On the other hand, it seems to give the Navy some good airtime (despite dressing the actors in the same mind-numbingly idiotic Navy Working Uniform our sailors have been forced to adopt), and as a veteran, I can hardly argue with that:
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And, of course, on the gripping hand, I am forced to point out that US Navy battleships have been officially decommissioned and mothballed, and are currently on display in museums around the country. It is said that there are plans to reactivate them should a situation ever arise requiring the delivery of small VW Beetles onto targets within 20 nautical miles, but I have some personal doubts as to whether or not such a plan could be executed in a timely fashion, if at all… or if it would even be worth it (their manpower requirements, technological deficiencies, and years of inactivity would be horrific to overcome).
Still, as mindless-entertainment movies go, you can almost certainly do worse…
(Courtesy of Gizmodo.)