Battlefield Earth was voted the worst movie of the decade by The Razzies a few weeks ago which, I suppose, also makes it the worst sci-fi movie of the decade. In fact it’s so bad, that the movie’s writer has decided to apologize.
In an article posted with the NY Post, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro says:
Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see “Battlefield Earth.” It wasn’t as I intended — promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.
He blames his involvement in the film on his libido, which led him to the Church of Scientology looking for chicks. But he never actually became a Scientologist and actually, seems to blame them for ruining his script.