Battlefield earth also referred to as battlefield earth. Battlefield earth wasnt a bad movie and if fanboys would have shut up about it they could have made a sequel to finish the story. Its almost like 2 books, with an initial phase related just to earth, and a final phase, involving the 16 known universes. Battlefield earth is pretty long, but generally holds my interest throughout. May 12, 2000 battlefield earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. I now know that its a horrible abomination of the book. Battlefield earth will give you the talking points, in fact, theyll already be talking about it. The psychlos discovered a deep space probe with directions and. Battlefield earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. Battlefield earth 2 starring john travolta, barry pepper.
Battlefield earth book trailer the beginning youtube. Find out where battlefield earth is streaming, if battlefield earth is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Suspense, politics, war, humor and intergalactic finance. Fewer than thirtyfive thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic earth.
At mining sites across the globe, vicious alien psychlos grind out the mineral resources of the planet they utterly destroyed a millennium ago. Originally, there were plans to make a sequel to battlefield earth, since the movie covers roughly half of the novel of the same title. Dec 01, 2016 battlefield earth, a book that even has its own website here, was written by l. It was sure to be good value on the pagecount alone. Battlefield earth is based on the first 500 pages of the novel, and there will be a sequel, which christian expects to direct.
Battlefield earth where to stream and watch decider. Ugly, campy and poorly acted, battlefield earth is a stunningly misguided, aggressively bad scifi folly. Earth is being dominated by an alien race that is trying to mine it for. The story of humanitys war against the alien psychlos continues. Youll thrill to this epic scifi adventure in which a technologically advanced race of 9foottall aliens with razorsharp claws. I must say its completely different from the movie. There is no sequel to battlefield earth, because the film lost a lot of money at the box office and the studio company franchise pictures, which funded the making of the film went out of business due to a scam. One of the most remarkable ideas from this book is the complete unity of the population of earth.
With ralph fiennes, shazad latif, felicity jones, james mcardle. Breathing tubes hang from their noses like ropes of snot. Audiobook publishers go big on fullcast productions. Battlefield earth could have easily, and much more sensibly, been split into four books. The soundtrack sounds like the boom mike is being slammed against the inside of a 55gallon drum. Marketing hurdles aside, the spines of massmarket paperbacks can barely carry that much weight. As the bad guy, travolta tries to sound imperious and sarcastic but lacks any sense of presence or dignity, and his cackling evil laugh is laughable. In june, galaxy press is set to release a fullcast recording of battlefield earth, the 1982 science fiction novel by l. Romance, adventure, me against you, out numbered, action, honesty. Dec 20, 2005 battlefield earth 2 starring john travolta, barry pepper.
If 1950s scifi schlockmeister ed wood could have gotten his hands on. Looking beyond the coverand the baggageof battlefield earth. I know that world unity and peace may be just as science fiction as aliens and advanced technologies, but i hope we can make progress in that direction. He also composed a soundtrack to the book called space jazz. John travolta is threatening to make a sequel to battlefield earth, one of the biggest and most joked about flops since ishtar. Here is a list of abandoned sequels and it explains why the sequels were shelved. Some of the characters from the universes of battlefield earth. Apr 24, 2020 in battlefield earth the action begins immediatelyand never stops. I like how ron brings in characters from around the world and they stay true to character with some good humour. Mi5 officer johnny worricker and margot tyrell are on the run together across europe. However, a year later he stated that a sequel was not in the works. Battlefield earth first edition 1st edition, new york. Apr 30, 2000 battlefield earth is based on the first 500 pages of the novel, and there will be a sequel, which christian expects to direct.
This film displays what happens after the successful human. Battlefield earth 2000 frequently asked questions imdb. I know that world unity and peace may be just as science. Everything you need to know about battlefield earth 2 movie. Directed by roger christian and starring john travolta, barry pepper, and forest whitaker, battlefield earth was released on may 12. A towering masterwork of science fiction adventure and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time, l. Galaxys president, john goodwin, notes the project is. If you liked dune, atlantis gene and star warsyou will love the book battlefield earth. Jul 28, 2004 i just got done reading battlefield earth. This is a good, big book, which describes the earth at the year 3000.
