Bring me the head of the man-animal that greenlit this one
This film plays like a bad episode of Xena or that Hercules series by the same people. You can say what you want about those series, but they at least had a sense of humor about themselves which made it possible to accept the trailer park melodrama.
The filmmakers are constantly using dutch angles, as if the filmmakers knew the dialog wouldn't be believable unless the audience felt either high or nauseous.
Now, I hate to confess that I actually read, in my younger and more impressionable days, the Hubbard novel upon which this is based. This movie both lives up to the middling, self-important ambitions of the novel, yet fails to be as readable - in this form, the audience is simply not able to fill in the details around the edges to keep it interesting.
Travolta speaks his lines like he is reading Shakespeare, which maybe is how he feels about the Lord of his Cult. I was just waiting to see Terence Stamp, in MindHead guise, walk out to him, saying "What are our three happy principles?" (okay, I know I'm not quoting that right).
Sometimes a project lives up to its infamy, and this seems to even undershoot its bad publicity. The most accurate review would simply be a five minute clip.
Full profile for Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Offsite info: Internet Movie Database
login to submit an article
A Film Review
2006-03-10 06:51:39... CheriLacy
The Lazy Moviewatcher's Top... Something of 2004
Despite being busy watching all of 2003's movies at home, this reviewer did actually hit the theater a few times this year
2004-12-30 22:39:13... andrew
2003 Awards Tracker
So many awards, so much recognition - it's amazing how these people don't develop an ego
2004-01-29 21:45:11... andrew
How to set up a cheap home theatre
Constant upgrades and a host of revolving standards make the home theatre market hard to decide when to jump in.
2003-05-27 17:52:42... mastadonfarm
submit a review here
submit a review here
indexes links credits privacy|
all contributed material © their respective authors
everything else © 2018 thatcow
link to this site