Battlefield Earth starring John Travolta and Forest Whitaker has been labeled as one of many worst films of all time. The film, primarily based on a e book from L. Ron Hubbard, has even gone on to change into a cult basic for its weird digicam angles and logical inconsistencies within the plot.
Nonetheless, the discharge of Cats and its large vital and business failure has reportedly pushed Battlefield Earth out of its place of doubtful worth.
Battlefield Earth, the New York Submit reported, made simply $29,three million on the field workplace towards a $73 million price range, and till latest years, held probably the most quantity of Razzie Awards for any movie ever. Twenty years later, nevertheless, and the movie’s screenwriter claims there’s a new prime contender for the worst film of all time.
Throughout a dialog with The Submit, J.D. Shapiro acknowledged that he devoted 15 minutes of his time to the movie, Cats, and to him, it is perhaps the brand new worst film of all time. Based on Shapiro, the movie should’ve appeared “disturbing” to common individuals.
Again in 2010, the screenwriter for the movie wrote a column for the New York Submit through which he apologized for taking part in a task in Battlefield Earth. Reportedly, MGM and different exterior forces negatively impacted his imaginative and prescient of the movie.
Furthermore, Shapiro mentioned that nearly nothing that he contributed to the screenplay remained within the ultimate minimize. Since then, Shapiro has been writing beneath a brand new pseudonym, Sir Nick Knack. Based on Shapiro, the column that he wrote was hailed by individuals within the filmmaking enterprise.
He claims he was actually stunned by the constructive reception to it. In his former op-ed, Shapiro claims the Church of Scientology acquired concerned with the writing of the screenplay, and when he informed them their adjustments would destroy the movie, he was dropped from the undertaking the next day.
Moreover, and maybe humorously, Shapiro mentioned his resume on Battlefield Earth led to many humorous confrontations at trade occasions, together with one the place somebody informed him he couldn’t be that unhealthy of a author as a result of he didn’t write Battlefield Earth. The state of affairs clearly grew to become awkward from there.