch
Rihanna looks interesting in the movie
Favorite part of the movie is when they said "You Sunk My Battleship!"
Favorite part of the movie is the weapons the aliens use. I love how they look like the pegs for the old Battleship game, it made me think of all the times I played it as a kid. Time for an Operation movie? Lol
All the scenes in or around the water were very good. I enjoyed all the action. To pin it down to one specific thing is incredibly difficult. Agreed, that Liam Neeson put the stamp of approval on this flick.
When RiRi starts shooting a machine gun...
Liam Neeson plus battleships equals awesome.
Any scenes with Liam Neeson in, the best!
haven't seen it yet! looking forward to..
Battleship is the NEW TOP GUN just withs ships... :)
My favorite part f the movie was the special effects and the surround sound I cant wait to own this I know this will sound so awesome on my 6.1 system
Favorite parts of the movie: Taylor Kitsch and I loved that the filmmakers chose actual WWII veterans for the film. Great job!
My kids would be overjoyed! Mom finally got us a cool movie! :)
I love it when the retired military guys come in and save the day, with the actual battleshipp. Also the specail effects were great the whole way through. So much better of a movie than I thought it would be!
The funniest part of the movie has got to be the reactivation of the USS Missouri with all the old vets coming out. I just got a chuckle out of that. There are several awesome parts where the captains fired sniper rifles onto the approaching enemy ship and then lit it up with missiles and torpedoes, got to love explosions. The second best part to me is where the black man with bionic legs kicked the **** out of the alien toward the end of the movie where he says, "I got this"
Any scene with Liam Neeson. What a great actor!
Absolutely went off on the final battle between the "Mother Ship" and the USS Missouri. The whole dropping the anchor and turning "Mighty Mo" on a dime was a thrill ride that made the whole movie worth the price of admission!
I like how the Alien stinger ships jump up out of the water like humungous flying metal water bugs! They look so awesome!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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