History Trivia / BattlefieldEarth

10th Jun '17 12:09:02 PM Infection
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** It's been pretty much stated that [[WagTheDirector John Travolta was in charge of everything.]]
*** It has also been alleged that David Miscavige, the [[Literature/GoingClear infamous leader]] of the Church of Scientology, influenced much of Travolta's decision-making through the production and threw him under the bus when the film bombed.

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** It's been pretty much stated that [[WagTheDirector John Travolta was in charge of everything.]]
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]] It has also been alleged that David Miscavige, the [[Literature/GoingClear infamous leader]] of the Church of Scientology, influenced much of Travolta's decision-making through the production and threw him under the bus when the film bombed.



* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}''

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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2016 with the double whammy of ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' and ''Film/RogueOne''.
8th Jun '17 4:35:51 AM AmuckCricetine
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* VanityProject: The film is considered Travolta's baby through and through, with him sticking with the film through its DevelopmentHell, and using his post-''Film/PulpFiction'' CareerResurrection in order to get it bankrolled.
12th Apr '17 7:01:58 PM gjjones
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** Travolta asked Creator/QuentinTarantino to direct, but he declined. ([[http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/13709/the-den-of-geek-interview-roger-christian-part-3 he still attended the premiere, and had positive remarks to Roger Christian]])
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* This movie won the Worst Picture [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie for 2000]] (it's the second Worst Picture Award for a Warner Bros. film in a row after the previous year's ''Film/WildWildWest'') and earned the "Worst Drama of our first 25 Years" Razzie in 2005 and the "Worst Picture of the Decade" Razzie in 2010.

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** Travolta asked Creator/QuentinTarantino to direct, but he declined. ([[http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/13709/the-den-of-geek-interview-roger-christian-part-3 he still attended the premiere, and had positive remarks to Roger Christian]])
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* This movie won the Worst Picture [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie for 2000]] (it's the second Worst Picture Award for a Warner Bros. film in a row after the previous year's ''Film/WildWildWest'') and earned the "Worst Drama of our first 25 Years" Razzie in 2005 and the "Worst Picture of the Decade" Razzie in 2010.
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8th Apr '17 1:46:03 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2010 and would not get a part in a critically acclaimed sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}''

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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2010 and would not get a part in a critically acclaimed sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}''
8th Apr '17 1:44:21 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2010 and would not get a part in a critically acclaimed sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' and ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story''.

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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2010 and would not get a part in a critically acclaimed sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' and ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story''.
30th Mar '17 7:07:01 PM igordebraga
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** Travolta asked Creator/QuentinTarantino to direct, but he declined.

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** Travolta asked Creator/QuentinTarantino to direct, but he declined. ([[http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/13709/the-den-of-geek-interview-roger-christian-part-3 he still attended the premiere, and had positive remarks to Roger Christian]])
12th Feb '17 8:54:32 AM AnotherGuy
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** Travolta had wanted to make TheFilmOfTheBook since the latter was published in 1982, but he wanted to star as the rebellious human Jonnie. By the time he got funding, he decided he was too old to fit the role (one of precious few good judgments the production made).

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** Travolta had wanted to make TheFilmOfTheBook since the latter was published in 1982, but [[TheOtherMarty he wanted to star as the rebellious human Jonnie.Jonnie]]. By the time he got funding, he decided he was too old to fit the role (one of precious few good judgments the production made).
12th Jan '17 4:20:38 PM jameygamer
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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.

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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'', but he would not get involved with another sci-fi film until 2010 and would not get a part in a critically acclaimed sci-fi film until 2016 with ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' and ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story''.
15th Oct '16 3:31:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* JustPlaneWrong: Oh, so many examples. Nothing should be working after about a millennium; it takes years, not weeks, to learn to fly one; none of them has flight suits and yet they're all stunt dogfighter material. On the positive side, they ''do'' mention that Harrier jets can hover.
** Harriers are so unreliable that it is almost ridiculous to suggest they can even be repaired.



* OldShame: Forest Whitaker has apologized for his involvement in the film, as has co-writer J.D. Shapiro. For that matter, you could probably say: "Everyone who did anything for this movie except John Travolta."

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* OldShame: Forest Whitaker Creator/ForestWhitaker has apologized for his involvement in the film, as has co-writer J.D. Shapiro. For that matter, you could probably say: "Everyone who did anything for this movie except John Travolta."



* ReCut: The version on VHS and DVD removes a few scenes, adds a scene of the heroes discovering the instructions for the nuclear warhead, and the opening crawl that states the bloody obvious. The versions aired on TV are the original theatrical cut. For those scenes, see DeletedScene.



* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Forest Whitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.

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* StarDerailingRole: For EVERYONE. At least Forest Whitaker Creator/ForestWhitaker would eventually bounce back with ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.



* TroubledProduction: The film took almost 20 years to finally get to the big screen. L. Ron Hubbard intended for the book to be turned into a movie from the moment he had it finished. When Hubbard died, Creator/JohnTravolta started trying to get it made into a film. It wouldn't be until he had a CareerResurrection in ''Film/PulpFiction'' that he had enough star power to convince anyone to touch it. He started putting even more effort in 1995 and it took another 4 years for the film to be greenlit. When filming began, the production team had to move from the U.S. to Canada in order to keep costs down. Even then, the budget ended up ballooning to the point where it became the most expensive film to ever be shot in Canada. Travolta's makeup proved to be challenging for the actor. Production ended up taking so long that Travolta had to cancel 2 other roles in order to finish ''Battlefield''. Right before the film was set to release, a version of the screenplay was leaked and retitled online. Reviews for the screenplay were scathing, pretty much ensuring the film to be the complete commercial disaster that it was. Travolta's career arguably hasn't recovered since.



* WagTheDirector: The DVDCommentary makes it clear that Travolta, not Roger Christian, was in the driver's seat. Considering his status as driving force behind the project and probable writer of the script though, perhaps the wonder is that he wasn't ''actually'' the director.

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* WagTheDirector: The DVDCommentary makes it clear that Travolta, Creator/JohnTravolta, not Roger Christian, was in the driver's seat. Considering his status as driving force behind the project and probable writer of the script though, perhaps the wonder is that he wasn't ''actually'' the director.



** Travolta had both a sequel and an [[AnimatedAdaptation animated series]] planned even before the film was released.

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** Travolta Creator/JohnTravolta had both a sequel and an [[AnimatedAdaptation animated series]] planned even before the film was released.


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** Travolta asked Creator/QuentinTarantino to direct, but he declined.
18th Sep '16 11:37:02 AM jameygamer
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* This movie won the Worst Picture [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie for 2000]] and earned the "Worst Drama of our first 25 Years" Razzie in 2005 and the "Worst Picture of the Decade" Razzie in 2010.

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* This movie won the Worst Picture [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie for 2000]] (it's the second Worst Picture Award for a Warner Bros. film in a row after the previous year's ''Film/WildWildWest'') and earned the "Worst Drama of our first 25 Years" Razzie in 2005 and the "Worst Picture of the Decade" Razzie in 2010.
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