With a 3% Rotten Tomato rating, the 2000 film Battlefield Earth is often considered one of the worst movies ever made. The film even swept the 2000 Golden Raspberry Awards and received seven “Razzies”, including Worst Movie of the Year, Worst Actor (John Travolta), Worst Supporting Actor (Barry Pepper), Worst Supporting Actress (Preston), Worst Director (Roger Christian), Worst Screenplay (Mandell and Shapiro) and Worst Screen Couple (Travolta and “anyone sharing the screen with him”). Have a look to see what we are talking about… 14 years later The Daily Beast caught up with John Travolta to get his thoughts on his L. Ron Hubbard classic. And turns out…he still thinks it’s a good movie. “No way, are you kidding?” Travolta said. “Why would I ever regret that? I had the power to do whatever I wanted, and I chose to do a book that I thought was worthy of making into a movie. [Battlefield Earth is] a beautiful film. It’s a good movie.” Advertisements
There’s a lot of jokes I could make about the film Mr. Wrong and it’s title. Especially considering the fact that it stars televisions most famous lesbian. But I’m a very lazy writer so I won’t make any of those jokes. This critical and commercial failure from 1996 was one of Ellen Degeneres’s only forays onto the big screen. Ellen still mentions the film from time to time on her daytime TV show, but often omits that she earned a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star….Okay I actually don’t know that for a fact (about her mentioning/not mentioning her Razzie nom), as lazy of a writer I am, I am equally as lazy of a researcher. But I do know for a fact that she was nominated but didn’t win the Razzie. Pamela Anderson took home that prize for Barb Wire.