Monday, 23 January 2012

Battlefield Earth Review (Updated)

Battlefield Earth

Release Date: 28th September 2000 - Australia

Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Morgan Creek Productions (in association
Franchise Pictures (in association with)
JTP Films
Battlefield Productions

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 118 minutes
               119 minutes (DVD)

Budget: $75,000,000
             $44,000,000 (Actual)

Box Office Gross: $29,725,663

Plot Summary
In the year 3000, man is no
match for the Psychlos, a
manipulative race of aliens
on a quest for global
domination. Led by the
seductive and powerful Terl,
the Psychlos have taken
all natural resources for
themselves and left mankind
behind to rot. It is after
humanity has given up the
fight against this alien race
that a young man named Tyler
decides to leave his desolate
home high in the Rocky
Mountains and take a final,
courageous stand.

Barry Pepper - Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
John Travolta - Terl
Forest Whitaker - Ker
Kim Coates - Carlo
Sabine Karsenti - Chrissy
Christian Tessier - Mickey
Sylvain Landry - Sammy
Richard Tyson - Robert the Fox
Kelly Preston - Chirk

Director - Roger Christian
Based on Novel "Battlefield
Earth" - L. Ron Hubbard
Screenplay - Corey Mandell &
J.D. Shapiro
Producers - Jonathan D. Krane,
Elie Samaha & John Travolta
Production/Costume/Creature Designer -
Patrick Tatopoulos
Prosthetic Makeup Supervisor - Jake Garber
Special Makeup Effects - C.J. Goldman
Director of Photography - Giles Nuttgens
Visual Effects Supervisor - Erik Henry
Film Editor - Robin Russell
Music - Elia Cmiral

BATTLEFIELD EARTH is nothing, but a horrible and silly mess of a science-fiction film that is even worse than I expected. I criticise most of the things in the movie such as of course those corny lines like "Rat-brain" and "While you are still learning how to spell your name, I was being trained to conquer galaxies!" and even the terrible overacting of John Travolta. It has cool Dutch-camera angles which is when the director tilts the camera about 20 degrees either to the left or right which gives a real innovative bizarre but interesting look which I feel is ideal for a sci-fi movie such as this one. Only not too much which gives viewers a slight of some dizziness and headaches.

To me and the other critics, BATTLEFIELD EARTH is the most dumbest and my least favourite sci-fi film I ever reviewed. It could have been improved as an ordinary film in the genre instead being an unsuccessful sci-fi/comedy which to me failed to bring humour to the screen or in any way entertain viewers with hardcore action like the STAR WARS series or THE MATRIX (click here). Definitely not the best work from Johnny T.

Star rating: (1/5) Not Worth Watching


  1. I disagree with the 1/5 rating for this awsome motion picture. Deffinately a 5/5 in my book, love the humour Johnny T brings to the screen, especially when he uses the term "rat brains". This movie was non stop sci fi action from start to finish. I feel Barry Pepper suited the heroic character for this film and would like to see him in more films. Keep Bloggin gurulad.

  2. Thanks for the comment Darth Vader everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Your comment will not change my mind to update this review of Battlefield Earth.

  3. Hi Film GuruLad

    I agree, definitely not the best film to watch if your hangin for a good Sci Fi flick. Disappointing for me as I am a massive John Travolta fan. I could definitely say Travolta has had better times : (

  4. Thanks, someone should agree about my review of Battlefield Earth and you are too kind for your belief of this whole pathetic ape trash.