Battlefield Earth Reviews
Verdict: AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
I have no leverage to make you watch it but you should.
Anyway, this is a vanity project of John Travolta's which was trying to get off the development hell conveyor belt for many years. Even Tom Cruise allegedly advised him against making this (and then apparently denied this). It is partially based on a L Ron Hubbard book and it is a billion dollar D movie that looks so bad you wonder where the budget went.
Basically humans live like cavemen with better makeup and the aliens that conquered the earth in about 10 minutes apparently want all the gold and resources etc etc. This happened years ago apparently.
So first thing the director does is use a cheesy batman like camera angle to make the aliens appear about 8 foot tall. I just got a very sore neck personally.
They capture a human put him in a Joe 90 super machine and make him smart.
He then helps the rest of the humans to overthrow and beat the aliens. So here's where I can't get the 2 hours plus of my life back. You have to go into this forgetting your brain and ignore the millions of plot holes and goofs and editing mistakes etc etc.
So first of all. The aliens want gold so bare in mind we have already been conquered years previously the humans find fort knox full to the brim with gold bars. Yes I said that.
The humans find weapons just stockpiled and still working after years of neglect.
They find harrier jets (regarded as being difficult to fly even by experienced pilots) Just sitting around fully fuelled. And in 10 minutes they can fly them.
I could go on but it hurts my head to. The movie bombed it deserved to bomb. The production company went bankrupt and this is the sort of movie that should have all copies sent to landfill, burnt and nuked. Seriously this is just horrible. Even Alan Smithee wouldn't be associated with this.
I've seen a lot of big budget stinkers (Gigli, Glitter, Showgirls etc), but i think this may be the worst film I've ever seen if you take budget into account.