Battlefield Earth (2000)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Sci-Fi Action  |   Release Date - May 12, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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This big-budget science fiction adventure centers on a final battle between good and evil for control of the world. In the year 3000, Earth is ruled by the Psyclos, a vicious alien race of which Terl (John Travolta) is a member, that has laid waste to the planet, killed the majority of the population, and stripped Earth of its valuable resources. Pockets of resistance remain among the surviving humans; Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler (Barry Pepper) is one such rebel, living in hiding in the mountains near Boulder, CO. Eventually, Johnny begins organizing like-minded humans for a final stand against the Psyclos. The film is based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction author also known as the founder of the Church of Scientology; it covers only the first half of the book, saving the remainder for a possible sequel. Battlefield Earth also stars Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, and Kelly Preston.

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adventurer, alien [not human], Apocalypse, battle [war], civilization, evil, hero, intergalactic, mountains, planet, slavery, tyrant, war, warrior

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High Budget, Low Artistic Quality