4.01.2007

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

I can't believe I'm actually admitting to sitting through this movie. But I feel like I give so many good reviews that I need to prove that I don't actually like every movie ever made. Until I actually looked it up just now, I couldn't figure out how this movie actually got made. Apparently, the original book was written by Ron L. Hubbard, founder of Scientology, and John Travolta pushed for it to be made. And here I couldn't figure out how he let himself be talked into doing it. The whole thing behind this movie is in the year 3000 the Earth is ruled by an Alien Race, and this random guy decides to overthrow them. And of course somehow it all works, and mostly easily. It might not be such a bad movie, even though it's a completely unoriginal storyline, if the dialogue wasn't so odd, and the cinematography very weird. The color is all crazy and they keep using bizarre camera angles.

No wonder it's on so many 'Worst Of' lists.

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