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Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  12 May 2000 (USA)
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After enslavement & near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.

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Michel Perron ...
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Storyline

In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has reverted to a primitive state, believing the invaders to be demons and technology to be evil. After humanity has all but given up any hope of freeing themselves from alien oppression, a young man named Tyler decides to leave his desolate home high in the Rocky Mountains to discover the truth, whereupon he is captured and enslaved. It is then that he decides to fight back, leading his fellow man in one final struggle for freedom. Written by Cheeseycom

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,548,898 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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ESP 258,210,904 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In a somewhat controversial means of promoting this film, star John Travolta made the usual publicity rounds but, instead of discussing the film in interviews, he signed copies of L. Ron Hubbard's book. See more »

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The heroes find fully fueled and armed 1000-year-old Harriers (actually AV-8Bs) on the pad at Fort Hood, Texas. Fort Hood is a US Army installation. The only US service to fly the AV-8B is the Marine Corps. See more »

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Terl: Crap-lousy ceiling! I thought I told to get some man-animals in here and fix it.
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Even on video a waste of money
4 May 2001 | by (Utrecht, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I knew this movie was bad, filled with hard to believe nonsense and horrible 'go America go' propaganda; so I had to see it. However this was way beyond my imagination. After returning the video I honestly asked the clerk that even when I'm very drunk to stop me from renting this movie ever again. Hopefully he'll remember that. Although the movie starts funny as we can see Travolta and Whitaker argue in their silly suits about slaves, this quickly turns to boredom. The rest of the movie is the standard very bad, short on budget Si-fi that can't interest any viewer with an IQ above sea level at all. The horrible thing is that the director hasn't even tried to convince you as the main character suddenly learns geometry (ok) and teaches it to his barbarian mates (huh?) who immediately appreciate the essence of it all (they ate raw meat as they have just learned what fire is). But then suddenly the standard IQ of these people goes sky-high: They understand atom bombs, know how to fly a Mig and work with highly cryptic computer interfaces. Check out the fact that the main character discovers the national library and finds a crisp fresh version of the constitutional law (it has been in that very same destroyed library for almost 1000 years and doesn't show any signs of decay ?) At has been a long time since I cried....


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