History Film / BattlefieldEarth

26th Mar '18 8:59:11 AM SenorCornholio
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->''"When you were still learning how to '''spell your name''', I was being trained '''to conquer galaxies!'''"''

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->''"When ->''"While you were still learning how to '''spell your name''', I was being trained '''to conquer galaxies!'''"''
11th Mar '18 11:19:38 PM gjjones
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!!While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME, ''Battlefield Earth'' was being trained to apply these tropes!

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!!While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME, ''Battlefield Earth'' was being trained to apply provide these tropes!
trope examples!
3rd Feb '18 10:51:01 AM Theriocephalus
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The film covers the first third of the {{doorstopper}} book: The Psychlos come to Earth, beat the humans in about nine minutes, and establish an outpost here. They are here for gold--[[GoldFever Goooooooooooooooooooooold!]]--the rarest and most valuable ore in the universe, it seems. Jonnie leads a band of slaves to rise up against their masters. Travolta is [[http://www.movieinsider.com/m284/battlefield-earth-2/ still intent]] on having the second half of the book produced.

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The film covers the first third of the {{doorstopper}} book: The the Psychlos come to Earth, beat the humans in about nine minutes, and establish an outpost here. They are here for gold--[[GoldFever Goooooooooooooooooooooold!]]--the gold -- [[GoldFever Goooooooooooooooooooooold!]] -- the rarest and most valuable ore in the universe, it seems. Jonnie leads a band of slaves to rise up against their masters. Travolta is [[http://www.movieinsider.com/m284/battlefield-earth-2/ still intent]] on having the second half of the book produced.
1st Feb '18 3:01:04 PM SymBionicFan
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Has the dubious honor of winning nine [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] -- a record that stood until 2012's ''Film/JackAndJill'', which won one more -- including the Worst Movie of 2000, the Worst Drama of the award's first 25 years, and Worst Movie of the Decade, 2000-2009.

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Has the dubious honor of winning nine [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] -- a record that stood until 2012's 2011's ''Film/JackAndJill'', which won one more -- including the Worst Movie of 2000, the Worst Drama of the award's first 25 years, and Worst Movie of the Decade, 2000-2009.
14th Dec '17 11:42:54 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Gold is apparently the rarest and most valuable material in the universe. There are dozens of rarer elements.
*** It's possible they invaded Earth because Earth has an incredibly high amount of gold compared to other planets they've seen.

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** Gold is apparently the rarest and most valuable material in the universe. There are dozens of rarer elements.
*** It's possible they invaded Earth
elements, even if you discount the ones that would be of no use to the Psychlos because Earth has an incredibly high amount of gold compared to other planets they've seen.they're either radioactive or only exist in microscopic quantities.



*** Not to mention tha a highly advanced, star-faring and extremely warlike species supposedly went by without ever using radioactive materials.

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*** Not to mention tha that a highly advanced, star-faring and extremely warlike species supposedly went by without ever using radioactive materials.
12th Dec '17 7:11:17 AM JBK405
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The film covers the first half of the {{doorstopper}} book: The Psychlos come to Earth, beat the humans in about nine minutes, and establish an outpost here. They are here for gold--[[GoldFever Goooooooooooooooooooooold!]]--the rarest and most valuable ore in the universe, it seems. Jonnie leads a band of slaves to rise up against their masters. Travolta is [[http://www.movieinsider.com/m284/battlefield-earth-2/ still intent]] on having the second half of the book produced.

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The film covers the first half third of the {{doorstopper}} book: The Psychlos come to Earth, beat the humans in about nine minutes, and establish an outpost here. They are here for gold--[[GoldFever Goooooooooooooooooooooold!]]--the rarest and most valuable ore in the universe, it seems. Jonnie leads a band of slaves to rise up against their masters. Travolta is [[http://www.movieinsider.com/m284/battlefield-earth-2/ still intent]] on having the second half of the book produced.



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: While the original novel isn't exactly regarded as a masterpiece of plotting, the film still introduces various plot holes and problems of its own. Perhaps the most glaring is that the Psychlos somehow missed Fort Knox altogether in the film, whereas in the novel it was one of the first locations they hit.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: While the original novel isn't exactly regarded as a masterpiece of plotting, the film still introduces various plot holes and problems of its own. Perhaps the most glaring is that the Psychlos somehow missed the gold deposit at Fort Knox altogether in the film, whereas in the novel it was one of specifically addresses that the first locations they hit.Psychlos looted the already-processed ore lying across the world.
15th Nov '17 9:13:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Part of this is actually a large {{In-Universe}} case of StrawmanHasAPoint. It wasn't until Terl used the machine to impart Psychlo knowledge to Jonnie that he even knew what a ''triangle'' was.

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** Part of this is actually a large {{In-Universe}} InUniverse case of StrawmanHasAPoint. It wasn't until Terl used the machine to impart Psychlo knowledge to Jonnie that he even knew what a ''triangle'' was.
6th Oct '17 7:45:18 PM CheeseDogX
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** The Planetship, Terl's direct superior, abruptly vanishes in the latter stages of the movie.

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** The Planetship, Terl's direct superior, abruptly vanishes in the latter stages of the movie. This coincides with Terl gaining [[{{Catchphrase}} leverage]] on him.
6th Oct '17 7:21:39 PM CheeseDogX
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Psychlos have tall heads, like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]] with dreadlocks, breathe air that is toxic to humans (and vice versa), and even the slightest amount of radiation is deadly to them. At least one female Psychlo has an OverlyLongTongue that would make a [[Series/{{Farscape}} Luxan]] proud, though this seems to be unusual for the race as both Terl and Ker regard it as a {{fetish}}. Additionally, Terl has six fingers, though the camera doesn't focus on any other Psychlo's hands to see if that's normal. (In the book, it's mentioned obliquely that Psychlos have six fingers one hand, and five on the other).

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Psychlos have tall heads, like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]] with dreadlocks, breathe air that is toxic to humans (and vice versa), and even the slightest amount of radiation is deadly to them. At least one female Psychlo has an OverlyLongTongue that would make a [[Series/{{Farscape}} Luxan]] proud, though this seems to be unusual for the race as both Terl and Ker regard it as a {{fetish}}. Additionally, Terl has six fingers, though the camera doesn't focus on any other Psychlo's hands to see if that's normal. (In the book, it's mentioned obliquely that Psychlos have six fingers one hand, and five on the other). Also, loss of limbs seems to be a minor inconvenience.
12th Aug '17 11:08:43 AM rjd1922
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* RepeatCut: When Terl's boss mentions that he plans to keep Terl on Earth instead of giving him a temporary reprieve, the movie plays back the "''endless options for renewal!''" part of the speech three times for some reason.

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* RepeatCut: When Terl's boss mentions that he plans to keep Terl on Earth instead of giving him a temporary reprieve, the movie plays back the "''endless "''with endless options for renewal!''" part of the speech three times for some reason.
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