January 19th, 2010

movie rebel

Writer's Block: Rotten tomatoes

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Did you sit through it or walk out? What made it so dreadful?

Battlefield Earth. it was a movie about Scientology, starring Scientologist actors. i went with my friend Carl, a sci-fi fan. i remember sitting there thinking it was just the most awful thing i'd ever seen, and if i had been watching it alone i definitely would have left, but i thought he was enjoying it. as it turns out he also wanted to leave but thought i was enjoying it. the reason the film sucked had nothing to do with either of our personal feelings on Scientology. in fact, i don't think either of us even realized that was what it was supposed to be about. it was just a terrible, terrible movie.