Here it is, the worst film of all time: the John Travolta-starring adaptation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's 1982 novel Battlefield Earth. It ticks all the right boxes: commercial failure, critical failure, any-reasonable-measure failure. Criticisms reach every facet of production: the acting, the script, the score, the camerawork and the art direction. The story here covers only half of Hubbard's book, Travolta planned on a sequel to cover the second half.
Widely regarding as one of the worst ever, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro even penned an open apology. "Let me start by apologising to anyone who went to see Battlefield Earth", he says, "The only time I saw the movie was at the premiere, which was one too many times... Now, looking back at the movie I can’t help but be strangely proud of it. Because out of all the sucky movies, mine is the suckiest."