You start off and everything is Dutch angle. And you're like "Umm, what the fuck?" That feeling this is going to be shit is creeping up on you. Well actually it just flying tackled you. Then you notice everything is tinted hideously. Did they fuck it up, is it meant to represent pollution or something. I read the book before, yeah that was another mistake, so I thought it might be some left over from the Psychlo's. Then its everywhere, piss yellow, icy blue, piss yellow and pea green, every cell is shaded and it's all awful. You're now passing through "This is shit." Then you get to Johnny and his people. You get the english accent on the village elder, Johnny being a fucktard with the medicine, and the fact that everyone acts like apes. You're now passing into "So bad it's hilarious" territory. But the movie won't stop. If that was it and they just left it there then ok... maybe. The problem is that it just keeps coming. It refuses to let anything be good. Pointless slow motion, awful acting, the fucking stilts, psychlos being fucking morons, your main bad guy is an idiot, his aide is even dumber, what they breath explodes if exposed to radiation and they invaded a world full of radiation, gold bars instead of ore, "LEEEEEEEEEEEVERAGE", 1,000 year old Harriers and simulators, cavemen flying Harriers, a romantic love interest they can't even name, and it just doesn't stop.
Even the worst films tend to have something about them that was good. Some idea that had merit, some perfomance that was worthwhile, some dialogue that wasn't bad. At least Promethus had a cool ship. You can't even say that much here because the psycholo shuttles look at stupid as they are.
But there's Battlefield Earth and at the end of it's run time you just stand there in the middle of this barren plane at the end of the universe of fiction and realize that you have arrived at that mythical point, the edge of creativity's infinite plane where you are surrounded by nothing but shit as far as the eye can see. There is literally NOTHING about this movie worthy of praise. NOTHING. There's nothing to learn from this movie aside from never do anything like it ever again. This movie should be excluded from Bad Movie lists on account of it just not being fair. It should be "The Top Ten Worst Movies of All Time, Excluding Battlefield Earth Because It Would Take All Ten Spots."