The Terrible Film: Hammy sci-fi film based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in which humans rebel against their alien overlords – called Psychlos. It was a critical failure, a huge box office bomb and has become the butt of nearly every ‘worst movies’ joke ever since. Remarkable, considering that it was supposed to be the first part in a two-film story.
The Great Actor: Oscar-winning, dedicated actor with a reputation for intense character study and the star of such acclaimed films as The Last King Of Scotland, Bird, Phone Booth and this month’s The Butler.
When Bad Filmmaking Meets Brilliant Acting: At the time, Battlefield Earth broke a Razzies record, winning in every single category it was nominated.
Forest Whitaker managed to get away without one though, losing out on Worst Supporting Actor to his co-star Barry Pepper. Whitaker has since expressed regret at making this film.