July 14, 2010

According to the Movies #4

If the movies say it, it must be true!

This weeks lesson is brought to you courtesy of Battlefield Earth. Remember that flick? No? Alright then. Based on the first half of the L. Ron Hubbard supa-epic, the film tells the story of how primitive humans rise up to defeat the surprisingly stupid Psychlos, an alien race that has occupied their planet. Put simply, Battlefield Earth is one of the most hysterically bad movies ever made. So hysterically bad, in fact, that my friend and I are planning, at some point, to record an MST3K style commentary over it, that is, if we can muster up the courage to watch it again. Anyway, the main draw of the movie is John Travolta's absurd performance as the big, bad, Psychlo, Terl. Let me give you a taste.

The Lesson: No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much weird stuff you take part in on a daily basis, nothing you ever do will be as weird or as ridiculous or as stupid as Terl. Take heart! You'll be ok!


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