Battleship is an American movie based on the classic Hasbro naval combat games. In 2005, scientist discovered a planet nearly identical to earth which NASA built a transmission device and a program to contact the planet without knowing there is an alien living there and invaded the planet earth it is up to Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) together with his team to save the planet earth from destruction.


  • Peter Berg

Main Cast:

  • Taylor Kitsch as Lieutenant Alex Hopper
  • Alexander Skarsgård as Commander Stone Hopper
  • Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane
  • Liam Neeson as Admiral Shane
  • Rihanna as Petty Officer Cora “Weps” Raikes
  • Tadanobu Asano as Captain Yugi Nagata
  • Hamish Linklater as Cal Zapata
  • Gregory D. Gadson as Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
  • Adam Godley as Dr. Nogrady
  • John Tui as Chief Petty Officer Walter “The Beast” Lynch
  • Jesse Plemons as Jimmy “Ordy” Ord


  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Sci-Fi

Running Time:

  • 131 mins

Release date in United States:

  • 2012/05/18


The movie started at Himalayas where the Beacon International Project take places which they had build a transmission device to be able to contact other planet which is nearly similar to planet earth known as the Planer-G and the NASA transmits a powerful signal from a communication array in Oahu, Hawaii. Meanwhile Commander Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgård) celebrating his little brother birthday Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) who is talented but undisciplined slacker while celebrating a beautiful woman Sam Shane (Brooklyn Decker) caught the attention of Alex and he attempts to impress her but it got arrested by stealing a chicken burrito in a convenient store. The following day Stone is very angry at Alex cause the girl that he tries to impress is actually daughter of U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson) and Stone forces him to join him in the U.S. Navy.

In the present day there is an event between the navy all over the world called the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.  Alex becomes a lieutenant and also falls in love with Sam. During the RIMPAC event they also had a soccer competition between United States and Japan which Alex was kicked in the face by Tadanobu Asano (Captain Yugi Nagata) Stone sent a replacement but Alex refuses and the team lost due to his penalty shot was way off and wasn’t able to send the game in overtime. Later that night Alex wanted to marry Sam but is afraid to ask her father permission. During the RIMPAC open ceremony Alex wish to talk to Admiral Shane to ask permission to marry his daughter but instead he got a brawl with Captain Nagata. Admiral Shane had a talk with Alex and told him to enjoy the exercise and it may be his last day as a navy.

On the first day of the RIMPAC exercise a small fleet of alien ship arrives in response to the NASA signal where Dr. Nogrady (Adam Godley) see it on the satellite and contacted Cal Zapata (Hamish Linklater) where the ship heading his place. One ship collides with an orbital satellite and it crashes in Hong Kong while the other land in the water near Hawaii. Admiral Shane got a call from the pearl and orders three battleships to check the location. The three ships are the USS John Paul Jones Destroyer where Alex is the Lieutenant while the sister ships the USS Sampson is under Stone command, lastly the JDS Myoko is under Captain Nagata of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. Alex, Raikes (Rihanna) and Beast (John Tui) are sen to investigate the alien ship but when Alex approaches, the alien mothership reacts and created a forced field which their three battleships were trap inside. The navy issues a blast form a fog horn and which is answered back by a sonic blast from one of the alien ships. The navy fire at the alien ship and it retaliate back by destroying USS Sampson and JDS Myoko and damage USS John Paul Jones, killing the commanding and executive officers. Alex saw his brother died and return to USS Paul Jones where he is forced to take command and ordered a full attack on the alien ship but it convinced by Beast to recover the survivor in Myoko including Captain Nagata. The alien ships send a weapon to the island and destroy the military equipment and leave people alive.

Meanwhile in Oahu, Sam a physical therapist is accompanying retired U.S. Army veteran and double amputee Mick Canales (Gregory D. Gadson) on a hike to train his robotic legs they meet Cal that the aliens is try to communicating to their planet to request for backup which they need to stop them. Alex together with his crew had captured a humanoid alien and they learn that the aliens are sensitive to sunlight. During the night Captain Nagata suggest to use NOAA’s tsunami warning buoys around Hawaii to track the alien ships due to their radar was disable by the force field. Alex give the seats to Nagata and they managed to destroy two ships, on the other hand Mick forces Cal to retrieve a communication device to allow to communicate with the Navy and Sam were able to contact Alex and relay information that the alien are planning to contact their planet within four hours. The third alien ship uses a different movement and they were unable to destroy it and Alex decided to lure the alien ship close to the shore at dawn, where he and Nagata able to shoot out it bridge window as the sunrise blind the aliens and destroy the last ship but the aliens bring out again there weapon and destroy the USS John Paul Jones.

With their battleship all destroy and the aliens are contacting a larger invasion fleet their last hope is to return to harbour and boarded the USS Missouri a decommissioned battleship which already turned into a museum ship with the help of the retired veterans they battle the alien mothership with the lead of Alex they managed to damage the alien mothership and deactivated the forced field. Meanwhile the Alien already done setting up their communication and plan to send signal but with the help of Sam and Mick they partially stop the sending and with the last shell of the USS Missouri to destroy the communication array on the island. The Missouri also defenseless leaving an open fire by the enemy and with the force field down Admiral Shane order F-18 fighters to assist them and destroy the attacks of the alien and successfully destroy the alien mothership and Missouri destroy the communication array of the alien and eliminating the alien treat.

Back on the shore a ceremony is held to honor the Navy personnel who help eliminate the aliens and Alex who is promoted to lieutenant commander is presented with a Silver Star Medal. After the ceremony Alex talks with Admiral Shane and ask approval to marry his daughter but he refuses instead invites Alex to a meal to discuss the matter on how they meet.

A post-credits scene in Scotland shows three schoolchildren and a handyman saw a mysterious object where they open it a alien hand reaches out as they running off in terror.


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