History YMMV / BattlefieldEarth

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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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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It's an unintentional ActorAllusion, but Creator/JohnTravolta goes around [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter with a rubber hose up his nose]].
3rd Feb '16 10:32:38 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The Psychlos themselves, prominently featuring large elongated heads and dreadlocks, with enhanced codpieces and claws among other things. And that's to say nothing of those ridiculous jumpsuits...
** The Psychlos' means of breathing in Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere? Sticking rubber hoses up their noses.
** The Planetship also stands out as such.
-->'''NostalgiaCritic''': Is that guy's chin a toilet seat?
12th Jan '16 8:05:43 PM jameygamer
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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.

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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.[[Creator/IdinaMenzel Idina]] [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Menzel]].
9th Jan '16 5:00:43 PM hamza678
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* ParvumOpus: Widely considered one of the worst films ever made and perhaps the worst film on John Travolta's resume.
18th Nov '15 12:37:29 AM jameygamer
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*** '''Instead''': Opting to TRUST Terl for some reason, he respectfully gives the gun to Terl, who turns it on him, and Jonny is recaptured. Creator/RogerEbert and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic call out this particular WhatAnIdiot plot choice in their negative reviews of Battlefield Earth (Ebert did so on Ebert & Roeper At The Movies).

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*** '''Instead''': Opting to TRUST Terl for some reason, he respectfully gives the gun to Terl, who turns it on him, and Jonny is recaptured. Creator/RogerEbert and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic call out this particular WhatAnIdiot plot choice in their negative reviews of Battlefield Earth (Ebert did so on ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper At The Movies).Movies]]'').
16th Oct '15 6:52:36 PM Anddrix
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* SpringtimeForHitler: It's never really been confirmed if the movie was intended to flop, but the accounting to come up with the budget for ''Battlefield Earth'' was... creative at best.
16th Oct '15 6:45:50 PM rjd1922
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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?



* MartyStu: 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?
11th Oct '15 1:37:46 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The laser gun effects demonstrated during the Psychlos' first appearance would barely be passable in a laser tag game.
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