History YMMV / BattlefieldEarth

11th May '17 5:34:34 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The entire damned Psychlo race counts as this, having spent a millennium enslaving the Earth and still having ''zero'' understanding of the human race whatsoever. They even mused the possibility that ''dogs'' were the superior race, and even attempted to exploit them as ''slave labor''.
*** Their most egregious lapse in intelligence however has to be how in nearly a thousand years of mining for gold, they somehow never stumbled upon '''Fort Knox'''.
27th Apr '17 4:09:11 AM despoa
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* HamAndCheese

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* HamAndCheeseHamAndCheese: Forest Whitaker appears to be the only actor in the entire movie to be aware of the kind of movie he's in and plays up the HamToHamCombat with John Travolta appropriately.
27th Apr '17 4:01:28 AM despoa
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* IdiotPlot: Characters aren't making the wisest decisions in this film. Jonny's plan would have never worked under a competent boss that can notice things like the the smelted gold bricks that he and his people "mined". Thankfully, Terl is an idiotic moron who doesn't have any suspicions over any of that. In fact, his total greediness is what jumpstarts this idiot plot in the first place.

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* IdiotPlot: Characters aren't making the wisest decisions in this film. Jonny's plan would have never worked under a competent boss that can notice things like the the smelted gold bricks that he and his people "mined". Thankfully, Terl is an idiotic moron who doesn't have any suspicions over any of that. In fact, his total greediness is what jumpstarts this idiot plot in the first place.
3rd Apr '17 8:28:34 AM despoa
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* IdiotPlot: Characters aren't making the wisest decisions in this film. Heck, the whole plot is kicked off, and Johnny's plan works, entirely because Terl is a greedy moron.

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* IdiotPlot: Characters aren't making the wisest decisions in this film. Heck, the whole plot is kicked off, and Johnny's Jonny's plan works, entirely because would have never worked under a competent boss that can notice things like the the smelted gold bricks that he and his people "mined". Thankfully, Terl is a greedy moron.an idiotic moron who doesn't have any suspicions over any of that. In fact, his total greediness is what jumpstarts this idiot plot in the first place.
18th Feb '17 11:17:28 AM NWolfman
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The book could almost serve as an ''actual'' anvil.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The book could almost serve as an ''actual'' anvil.''[[{{Doorstopper}} actual]]'' [[{{Doorstopper}} anvil]].
21st Jan '17 6:51:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* VanityProject: To quote the other wiki: "Travolta, a long-time Scientologist, had sought for many years to make [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film of the novel]] by Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. He was unable to obtain funding from any major studio due to concerns about the film's script, prospects, and connections with Scientology, leaving the film in DevelopmentHell. The project was eventually taken on in 1998 by an independent production company, Franchise Pictures, which specialized in rescuing stars' stalled pet projects. Travolta signed on as a co-producer and contributed millions of dollars of his own money to the production, which was largely funded by a German film distribution company."
22nd Jul '16 12:36:16 PM Snarf
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* {{Anvilicious}}

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* {{Anvilicious}}{{Anvilicious}}: The book could almost serve as an ''actual'' anvil.
21st May '16 5:31:54 PM rjd1922
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-->'''Zete:''' With endless options for renewal! (With endless options for renewal!) (With endless options for renewal!)

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-->'''Zete:''' With endless options for renewal! [[RepeatCut (With endless options for renewal!) (With endless options for renewal!)renewal!)]]
18th May '16 8:36:45 PM Angeldeb82
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* CanonSue: Jonnie is physically perfect despite hailing from a village plagued by radiation, an awesome fighter, a super genius, and so beloved by all that when he falls ill, the ''entire planet'', including countless tribes he has never met, is worried sick about him. Some of them '''add him to their pantheons'''.
** Heck -- his '''middle name''' is "Goodboy"! Lafayette, dontcha think you were trying a mite too hard to make this guy a God among men?



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Psychlos are [[TooDumbToLive so stupid and childish]], it seems impossible they could have ''ever'' built their civilisation without destroying themselves with their petty infighting. It actually makes a ''lot'' more sense if [[WildMassGuessing one imagines]] that Psychlos were ''[[NotSoDifferent themselves]]'' a race of backwards slaves, whose masters invaded Earth 1000 years ago, but died out mysteriously during the interim, leaving behind all their technology for the Psychlos to abuse.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Psychlos are [[TooDumbToLive so stupid and childish]], it seems impossible they could have ''ever'' built their civilisation without destroying themselves with their petty infighting. It actually makes a ''lot'' more sense if [[WildMassGuessing one imagines]] that Psychlos were ''[[NotSoDifferent themselves]]'' a race of backwards slaves, whose masters invaded Earth 1000 years ago, but died out mysteriously during the interim, leaving behind all their technology for the Psychlos to abuse.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: EliaCmiral's score is one of the few good things about the movie. A couple of examples: the aptly named [[http://youtu.be/4ym4VB0pvNY "Battlefield Earth Theme"]], which plays over the opening zoom-in to Earth and pan through the Rocky Mountains, and [[http://youtu.be/chPD4mC0V54 "The Dome"]], which underscores Jonnie's trip to the human processing center, shooting of the wrangler, and our introduction to Terl.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: EliaCmiral's score is one of the few good things about the movie. A couple of examples: the aptly named [[http://youtu.be/4ym4VB0pvNY "Battlefield Earth Theme"]], which plays over the opening zoom-in to Earth and pan through the Rocky Mountains, and [[http://youtu.be/chPD4mC0V54 "The Dome"]], which underscores Jonnie's trip to the human processing center, shooting of the wrangler, and our introduction to Terl.



** Travolta's "While you were still learning to spell your name!" line is funny if you look at his pronunciation of [[Creator/IdinaMenzel Idina]] [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Menzel]].

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** Travolta's "While you were still learning to spell your name!" line is funny if you look at his pronunciation of [[Creator/IdinaMenzel Idina]] Creator/{{Idina|Menzel}} [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Menzel]].



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the CGI is generally mediocre at best, the collapse of the Psychlo dome and the resulting destruction of much of Denver (which, unlike most of the film's other effects, was achieved with physical models) actually manages to be pretty spectacular.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the CGI is generally mediocre at best, the collapse of the Psychlo dome and the resulting destruction of much of Denver (which, unlike most of the film's other effects, was achieved with physical models) actually manages to be pretty spectacular.



-->'''NostalgiaCritic''': Is that guy's chin a toilet seat?

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-->'''NostalgiaCritic''': -->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''': Is that guy's chin a toilet seat?
28th Apr '16 9:01:20 PM jameygamer
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* HilariousInHindsight: It's an unintentional ActorAllusion, but Creator/JohnTravolta goes around [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter with a rubber hose up his nose]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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It's an unintentional ActorAllusion, but Creator/JohnTravolta goes around [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter with a rubber hose up his nose]].
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