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« on: June 25, 2013, 10:47:03 AM »

I saw it on Netflix. It was predictably awful. Still nice to see lots of stock footage of Iowa-class ships, though.

Historically, it was rubbish, of course. The Iowa hasn't been on active duty since 1990 (there is no indication that American Warships is set in anything but 2012). It is supposed to be maintained in a condition which would allow it to be returned to active duty if needed, though.

Clearly all of the "deck" footage was shot on an entirely different type of ship (a rusty one, at that).
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 05:08:53 AM »

Welcome to the budget after factoring in drive-thru for the crew and boat rental. BounceGiggle
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 09:57:36 AM »

It's nice to see them standing outside on the deck during combat operations. It's not like the bridge is armored like crazy, or that the sound of the guns would shatter your ear-drums. Better to stand out on the balcony, where you'll have a better view.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 10:00:24 AM »

I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I'm sure it's 100% factually incorrect on every imaginable issue, but the characters were fairly likable, the action moved along well, and that whole alien thing was just a hoot  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 12:03:52 PM »

I thought it was fun, too. I haven't seen Battleship for comparison; I'm not sure which would have better writing and such (although there's no doubt which has better special effects).

I like that the aliens weren't just people in makeup. Using cheap CGI at least allows the aliens to be alien.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 08:11:32 AM »

I like that the aliens weren't just people in makeup. Using cheap CGI at least allows the aliens to be alien.

Good point. That's one reason I hate 'alien invasion what looks human' movies. The thought in the back of my mind, they use paranoid to excuse a low budget. I.E, 'It's just business.'
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