Twenty years after a set of events, the TEC (Time Enforcement Commission), the agency that makes sure that no one travels into the past without permission and changes history, is still ... See full summary »
Jason Scott Lee,
Thomas Ian Griffith,
Mary Page Keller
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
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
According to the commentary, the prison food is actually a mixture of peas, potatoes and spring greens. See more »
After spending time in the Knowledge Machine, Jonnie learns the Psychlo language and many other things, specifically including mathematics. Somehow this also teaches him terms such as "Euclidean geometry" and enables him to translate that into the English of an uneducated, primitive human culture as well as to read English texts, despite the fact that the Psychlos appear to have no knowledge of English. See more »
Ker, I'd like you to meet Chirk.
[Ker grunts appreciatively]
She's, um... she's, um...
His soon-to-be newly acquired secretary.
[quietly, to Ker]
She's stupid enough not to be a menace, good-looking enough to be decorative; she gets drunk with economical speed...
and has other advantages.
[Chirk extends her very long tongue]
Ooh. I can see that.
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Actually, was anyone involved with this total disaster thinking at all? My personal guess: no, and if they were, I'd rather not know about what.
None of the reviews have done BE justice. Having heard what a start to finish mess this was, my brother and I decided to watch it, just for fun. It was horrible beyond all our expectations - and not in a fun way. And so I can now tell anyone who's interested: You must see this movie yourself to realize the sheer magnitude of its badness, stupidity, and ineptitude.
I've heard that BE cost about 70 million dollars to make - though how anyone could have greenlighted it is a great mystery. Since there was nothing on screen to indicate why it had cost that much, my brother and I have also worked out how the budget was allocated:
* Travolta's salary, plus assorted managers and hangers on: 40 million.
* Special effects, film, sets, costumes, makeup and hair extensions: 25 million.
* all other salaries: $4,999,888.
* script: $112 and change.
Though that still doesn't begin to explain the end result. I give up. I'll never understand how Travolta managed to get BE made, or released, for that matter. Why is he tanking his career again? Who knows? After this, why should anyone care? Ah, well. I hope he finds something better to act in in the future; I honestly can't see how he could come up with something worse.
I never thought I'd give anything a 1, but this is indeed as worthy a candidate as I've ever seen. So, * is my vote, and I'd rate it lower if it were possible. Just... incredible. Watch and learn.
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