Battle For Terra Trailer Casts Humanity As The Face Of Evil
Imagine WALL-E. Now imagine WALL-E stripped of all subtlety and artistry; then rewritten as a preach screed by shrill, humanity-loathing environmentalists hellbent on brainwashing America’s kids into believing that mankind is the root of all evil. Do that, and you’d have the first trailer for Battle for Terra.
It’s a computer animated film set in a distant future where the human race has been forced to abandon Earth. Their only hope is to find a new home on the planet Terra. To do it, they decide they have to wipe out all the cuddly, huggable, native creatures. Someone should probably tell whoever wrote this that Terra is generally accepted as another name for the planet Earth. Whoops.
I love science fiction when it’s used to say something substantive and I’m not at all opposed to the idea of using it to make a point about the importance of caring for the environment. But there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way. This is the wrong way. Luckily, at least the space battles look pretty cool. So it’s got that going for it. Watch the Battle for Terra trailer after the jump.