I've always had a feeling I would hate Leon so I never got around to watching it.
I thought Battlefield Earth was amusing but I watched it with friends.
... and doesn't even bother trying to be "scientific" about anything,
As I recall, Hubbard generally disliked "gadget" stories and he did not have a reputation for including real science in his SF most of the time. That said, the Battlefield Earth movie isn't really supposed to be much like the book and isn't well liked even by the books fans.
> Geez, did I like any dreary (non-exploitation) troubled-youth movies from the 80s?
I tried to do a quick Google search to find a good joke-example, but I'll settle for posing the question of what would probably happen in this day and age if somebody actually wore this to school:
Uh...I'd advise against it kids.