Tuesday, 16 November 2010
THE MARTIANS HAVE LANDED
It's the end of the world as we know it and Hollywood is getting ready to hit out with a double-wamy of Alien invasion flicks so which ones will have our chests bursting with excitement and which will have us running for the hills (I thank you). The first to land (and it has to be said my least favorite) is SKYLINE which is already taking a bit of a critical battering and going purely by the trailer alone it just looks awful. The next one will be Battle: Los Angeles which, again going purely by the trailer looks far more interesting, but wait gentle readers there is another. One of my favorite movies over the last few years was District 9 a picture that showed if nothing else how to use a relatively small FX budget to it's full potential in driving the story rather than distracting from it and it would seem that the makers of MONSTERS are following District 9's guidelines. Once again going only by the trailer this is the one I'm waiting for. Check out the trailers and let me know what you think.
As a side note with these and the prospect of a Cloverfeild sequel and another Americanized Godzilla remake on the horizon could these Sci-Fi flicks be Hollywoods way of filling it's quota of patriotic, backslapping as it shows America going, against all odds against politically neutral enemies (or ecological natural disasters as seen in 2012, Day After Tommorow, ect..) while ignoring and distracting from real world conflicts? just a thought kids.
Science Fiction...I can't think of any form of literature which is more concerned with real issues...."
- Arthur C Clarke