Battlefield Earth

Theatrical Release: May 12, 2000
Battlefield Earth


It is the year 3000. Earth has been destroyed and taken over by aliens called Psychlos. The few humans that are left are either hiding out or kept in cages like animals by the Psychlos. One human named Johnny (Barry Pepper) decides to fight and take his planet back. He and his fellow humans work together to outsmart and destroy the evil Psychlos, including Terl (John Travolta), the Psychlo Chief of Security.

Dove Review

Try as I might, I found this movie to be completely lacking in redeeming qualities. The humans believe they are ruled by gods and demons, and the Psychlos believe only in themselves. There is a lot of violence, with much destruction, gunfire, and fighting, but no blood. The language is mild with a few expletives here and there, except for one obscenity, but it is so quiet and muffled that is barely audible.

Even though it is not a comedy, the audience laughed its way through most of the movie because it is so ridiculous. I think the point they were trying to make is that greed destroys people, but I’m not sure people will be able to sit through the entire movie to find that out.

Content Description

Sex: A couple of very mild sexual references.
Language: F-1 (extremely muffled); D-5; H-5; A-1.
Violence: Lots of shooting by laser guns and machine guns; numerous explosions, including nuclear weapons; fight scenes. No blood.
Drugs: Futuristic alcohol consumed in a bar.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Corey Mandell and J.D. Shapiro
Director: Roger Christian
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 117 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright