Battlefield Earth

  • 12
  • Roger Christian (2000)
  • US
  • 112 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

This expensive adaptation of Scientologist L Ron Hubbard's novel, set in the year 3000 with Earth controlled by ten-foot-tall aliens from the planet Psychlo, is very much a labour of love for its producer and dreadlocked star, John Travolta. With futuristic designs reminiscent of Blade Runner and Independence Day-style space battles, Roger Christian's epic looks and sounds like your average sci-fi blockbuster. Yet the emphasis placed on indoctrination, enslavement and superior alien intelligence brings the film troublingly close to subliminal propaganda, while the script is so banal you'd have to be brainwashed to enjoy it.

Plot Summary

Far-out science-fiction action adventure starring John Travolta. In the year 3000, humans have become enslaved by an intelligent race of aliens - the Psychlos - who are stripping the Earth of its resources. But the extraterrestrials and their vicious security chief, Terl, face resistance from Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who leaves his refuge in the Rocky Mountains to fight.

Cast and crew

Cast

Terl
John Travolta
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
Barry Pepper
Ker
Forest Whitaker
Carlo
Kim Coates
Robert the Fox
Richard Tyson
Chrissie
Sabine Karsenti
Parson Staffer
Michael Byrne
Heywood
Sean Hewitt
Chirk
Kelly Preston

Crew

Director
Roger Christian

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on video and DVD
Released 2 Jun 2000
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama