PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
The movie is based on the Milton Bradley game "Battleship", which has been manufactured since 1931. Some of the artillery in the film is shaped like the pegs used in the game. The original paper and pencil version of the game predates World War I.
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Simply knowing how to re-start a battleship would be useless unless all of the available equipment and resources were available. Since the USS Missouri was going to be used as a floating museum, it would have been stripped own of any explosive or hazardous materials before this happened; and it would not even have had fuel oil on board or even working boilers, since the only military ships that still use heavy fuel oil are refueling tankers that use diesel engines. Also, all the shells would be dummy shells, with no explosives or fuses, and there are also no more powder bags in existence, since the Iowa's were the last operational warships that use them.
When a ship is made into a museum, the time to get it ready for sea again (if that were even possible) would be counted in months or years, not hours.
There is an additional final scene after the end credits.
€2,137,456 (Italy) (15 April 2012)
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