|Rating: 5.9/10 (190,345 votes)
Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker
Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 18 May 2012
|Plot: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.|
In 2005, scientists discover an extrasolar planet, which they name Planet G, with conditions similar to Earth. In 2006 NASA transmits a powerful signal from a communications array in Hawaii. Meanwhile, slacker Alex Hopper gets arrested while attempting to impress Sam Shane, daughter of U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Terrance Shane. Stone Hopper, Alex’s older brother and a naval officer, is infuriated at Alex’s lack of motivation and forces Alex to join him in the U.S. Navy.
By the present day in the year 2012, Alex is a hothead and disrespectful lieutenant and tactical action officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Paul Jones, while Stone is a commander and the commanding officer of USS Sampson. Alex is in a relationship with Sam and is in danger of being discharged from the Navy. Their ships join the 2012 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.