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JabarkusRussell
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Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?



I never saw it so I can't comment. What makes it so bad? Is it it's so bad it's good or is it really just that painful?






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magildachunks
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really just that painful






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Tacoma57
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


The plot holes are egregious. The story is pretty cool, as a sci-fi fan.





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Hu_Flung_Pu
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at the platform shoes





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John McClane
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I want to honestly say I made it 10 minutes in. It may be the only movie that I quit on





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Fun Bunch
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


The pilot training sums it up.





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Tactical1
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In retrospect I think films have come along that are much worse. I wouldn't even put this in the top 20 or even 30 of all time terrible.





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Well now I have to see it





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boxcarbarney
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


You'll be sorry.





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JabarkusRussell
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


Is it at least worthy of a drinking game?





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OMLandshark
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I am of the personal belief that it is so bad it's good. One of the best examples I can think of. I immensely enjoyed it honestly, because it's comedic gold. Granted, it does drag to a screeching halt when Travolta isn't on screen.

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lordguill
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


It's one of my guilty pleasure movies. But I acknowledge its shittiness.





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boom roasted
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


First viewing, so bad it's good. Second viewing, painful.





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boxcarbarney
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"Why won't you eat your rat?"





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It's just bizarre honestly. The alien race looks totally ridiculous.





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Fun Bunch
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re: Is Battlefield Earth Really That Bad?


I think it's so bad that it loops all the way around from the so bad it's good category all the way back to bad.

It is laughably bad, but in a very painful way.






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jmarto1
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For me it is like a train wreck that you can't stop looking at.





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Hoodoo Man
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I thought it was terribly, terribly uninteresting.





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Peazey
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The plot holes are egregious. The story is pretty cool, as a sci-fi fan.




This is more or less how I feel. The idea of humanity rebelling against an alien race after a millennium or so of being conquered is cool. Some action sequences are decent. Travolta is ridiculous.

Overall, it's bad, but I have seen much worse movies. I think it gets a lot of hate because it came out around the time that Travolta started to get a lot of publicity for being a crazy scientologist. This movie is a particularly easy target because it is based off of the book by L. Ron Hubbard.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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For being so bad, its probably the most accurate movie about what would happen when aliens invaded Earth, ie the movie says it took, 20 minutes I believe to conquer the world.

Problem is, there is another 1.5 hours of movie after that revelation.






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