Discussion in 'Movie Madness' started by Tanif, Dec 9, 2011.
Pretty good for Hollywood! It seems someone really studied naval warfare a bit for this movie.
Pretty solid movie, but sonar should've been able to pick em up easily, if only because of all the splashes they're making.
EDIT: Also, the JPJ could've hit the island with Tomahawks as soon as they got the call.
I'm doubtful on that, because DDGs don't carry the same passive sonar kit that SSNs carry. If a Los Angeles, Seawolf or Virginia class sub was in the neighbourhood, that could happen - their passive sonar is good enough to pick up the splashes from dipping sonar, sonobuoys and depth charges - but as I recall, DDGs don't carry the same setup - they need their ASW helicopter to do that for them, and John Paul Jones is a Flight I Arleigh-Burke, with a helo flight deck but no hangar, and thus no embarked helo. Sampson had a helo... but they're no more.
Probably, though my guess is that they finished all the Tomahawks on the earlier alien ships; remember, the missile loadout on these Aegis-equipped DDGs is primarily oriented towards air defence - that means lots of SAMs, with some ASROCs for antisub warfare and some Tomahawks.
The Arleigh Burke class has an AN/SQR-19 towed array. After their failure to detect it by radar, they could've streamed it.
Off to see it tomorrow, any movie that features WWII batttleship vs aliens in a point blank slugfest is a must see
Great movie. Not great art, but certainly great entertainment. Aliens were halfway competent, too. Deserves an SB Seal of Approval.
Echoing others, not an art film but it delivers the sweet, sweet DAKKA
I can't help but laugh and feel sorry for the guy after seeing the lengths he would go to impress a girl....
he gets trolled by his commanding officer and future farther in law
This was fucking awesome. Sequel! And for the love of God, next time throw in a Kirov!
I don't know how they could up the ante in a sequel. After all besides the few US heavies and the 3 (?) Russian Kirovs there really aren't any big business battlewagons around anymore.
Well, it´s not like Earth cannot start building the things again, especially since it was proven that BBs are effective.
Btw, was I th only that thought the armored aliens looked like Cerberus Assault Troops from Mass Effect 3?
There's a certain similarity. But in general, overall I was quite happy with how they portrayed them. They acted at least halfway competent.
And I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a 2020 version of the HMS Hood.
Well there's a few museum ships that can be handwaved back into service. After a bit of wikisurfing...
Last two are pre-WW2 of course.
I can't see this awesome movie!
So, It's awesome right?
I saw it (in Australia) earlier this week; enjoyed it very much. I rarely go to the cinema but felt I got my money's worth with this!
I was thinking HMS victory myself
The Texas and Mikasa were modernized?
They'll have to be when the aliens return!
Just came back.
I was pleasantly suprised, expecting another Battle: Los Angeles shakycam dumb clusterfuck. While most of the dialogue was rather stock, and the main character being very unlikeable in the first half of the movie, it compensated with lots of good explosions and CGI plus the epic Missouri battle.
Rather liked the aliens who seemed rather human, both in appearance and not being evil for evil's sake, actually going out of their way not to kill anyone they didn't have to despite it only being a minor effort and we humans have killed millions for less. For example, the chief alien had no reason to spare the scientist when discovering him in the middle of their base. Like said earlier in the thread, they had a very Mass Effect feel to them in appearance of their armor and tech, if they had four eyes they would have practically being more friendly batarians
Texas was used in WWII, but is no longer anywhere near seaworthy. She's being moved to a permanent "dry berth" due to hull deterioration.
Anyone else thought the scene where the veterans began to pop up all over the Missouri like teleporting ninjas and than finishing with a Michael Bay powerwalk was absolutely hilarious? Given Berg's earlier material, I'm half convinced Battleship was a parody of a Bay movie.
EDIT: What I said about the aliens not seeming that evil seems to be shared by more people.
Saw it today.
Aliens actually seemed more restrained and reasonable than humans.
Also the "first contact" scenes should be preserved for future generations under the tag "HOW NOT TO FUCKING MAKE FIRST CONTACT BY ACTING LIKE RETARDS".
Seriously, navy first contact procedure seems like something straight from B5's captain Jankowski guide how to provoke a war. Lets look at said procedure, shall we?
You are facing seemingly dormant huge alien ship floating peacefuly on the waves. What to do?
1. Send boarding team to poke sticks at it. Compose said boarding team of three gunnery control officers taken from ship's CIC. Yeah, entire shipboard security team probably called in sick. Make most reckless guy around, well known for constantly making horrible decisions, leader of said boarding group.
2. Alien ships come to life. Attempt to hail them at radio (well, ok), then sound horn at them (sounds reasonable so far). Aliens respond with a bit louder horn, breaking some glass on the ships.
3 FIRE A WARNING SHOT AT ALIENS. Seriouly, WTF?
4. Aliens react for humans shooting at them (said warning shot was such near miss, it might be as well considered a simple gunnery failure, not deliberate attempt to miss) by firing single shot at vessel that shot at them. Causing veryy little damage.
5. HURR CHARGE FIRE ALL GUNS!!! HUMANITY STRONG!
Great job, guys. Great job.
Also, the entire stopping the aliens from making a contact with their home planet was retarded. You send scout party somewhere, and they dont call back. According to every human in the movie IT IS OBVIOUS that if aliens are not allowed to call back home, whoever sent them will simply forget about them. And wont send anyone to try to check what happened. Especially considering that aliens were obiously caring about their own, to the point of mounting big rescue operation to save a single POW from human ship.
That being said, the actual "battleship" part of the movie ran purely on the rule of cool, and was actually quite enjoyable. Especially battleship slide surfing to get a clear broadside. ACDC music for pulling Mo out of mothballs was also spot on.
I have also liked that aliens were pretty much nicest and most reasonable invaders we have seen so far in invasion movies. They were actually busting their asses to minimise casualities both among the civilians and enemy soldiers. Humans, on the other hand, constantly acted like bloodthirsty idiots, going straight by 40K guidelines of human-xeno interactions. Main hero deserves special mention for "Lets avenge our fallen comrades by commiting mass suicide" attempt, straight after botched first contact. Ugh.
Fun movie, but i felt by braincells dying during some of the scenes. Im also pretty sure that dirrector intentionally trolled Humanity Fuck Yeah! crowd with this script.
Just back from it. [spoiler]What's this about the aliens harvesting marine life? All they did was shoot at the puny humans[/spoiler]
All in all, a Michael Bay movie from start to finish. But one of the better ones.
Yeah the aliens were incredibly restrained with cirugical strikes meant to disarm the ships at first instead of outright sinking them.
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