Trailer for Battle for Terra

I have to admit that I haven’t heard anything about this movie before, and yet it opens on May 1 in theaters everywhere. Talk about poor promotion.

“The Battle for Terra” is a 3-D animated movie by Lionsgate starring some pretty big names (James Garner, Justin Long, Brian Cox, Chris Evans, Luke Wilson, and others).

The premise is that Earth (our Terra) has been destroyed and the survivors of humanity, desperate to find a new home, are led to invade a peaceful planet (the other Terra) whose inhabitants possess inferior technology. Perhaps there is a morally ambiguous message in the movie (a criticism of the Iraqi war, maybe?). The humans seem to be fascists but at least some members of the human society question what they are doing.

I don’t know if I’ll see this movie. I haven’t been planning on it and there are other things in my schedule, but if you get a chance to check it out, let us know what you think (either here or in SF-Fandom’s Movies Forum).


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