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Did anyone buy BATTLEFIELD EARTH ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dUnKle, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. dUnKle

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    Is it as bad as people say ?
    I have 11 days off starting next week and so am on the look out for a handful of films I have never seen and this was one I was thinking of !
    If it is that bad what films should I go for ?
     
  2. Ono

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    Battlefield Earth? Ain't seen it. Not gonna risk it! By all means spend the dosh and let the rest of us know Dunc, but 100% of film reviewers can't be wrong!

    You bought Crouching Tiger yet?
     
  3. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    its very cheap!

    aboot $14.

    probably crap, but in saying that, i watched a deep rising video in mono last night and thouroughly enjoyed it
    i'm sure it'll have some action, you can alsohave a good laugh

    dont watch it alone for the latter of course.

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  4. The Taskmaster

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    Hey DW!

    Ok, received Battlefield Earth yesterday and watched it last night (not too loud!).
    First impression? Not that bad actually, apart from borrowing from MANY other films in ideas and some WEIRD camera angles.
    Watched again today (much louder!) with a mate who wanted to see it and I found it much more enjoyable the second time round.
    So, after first (quiet) viewing, about 5/10.
    Second viewing (LOUD) 7/10.
    Nowhere near as bad as the critics said, and far, far, better than MI:2 and I would say it's better than Lost in Space. Not a classic, but entirely watchable.


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  5. Ono

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    Task mate

    Does it have any references to Scientology or,indeed, are you a scientologist?

    Coz, they are MAD IMHO. [​IMG]

     
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    Ono, no on both counts!
    Is Travolta one though? He co-produced...
     
  7. Ono

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    ****, yeah Travolta is one!!

    He is one of the biggest ones!

    Battlefield Earth was a Travolta pet project based on an L Ron Hubbard book. Ole L Ron just so happens to be the founder of scientology.

    Mad, all quite mad!
     
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    I am a scientologist and I wont have you mere mortals mocking my faith, OK?

    The above comment is a lie [​IMG]
     
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    I run a small business within a business if you know what i mean. I ordered this film for a customer the other day and thought to myself lets see if it is as terrible as they are making it out to be. So i sat down tonight and watched it, here are my conclusions:

    THIS IS WITHOUT ADOUBT THE BIGGEST PILE OF F***ING SH**E I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFE.
    I apologise to any any scientology people out there but this is clearly as contrived and rumoured based as scientology itself, ooo lets pay some more money to get to the next level and so forth. Honestly if these sort of people and there followers can whole heartdly believe in such magic bean following crap then it deserves to be the biggest turkey of all time.
    I feel sorry for John Travolta who is a decent actor and seems to be a nice guy, but to do something for his frequently being investigated by the F.B.I. magic bean growing leader L.Ron.Hubbard was a bit of a mistake and he and anyone else within this sham of a CULT Religion should look deep within in themselves and try to realise the only faith is not in having to spend money to gain various levels of well being and follow some cracked out f***pig and believe in themselves for waht they really are.....USA USA USA USA USA
    But seroiusly the film was crap and had no atmosphere at all and id rather take it square in my ass then to ever sit through that pile of tom tatery again.

    My name oh....L....Ron.....Hubbard.

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  10. Ono

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    Soooooo funny.

    Amazing how people can get sucked into all that crap isn't it?!

    Even more amazing is how Warner EVER thought the film would make money!

    SAD and MAD
     
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    Hey Majestic, you should never apologise for upsetting religous people - they deserve it!
    What *IS* scientology anyway?
    Oh yeah, I still think MI:2 was far worse...
     
  12. dUnKle

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    I think that religous mark was un-called for, I was just asking about the film and dont think we should diss other peoples views.

    In my opinion religion should be like an old family photo album, you know you have it, you know you can use it but you dont have to go get it out and wave it under all your visitors faces
     
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    oooooh eeeeer,
    sounds a bit rude [​IMG]
     
  14. Ono

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    But Duncan,

    I think that many film reviewers and the general public were perturbed by the association that the film has to the cult and thought it to contain some subliminal (or not) messages promoting them.

