Battlefield Earth

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Worst example of vanity filmmaking in years.

PG-13 2000 118 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

There is only one thing preventing this from getting 1 star

And that's the simple fact that it's so bad it's funny. This film irritates me on so many levels. The way they shoot it, for one, is annoying. Everything is shot in an angle. But I could look past that were the story good... it is not. The human characters are just... stupid. In the original Planet of the Apes, they could get away with that because the humans were supposed to be dumb. However, these humans are meant to be smart and they make the dumbest decisions ever. Luckily, the Psychlos are equally dumb and give the humans easy access to their weaponry and firearms. In response to another reviewer, I'd say scifi fans would hate this film the most simply because of how poorly written it is.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Decent scifi movie

This is an OK scifi movie only worth seeing if you LIKE scifi

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