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Movie plots I'd like to see...

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Reinier B Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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Just once, I'd like to see a movie plot in which an alien invasion of Earth ends in a victory for the aliens.

 

It's not that I would like to live under alien rule, or see Earth destroyed, but rather that I would like Hollywood not to make aliens so stupid that they can't prevent a Windows laptop running XP from corrupting the computers on their gravity-defying ships- "ships" for lack of a better word.     

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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I think where the "computer virus takes down the alien ship" plot device fell apart was in the editing room. In the original story, the ship recovered at Roswell that they used in the end was actually the basis for most of Earth's computer technology, which was why the laptop they brought along was able to interface with it. Although I can't remember if that was just in the book and screenplay, or if they actually filmed the scene where they revealed that.

 

As for movies that end in a victory for the aliens, the closest I can come off the top of my head would be Rakka, a short by Neill Blomkamp, and has Sigourney Weaver in it. Not so much the aliens win in the end, but they've already won and have had complete control over the planet for some time, while there are small bands of humans fighting back. Interesting, if bloody and violent short film. But Blomkamp does seem to enjoy a bit of Cronenberg-style body horror. But if you like that, there's also Firebase, set during Vietnam, and Zygote, in which the truly frightening part is all the rigging the animators had to do in order to make the creature work and look realistic.

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Reinier B Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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There was a scene in the movie where someone mentions that much of the technology on the recovered ship had been reverse engineered to work on Earth, but the implication of that is that the aliens made their ships run on Windows, which is ludicrous, since their fleet had managed to get here without crashing.  

 

Anyway, I am not familiar with Rakka, but I have seen everything else made by Blomkamp, with District 9 probably being the best.   

 

 

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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@Reinier B wrote:

Anyway, I am not familiar with Rakka, but I have seen everything else made by Blomkamp, with District 9 probably being the best.   

 

 


Hop on YouTube (or Steam) and look up Oats Studios. All kinds of interesting/gory/weird stuff there, including some really impressive stuff done in the Unity engine (the Adam shorts).

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Reinier B wrote:

District 9 probably being the best.   


District 9 was excellent. It also speaks volumes about how much aliens value South Africa. When they have to invade Earth with their ultra sophisticated technology, they always attack the US first (and eventually get their gray asses kicked by the Yankees).

 

When the aliens want to get rid of their welfare leeches, they dump them in South Africa.

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Reinier B Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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@Rene K wrote:

@Reinier B wrote:

District 9 probably being the best.   


District 9 was excellent. It also speaks volumes about how much aliens value South Africa. When they have to invade Earth with their ultra sophisticated technology, they always attack the US first (and eventually get their gray asses kicked by the Yankees).

 

When the aliens want to get rid of their welfare leeches, they dump them in South Africa.


 As if we don't have enough leeches already. However, we did get something out of it- we got an alien/human hybrid that can make little flowers out of soda cans.   

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Reinier B wrote:

Just once, I'd like to see a movie plot in which an alien invasion of Earth ends in a victory for the aliens.

 


In your dreams.

 

The first thing that we did after we discretely invaded and took control of your pitiful planet was to hire a law firm that would sue anyone willing to release such a movie.

 

Are you taking us for amateurs? We've been invading planets for millennia. We know how it's done. Rule #1: Never let the idiots know you invaded them. Never.

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Reinier B Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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@Rene K wrote:

@Reinier B wrote:

Just once, I'd like to see a movie plot in which an alien invasion of Earth ends in a victory for the aliens.

 


In your dreams.

 

The first thing that we did after we discretely invaded and took control of your pitiful planet was to hire a law firm that would sue anyone willing to release such a movie.

 

Are you taking us for amateurs? We've been invading planets for millennia. We know how it's done. Rule #1: Never let the idiots know you invaded them. Never.


 You mean to say that truth had been out there all along, and that Hollywood is trying to cover it up by making the aliens lose everytime? Talk about the art of brainwashing...  

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Reinier B wrote:


 You mean to say that truth had been out there all along, and that Hollywood is trying to cover it up by making the aliens lose everytime? Talk about the art of brainwashing...  


 How else would you explain Trump?

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Reinier B Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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@Rene K wrote:

@Reinier B wrote:


 You mean to say that truth had been out there all along, and that Hollywood is trying to cover it up by making the aliens lose everytime? Talk about the art of brainwashing...  


 How else would you explain Trump?


 There is that. But then, some truths are really, really hard to explain if we can't blame the aliens among us. 

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