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Battlefield Earth (also referred to as Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000) is a 2000 American dystopian science fiction action film based upon the first half of L. Ron Hubbard's 1982 novel of the same name. Directed by Roger Christian and starring John Travolta, Barry Pepper, and Forest Whitaker, the film depicts an Earth that has been under the rule of the alien Psychlos for 1,000 years and tells the story of the rebellion that develops when the Psychlos attempt to use the surviving humans as gold miners
- Battlefield Earth has the feel of a movie made by a precocious 8-year-old with access to too many leftover costumes from Clan of the Cave Bear and Star Trek: The Next Generation."
- Arne Johnson, Citysearch
- The plot depends on the most ludicrous decisions and senseless actions ever made by a thinking race."
- Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- ...a picture that will be hailed without controversy as the worst of its kind ever made."
- David Edelstein, Slate
- ...like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time... something historic, a film that for decades to come will be the punch line of jokes about bad movies.
- ...breathtakingly awful in concept and execution... trite, befogged and dorky... glowering, humorless, clumsily rendered."
- Rita Kempley, Washington Post
- ...an authentic howler of the Big Dumb and Loud school..."
- Ron Weiskind, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- ...the greatest White Zombie-GWAR music video ever... If filmmaking has ever been less thrilling and more disengaging, I'd like to see it.
- Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
- ...even by Hollywood's titanic standards, 'Battlefield Earth' stands out as an example of blind hubris and folly... how could such a movie happen?
- Sharon Waxman, Washington Post
- Prepare For Battle
- Take Back The Planet
- Prepare to go Psychlo
- On May 12, We Fight Back.
- John Travolta - Terl
- Barry Pepper - Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
- Forest Whitaker as Ker
- Kim Coates - Carlo
- Sabine Karesenti - Chrissy
- Richard Tyson - Robert the Fox
- Kelly Preston - Chirk
- Michael MacRae - District Manager Zete
- Shaun Austin-Olsen - Planetship Numph
- Tim Post - the Assistant Planetship
- Michael Byrne - Parson staffer
- Christian Tessier as Mickey
- Sylvain Landry as Sammy
- Earl Paskto as the Bartender
- Noël Burton - the Clinko Learning instructor