Battleship parents guide


Overall C+

"You sunk my Battleship!" The legendary game becomes a movie but the opponent is not what you would expect. The crew of a U.S. battleship finds what appears to be the first sign of alien life on Earth but before they can investigate monstrous machines and mechanical weapons begin attacking -- first by sea and then by land.

Release date May 18, 2012

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

Why is Battleship rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Battleship PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language.

Run Time: 132 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Battleship rated PG-13? Battleship is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language.

Violence: Alien attacks result in huge explosions that destroy ships, roadways, buildings, a military base and much of a downtown area. It also causes thousands of deaths and injuries. Numerous bloody wounds and dead bodies are seen. Soldiers return fire, resulting in more explosions. Aliens make threatening gestures to children and adult characters. A character breaks into a business and is later shot repeatedly with a Taser (injuries are shown). A man is kicked in the face during a soccer game. Characters engage in hand-to-hand combat. War amputees in a military hospital undergo rehabilitation. One character deals with anger issues. Gory and often grotesque images are depicted.

Sexual Content: A couple kisses on several occasions. A woman wears a bikini top and other low cut clothing.

Language: The script contains numerous profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and some slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks numerous bottles of beer and other liquor in a bar, and then acts irresponsibly.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Violence.
Ontario PG Violence, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Battleship is directed by Peter Berg and stars Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Battleship movie is August 28, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Battleship

Release Date: 28 August 2012

Battleship releases to home video in a Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy package. Bonus extras include:

- Preparing for Battle

- All Hands on Deck: The Cast

- Engage in Battle

- Alternate ending pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg

- The Visual Effects of Battleship

- All Access with Director Peter Berg

- USS Missouri VIP Tour

- Commander Pete

- Second Screen functionalities including Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions

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Savvy moviegoers may notice a resemblance between this movie’s special effects and those found in the Transformer film. The reason may be that both productions have connections to the Hasbro Toy Company.

Battling aliens is not new to several of the actors in this movie. Taylor Kitsch took on Martians in John Carter and Liam Neeson was a Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.