Battlefield earth film wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. May 18, 2016 battlefield earth book trailer the beginning galaxy press. A saga of the year 3000, is a 2000 american dystopian science fiction action film based upon the first half of the 1982 novel of the same name by l. Ron hubbards battlefield earth opens with breathtaking scope on an earth dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invaderand man is an endangered species. Battlefield earth film wikipedia republished wiki 2. If you like funny, adventurescifi, you will probably like this book a lot. What else could explain the erstwhile sweathogs announced desire to do a sequel to the universally reviled battlefield earth, the scifi turkey that bombed the box office this summer. Jan 28, 2018 since the first film only covered the first 400 pages of hubbard 1,000plus page book, battlefield earth 2 wouldve picked up with the films hero, jonnie, restoring earth to its former glory by using their mined gold to pay off the planets debts while also rehabilitating the surviving psychlos. Battlefield earth 2000 jabootus bad movie dimension. Ugly, campy, and poorly acted, battlefield earth is a stunningly misguided, aggressively bad scifi folly. Jun 21, 2011 if you liked dune, atlantis gene and star warsyou will love the book battlefield earth.
In battlefield earth the action begins immediatelyand never stops. Travolta also talks about a possible sequel and an animated series. Battlefield earth is pretty long, but generally holds my interest. Shortly after battlefield earth was released in 2000, travolta indicated he would move forward with a sequel. Things you didnt know about battlefield earth screenrant. Science fiction new york times best seller in the year 3000, earth is an empty wasteland. Battlefield earth book trailer the beginning galaxy press. Battlefield earth is his bestselling sciencefiction piece, travolta says of hubbard, who died three years after his book was published. But none grabbed my attention quite like battlefield earth. A saga of the year 3000 is a 2000 american science fiction action film based on the 1982 novel of the same name by l. Battlefield earth wasnt a bad movie and if fanboys would. Youll thrill to this epic scifi adventure in which a technologically advanced race of 9foottall aliens with razorsharp claws has overrun our planet and humanity has become an endangered species. Ive heard some people disparage the cover of battlefield earth, but to me its perfect.
A sequel could have finished the story and would have been great with all the additional species. There is no sequel to battlefield earth, because the film lost a lot of money at the box office and the studio company franchise pictures, which funded the making of the film went out of business due to a. Ron hubbard back in the early 80s, less than a handful of years before he died. It was directed by roger christian and stars john travolta, barry pepper and forest whitaker. Battlefield earth, also known as battlefield earth. In the year 3000, earth has been ruled by an alien race, the psychlos, for a millennium. Battlefield earth has the same exuberant pacing and actionloaded story as star wars. May 27, 2016 battlefield earth has the same exuberant pacing and actionloaded story as star wars.
For a start, it was the thickest book i had ever seen. Terl is the main antagonist of the 2000 seventimerazzieawardwinning scifi action adventure movie battlefield earth amw based on the first half of the 1982 sciencefiction novel battlefield earth. Battlefield earth is often considered one of the worst films ever made. A saga of the year 3000 from the worlds largest community of readers. Feb 10, 2000 battlefield earth is his bestselling sciencefiction piece, travolta says of hubbard, who died three years after his book was published. At mining sites across the globe, vicious alien psychlos grind out the mineral. The film follows a rebellion against the alien psychlos, who have ruled earth for 1,000 years.
Battlefield earth, a book that even has its own website here, was written by l. Battlefield earth and scientology, sequels, and a possible. I read battlefield earth whilst i was still at school and i finished it over a long weekend. Science fiction and fiction in general has come a long way since then, to say nothing of how much the world has changed. To start reading part 1 now, click on the book above. This film displays what happens after the successful human rebellion led b. Battlefield earth is often considered to be one of the worst films ever made. A saga of the year 3000 is a 1982 science fiction novel written by l. Ron hubbards battlefield earth opens with breathtaking scope on an earth dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and man is an endangered species. Made due to the ceaseless efforts of its star, john travolta, battlefield earth could be used as an exam for film school students on what not to do.144 1094 3 438 175 662 582 1342 478 1137 852 21 634 453 1280 154 742 665 1231 1045 1543 1114 690 411 1365 258 1366 692 1324 131 161 191 47 1111 1147 943 1212