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  • It is possibly one of the worst things I have ever had to sit through

    • by writinggal

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      My husband loves this flick, but I do everything possible to wrestle the remote whenever he plays this movie.

      “Battlefield Earth” is based on a book created by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. It’s about the Earth being taken over by a barbaric bunch of alien thugs- the Psychlos. Barely recognizable under tons of rubber prosthetics and makeup is John Travolta as Turl, their ruthless leader. (Why is it

      that villains in bad sci-fi movies always have ugly, one syllable names?) When Turl decides to challenge his superiors, he rounds up some descendants of the original residents of Earth to work in radioactive mines, so he can get rich. (Are you still awake?) Those humans who manage to avoid being slaves are in tribes. When tribesman Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, played by Barry Pepper, gets captured, he eventually leads a ...

      • rebellion against the Psychlos

        They capture weapons, transport a bomb via a device called a teleporter and blow up the planet Ker, where the Psychlos came from. Terl is captured and put in prison, as the humans triumph. All I could say, after sitting through this mess was, “Who cares?” I have always liked John Travolta as an actor, but I hated him in this movie.

        “Battlefield Earth” is a pretentious piece

        of garbage and the Scientologists would have better luck converting people to their religion by standing out on a street corner with a tambourine than they would by showing this dreadful motion picture. It is possibly one of the worst things I have ever had to sit through. If I could give it a minus-10 rating, I would.

        If you value your personal sanity, you ought not to ever look at this movie.

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