Battlefield Earth (2000; Roger Christian) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 6
“Holy amazing shit, John Travolta.”
Daniel and Corky conclude Travolt-ember with the beloved Battlefield Earth, the first in their Best of Dare Daniel series of reruns.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss learning machines, corporate crapheads, ironic punishments, intergalactic bankers and gastro-extermination sequences.
BATTLEFIELD EARTH FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release date: May 12, 2000
Domestic box office: $21.5 million (production budget: $75 million)
Critic scores: 3 on Rotten Tomatoes; 9 on Metacritic
This week’s darer: Michael Bagamery
Why did Michael dare Daniel and Corky to watch Battlefield Earth? “Battlefield Earth has been a bumper crop for nearly every bad movie fan out there. Can you find some more unscathed parts of its body’s flesh? Can you torture it even more uniquely?”
IMDB synopsis: “It’s the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their ‘man-animals’ are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.”
This week’s referenced movies: The Butcher’s Wife; Warcraft; National Treasure; Pulp Fiction; Get Shorty; Michael; Phenomenon; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; The Butterfly Effect; The Art of War; The Whole Nine Yards; Best Worst Movie; Moment by Moment; Staying Alive; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; Cloud Atlas; Revolution; the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise; L4yer Cake; Ultraviolet; Blade Runner; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Two Moon Junction; Spartacus; various King Kong movies; The Dirty Dozen; Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; Raiders of the Lost Ark; The Fanatic; The Warrior and the Sorceress
Ratings for Battlefield Earth: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare