Battlefield Earth

Prepare to go psychlo!

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )

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I really wanted to hate this movie. I had heard nothing but horror stories about it, and I was really looking forward to tearing it to shreds. Unfortunately for me, it really wasn't that bad. Sure, it is a whole movie based on misunderstanding (loosely violating the new Three's Company rule), with post holocaust barbarians trying to use miniature golf clubs to hunt wild beasts for food. We have a deep political story revolving around some big ugly race with bad hair. I heard this movie cost as much as all of the Apollo missions combined, and in the latter half of the movie you can really tell. If I had to stick this movie into a group, it would certainly be there with newly added Gremlins rule.

The DVD did a really good job of showing this bad bad movie. There was a very nice 16x9 enhanced 2.35 to 1 picture and a full Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track.

While movies like this are generally bound to suck quite a bit, I still didn't find myself begging God for my two hours back like I do after a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.