Sunday, June 21, 2009

Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth is a 2000 science fiction film based on the book by L. Ron Hubbard. It stars John Travolta. The wikipedia article says,
Battlefield Earth was a major commercial failure and critical flop and has been widely dismissed as one of the worst films ever made. Reviewers universally panned the film, criticizing virtually every aspect of the production. Audiences were reported to have ridiculed early screenings and stayed away from the film after its opening weekend. This resulted in Battlefield Earth failing to recoup its costs.

Available online at youtube, here's part 1:

part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12

Moria calls it "a terrible film". Roger Ebert gives it 1/2 star and says it
is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way.
The New York Times says
And after about 20 minutes of this amateurish picture, extinction doesn't seem like such a bad idea. Sitting through it is like watching the most expensively mounted high school play of all time.


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  2. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Bad , with a capital ''B'' .Travolta peaked wuth Vinnie Barbarino and its been all downhill since .He couldn't carry a tune much less a movie .Very bad film .

  3. Yes, indeed, it is Bad. Here's one where I join the unanimous verdict of the critics. Travolta was never a favorite of mine while he was peaking, and this was such a disaster. Not even funny.