|Comments on Sunday 12 January 2003:|
|Battlefield Earth isn't so bad. It's like a sci-fi cross between Gymkata (we have the ravine, and the horrible fight scenes) and Lord of the Rings (we have Legolas, Aragorn and Boromir the indistinguishable, and 'epic scenery'). I believe Battlefield Earth was slated mostly because it lacked music, and because it was John Travolta. Blade 2, on the other hand, is like Gymkata with Vampires. I should form a collection of movies-that-are-like-Gymkata. And then burn it.
|Did you know that the uber-hard baddie in Blade-2 was one of the Gos brothers from 80s tragic band Bros? Well, he is. Suprising no?|
|Battlefield Earth was slated because it was shite - shite script, shite plot, shite score, etc. Travolta's villain would have been more convincing if played by a Pantomine Dame. The "Rastafarian-Predator in Spice Girl Boots" outfits of the aliens was side-splitting.|
The classic moment for me was when one of the heroes radioed in to say something along the lines of "Hurry up! They are gaining fast". The scene then cut to a group of "Rastafarian-Predators in Spice Girl Boots" who were waddling along at a rate no faster than my great aunt in her Zimmer frame.
It was a classically bad movie and rates alongside Anaconda, Star Crash and Dust Till Dawn 2.
|BE was good only insofar as it was so bad it was funny and entertaining to ridicule.|
|I'm reading the book at the moment, strangely enough. 1000 page book, and I think they based the movie on the first 500 pages or so, but I forget. Pitiful movie, decent book written by L. Ron Hubbard, the creator of Scientology.|
|See if you can scare up 'Split Second' with Dolph Lundgren, that movie was excellent in its awfulness (Dolph is the star, I don't mean for you to cruise the video shops with him.). I watched this about 6-7 years ago with my brothers and sister, we still quote it to this day.|