Movie Review: 'Battle Beyond the Stars' | EW.com

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Battle Beyond the Stars Despite the pedigree touted on the box (''Art Direction by James Cameron ... Screenplay by John Sayles ... Music by James Horner''), exec producer...Battle Beyond the StarsSci-fi and FantasyPG Despite the pedigree touted on the box (''Art Direction by James Cameron ... Screenplay by John Sayles ... Music by James Horner''), exec producer...2001-02-23
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Battle Beyond the Stars

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy; MPAA Rating: PG

Despite the pedigree touted on the box (”Art Direction by James Cameron … Screenplay by John Sayles … Music by James Horner”), exec producer Roger Corman’s campy knockoff of guess-what is so chintzy, the comic-relief androids are simply mimes. The Artist Formerly Known as John-Boy plays an eager young pilot who must recruit a team of mercenaries to protect his planet from an alien despot with a wicked comb-over (Saxon). It’s hard not to admire a movie featuring a spaceship with D-cups and a title that has the nerve to one-up Star Wars – but if Lucas’ film is PlayStation 2, this one is hopscotch. C-