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Director Roger Christian and production designer Patrick Tatopoulos
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Reviewed by closedface on February 8th, 2005
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listen to this if you're in the mood to laugh over how Christian and Tatopolous try to convince everyone that the movie is good, and that it's 'comic book' among other things.
Reviewed by badge on December 18th, 2012
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Talk about being in denial. These two talk about the film as if they'd never heard a bad word about it in their lives, without ever figuring out than anyone interested enough in buying the DVD or listening to the audio track is already going to know about the universal panning this film got. Here might have been a chance for the film-makers to finally come clean, once and for all, about the poor decisions that sunk this movie and how it may have been possible to salvage it - namely, the terrible casting, the ugly cinematography and art direction, and the lousy directing (which director Christian, of course, isn't going to acknowledge here, even while everyone watching is wondering why the camera is always being tilted at annoying angles). Christian name-drops George Lucas, who he'd previously worked with, as a way of somehow endorsing BATTLEFIELD (maybe you can make a drinking game out of this, so that by the end you might be tanked enough to think this is a good film).
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