- Release Date:May 08, 2021
- Director:Thunder Levin
What happens when extra terrestrial technology, an invisible ship meets up with an older decommissioned US navy vessel? The result is American Warship.
USS Iowa is on its final voyage before being decommissioned and turning into a floating museum. When USS Enterprise is attacked and destroyed by a mysterious force, World War III looms. The captain of Iowa chases an invisible ship, which they discover to be an alien force waging war on Earth. Only the crew of this last American battleship stands in their way. The Iowa’s outdated technology is immune to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons of the alien.
During the fight, in Washington, D.C., General McKraken attempts to steer the high stake game of brinkmanship between the U.S. and other world powers as several coast towns in North Korea were also attacked, in an apparent attempt by the aliens to get the world to destroy itself. McKraken’s diplomatic efforts attempt to buy Iowa time to provide proof of the alien incursion.
American Warships is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Thunder Levin and distributed by The Asylum. It premiered on the Syfy Channel on May 15, 2012. In the tradition of The Asylum’s film catalog, the film is an extremely low-budget mockbuster of the Hasbro Studios/Universal Pictures film Battleship.
Originally the film was titled American Battleship, but Universal later involved The Asylum in a copyright lawsuit over the film due to its resemblance to their film. As a result of the controversy, the name of the film was changed to American Warships.