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At Theaters: 5/12/2000 On Video: 1/16/2001
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 179906
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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In the year 3000, Earth is a wasteland. A millennium ago, vicious Psychlo aliens swept down from the skies and wiped out Earth's entire defense force in nine minutes. Now, the handfuls of surviving humans are either used as slaves, or hiding out in remote mountain villages, primitive and cut off from the rest of humanity.
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Sci-Fi Adventure - Battlefield Earth is a science fiction adventure film set in the distant future. Fans of the genre or teenagers may enjoy the special effects and some action sequences. Older viewers will likely find the film extremely slow for its genre, with unimpressive visuals and characterizations
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Cast and Crew Heading
John Travolta THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, A CIVIL ACTION, GREASE
Forest Whitaker LIGHT IT UP
Barry Pepper KNOCKAROUND GUYS
Director: Roger Christian STAR WARS, ALIEN
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PROFANITY: Mild and moderately frequent
SEX/NUDITY: One scene with suggestive sexual overtones
VIOLENCE: Scenes of beatings, dismemberment
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Scenes of alcohol consumption
ACTION: Chases, warfare, explosions
COMEDY: A few scenes of comic villainy
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Very Poor
I've never read the L. Ron Hubbard novel on which Battlefield Earth is based, so I don't know how much of the film's narrative idiocy is his responsibility. I do know that the film could set you to scratching your head so furiously you could draw blood. Even with so much slipshod storytelling involved, I might have settled for an action-adventure that seemed concerned about making its action somewhat ... adventurous. Instead, director Roger Christian turns every confrontation, every chase and every battle into parade of slow-motion explosions. In his attempt to tell a "saga of the year 3000," Christian has created a shambling mess that will feel like 1,000 years have passed since you entered the theater.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 201 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
16
High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
21
Fairly High
81%
13-19Teens (F)
8
Low
63%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
30
About 50/50
63%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
14
Low
43%
30+Adults (M)
65
Fairly Low
66%
30+Adults (F)
47
Low
55%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

In the year 3000, there are no countries, no cities... Earth is a wasteland. And man is an endangered species.

A millennium ago, vicious Psychlo aliens swept down from the skies and wiped out Earth's entire defense force in nine minutes. Now, the handfuls of surviving humans are either used as slaves, stripping the mineral resources from the planet for use by the Psychlo race, or hiding out in remote mountain villages, primitive and cut off from the rest of humanity.

One of the most powerful figures on this new Earth is Psychlo Chief of Security Terl (John Travolta), a brilliant and monstrous alien who believes he was destined to conquer galaxies.

What he does not know is that one human, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper), is about to put a kink in his plan to exploit Earth's human slaves for his own personal gain. A hunter who sets out to make life better for his people, Jonnie is captured and made to work as a slave in one of the Psychlos' mines. It is here that his journey really begins, a grand adventure that will lead him to discover places and things he never knew existed.

Terl holds every advantage, with the massive strength of invincible Psychlo machinery and the vast Psychlo empire behind him. Jonnie is an insignificant animal to Terl; but he is about to turn the tables, and unleash his unfailing hope in a final showndown for the future of Earth.

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