Battle for Terra

Theatrical Release: May 1, 2009
DVD Release: July 1, 2010
Battle for Terra


The films tells the story of Senn (Justin Long) and Mala (Evan Rachel Wood), two rebellious alien teens living on the beautiful planet Terra, a place that promotes peace and tolerance, having long ago rejected war and weapons of mass destruction. But when Terra is invaded by human beings fleeing a civil war and environmental catastrophe, the planet is plunged into chaos. During the upheaval, Mala befriends an injured pilot (Luke Wilson) and each learns the two races are not so different form one another. Together they must face the terrifying realization that in a world of limited resources, only one of their races is likely to survive.

Dove Review

As these two species of the galaxy come together on Terra they both have secrets from their past that need to be revealed. The humans arrive from the planet earth and the surrounding planets that they have destroyed through civil war. Instead of seeking peace, they invade Terra without trying to see if the Terrians would be willing to share their planet and its resources. Indeed, the Terrians are a peaceful people who suffered internal strife thousands of years before. However, unlike the humans, they became a peaceful race before they destroyed their own world.

Sci-Fi buffs will love this adventure on the planet of Terra. The film is geared more toward family members ages 12 and over who enjoy stories about outer space and epic galactic battles. Dove awards the “Battle for Terra” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: D-1; G-1; references to gods.
Violence: Intense animated battle scenes with explosions, laser shooting, and weapons of destruction.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Animated naked man shown on table for a physical exam, no private parts seen.
Other: None


Company: Roadside Attractions
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 78 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe