Battleship

Battleship (2012)

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Factual error: After the Missouri knocks the shield down, the admiral orders all aircraft launched, but the flight deck is shown in sailing transport mode, not flight readiness. Would have taken an hour or more to clear the deck and launch.

Blooddog35
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Suggested correction: It's a non issue, it was a massive international naval exercise, Good chance of more than one carrier participating. In fact, every picture of an actual rimpac exercise has multiple carriers visible. Just because 1 carrier isn't in flight readiness mode doesn't mean that others aren't. Might explain why he ordered every plane in the air but there's what? Only 3 that actually save Mighty Mo.

True there may been more carriers but you are being attacked and invaded no flag officer would leave his deck cluttered they would be at battle stations for sure.

Blooddog35

Other mistake: Alex Hopper's brother receives posthumously a Navy Cross (2nd highest award) for attacking the aliens, but Alex Hopper only receives a Silver Star (3rd highest award) for saving the world?

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Suggested correction: Military politics. It's a mix of his accomplishments, his rank, and the fact that he paid the ultimate sacrifice. It's actually fairly accurate for the US Military to award higher awards to higher ranks as well as higher awards to those that have fallen.

With an award being given post humorously, shows that they did give the ultimate price. And there are many examples of similar unjusts.

Ssiscool Premium member

Factual error: Hopper has the rank of Lieutenant when he is promoted to Lieutenant Commander at the end of the movie. Promotion to Lieutenant Commander can only be achieved after minimum 9 years of service as a officer and 3 years as a Lieutenant described in US Department of Defense DOPMA act from 1980. However Hopper was a civilian 6 years before the action took place and he has the "Enlisted Surface Warfare" badge that shows that he has been an enlisted and probably gone to OCS (Officer Candiate School) at some time to become a officer and given navy regulations he has likely just been promoted to Lieutenant and likely has been a officer for about 4-5 years. There is now way he can be promotet to Lieutenant Commander under military and DOD regulations since he barely can be a Lieutenant.

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Suggested correction: The president has the power to promote, with I believe senate approval, any member of the US armed forces (backed by the constitution, legislation and court rulings). As the Commander In Chief, that supersedes military regulation.

Character mistake: When Hopper is being chased by the alien and he goes on deck, Rihanna goes into the control room and aims the cannon at the alien's head. Just before she fires she says "Mahalo" which is thanks in Hawaiian. It would have been better to say "Aloha", which is Hawaiian for hello and goodbye, just before she fires the cannon.

starmaster100
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Suggested correction: Not really a mistake, maybe her character doesn't have a grasp of the Hawaiian language, maybe it was a "thanks" because the alien just stared at the deck gun rather than moving slightly to the side to get out of the way. Either way a character saying something different that you wouldn't say isn't a mistake.

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the mountain where the Hawaii police ask Mick and Sam to leave the mountain. Mick and Sam ask why and they are told during the conversation that the aliens have blocked all cell phones, radio and internet but in the next scene with the police they use a radio to communicate with each other.

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Suggested correction: Even if jammed, a radio signal could still potentially reach a few dozen yards to another vehicle, even if it couldn't go a mile or more. Power drops proportionally to the square of distance, so the power at 50 feet away is ten thousand times higher than at 5000 feet away (roughly a mile), and a million times higher than at 10 miles.

jimba

Factual error: Towards the end of the movie, an Australian F/A-18E Superhornet is shown destroying the aliens, complete with Australian pilot. Firstly, the Ensign displayed on his helmet is incorrect. Australia doesn't operate any of those aircraft, only 2 seat F/A-18F and older F/A-18A Classic Hornets.

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Suggested correction: A close examination of the F/A-18s in this sequence shows the correct configuration for 'legacy' F/A-18s, including the distinctive straight engine intakes that is the most obvious difference between the F/A-18A to D models and the later F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Therefore the aircraft do correctly resemble RAAF F/A-18A's. A better question is where they have come from considering that RAAF F/A-18s are not carrier capable or qualified.

Gary Stedman

Factual error: After the Missouri knocks the shield down, the admiral orders all aircraft launched, but the flight deck is shown in sailing transport mode, not flight readiness. Would have taken an hour or more to clear the deck and launch.

Blooddog35
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Suggested correction: It's a non issue, it was a massive international naval exercise, Good chance of more than one carrier participating. In fact, every picture of an actual rimpac exercise has multiple carriers visible. Just because 1 carrier isn't in flight readiness mode doesn't mean that others aren't. Might explain why he ordered every plane in the air but there's what? Only 3 that actually save Mighty Mo.

True there may been more carriers but you are being attacked and invaded no flag officer would leave his deck cluttered they would be at battle stations for sure.

Blooddog35
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Alex Hopper: We only have one round left?
Captain Yugi Nagata: Correct.
Alex Hopper: It was an honor to serve with you, Captain.
Captain Yugi Nagata: The honor was mine.

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Trivia: The missiles fired by the alien ships are the same shape as the pegs in the board game.

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