    Scientology is a cult and a dangerous one to be involved with too. Were this film released without the connection then I am sure that many more people would have gone to see it - especially the Sci-Fi lovers.

    If they released a film about, say Nazi Fascism wriiten and directed by Gerd Heider (the Austrian Right Winger) would you watch it?

    Films are a powerful medium. Trying to spread the word of the almighty Mad L Ron (gimme yer money) Hubbard to the unsuspecting public deserves, IMHO, all the negative publicity it gets.
     
  15. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    is that not jorg haider, a very good friend of mine, or a lesser known film making brother called gerd who lived in a cattle herd.



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    I'm still none the wiser as to what scientology is. If there was a message in the film, I missed it!

    The film is basically this:

    Humans are cave-man-like slaves (Planet of the apes?). Their hero (William Wallace?) leads them in a post-apocalyptic future (Mad Max,etc) in a rebellion against a Klingon/Ferengi hybrid and Harrier jump-jets have dog-fights with the aliens.
    Oh yeah, they teleport a nuke to the homeworld (Stargate?). That's about it - so if this 'scientology' is in there somewhere, can someone point it out to me, 'cos I just don't know what it is?

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  17. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    did they not attack aliens in harier jump jets in the game 'incoming' versatile planes!

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  18. charles

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    The lord is our shepherd-thou shalt not want..but we do...does that make us unchristian..where`s the science in that?

    and the film was crap...
     
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    I tend to agree with Task on this one, the film wasn't as bad as I expected.
    And I have read that they are going to make part 2 shortly.
    As for L Ron he's pushing up daises, and has been for about five years. He used to write his books to finance his cult. And I hope for Maj's sake they don't make a film of his
    decology.
     
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    Correction Charles, the Lord is your shepherd - not mine.

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    Thanks DaveG and everyone else that has thought this film was yes watcahable but as dire as rectal cancer. I admit i have my own personal grudge against scientology but nevertheless the film was bad wasnt it?
    Anyway i am in no way against religion but at the same time i do not believe it but i believe in the ideals that other religions bring.
    But seroiusly this film is utter ****e and borrows from so many other films it may as well be a cheap imitation trainer, and i hope that John and the rest of the scientology brigade realise that there particular faith is as as crap based as my f***ing own poo.

    The film is poor.....no really it is.
    yours Maj12

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    Its a reasonable Sci-Fi movie. If you like Sci-Fi you'll like BE. I agree its not the best but nor is it the worst. A passible couple of hours but once seen its easily forgotten - B movie stuff.

    Having said that I liked the special effects, but did laugh at the "Charlie G" (thats one for any other ex-Army boys out there!).
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    Yes i think other people should watch this film just to see how not to make sci fi films, and show how every other sci fi film is far superior to this childish wan* butter.


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    Yes i did buy and yes I did enjoy it and I will also be buying Titan AE and Supernova.
    I will also get Final Fantasy when It makes it DVD

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    To criticise 'Battlefield Earth' because of L. Ron Hubbard's 'religion' is to criticise carpentry because you are not Christian.

    It was not the best film I have ever seen, but also not the worst. Decidedly less than average to be sure, but enjoyable all the same.

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    I've just watched this.

    UTTER UTTER - insert all four letter words !!!


    Hmmm, the aircraft simulator, weapons & aircraft all work after 1000 years lying around. Yeah right.

    And I notice the humans wear boots! lol!!! The buildings are also standing.
     
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    Watched some of it on sky, utter tripe :thumbsdow
     
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    I watched this last week (picked it for a couple of quid). Its not that bad. Its that good either.

    I would watch the decology if it came out, although some of the content I dont think would migrate to film. unless Ben Dover made it LOL I've got the decology in hard back and it wasn't too bad a read until the last volume or so where it lost the plot IMHO and descended in lawd knows what.
     
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    I can't believe they're planning a sequel!!
     
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    I enjoyed the film myself although far from a Oscar winner it was good sci-fi action film.

    But I have seen snippets for Battlefield Earth that would have me running from a shop if I saw it on the shelves. I thought Travolta’s makeup job was terrible.
     

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