#1 By: pesco, October 17th, 2013 13:17
#2 By: Rob Beschizza, October 17th, 2013 13:39
Fun fact: Christian went on to direct Battlefield Earth.
#3 By: daneel, October 17th, 2013 13:43
And courtesy of The Verge, here's the original The Empire Strikes Back teaser trailer.
#4 By: technogeek, October 17th, 2013 13:51
Some things are better forgotten.
More on topic: Hard to draw any conclusions from the brief clip. It'll be interesting to see what folks think of it without the opening-act effect.
#5 By: Rob Beschizza, October 17th, 2013 13:58
"Introducing Landau Calrissian"
#6 By: Michael Best, October 17th, 2013 15:29
Saw Battlefield in the theatre, it was well filmed, just the screenplay was awful. And somehow I recall liking the book.
#7 By: Steve Pankow, October 17th, 2013 16:22
Christ, did Lucas have no say in this thing? What a POS!
#8 By: Rob Beschizza, October 17th, 2013 16:45
All I remember was brutal filters, gloomy lighting and dutch angles every second shot. I can only imagine the director was being directed...
#9 By: Noah Django Gross, October 17th, 2013 18:15
as you imply: a forgone conclusion, considering the source's author
#10 By: Tim, October 17th, 2013 18:36
From what I've read the movie was actually reasonably faithful to the source material. Which makes sense, considering that it was made by Scientologists. It would be like offering Mel Gibson exclusive rights to make an adaptation of a novel written by Jesus.
#11 By: gilbert wham, October 20th, 2013 19:52
I remember an excoriating review of Battlefield Earth in (Good old Days) White Dwarf by, I think, David Brin. Put me off Hubbard for life, thankfully.
#12 By: Thecorrectline, October 20th, 2013 20:20
It actually wasn't, but given the enormous size of the book there was no way to be faithful without making it a 3 movie series - and lets be thankful that didn't happen
#13 By: pesco, October 22nd, 2013 13:17
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