So, 1902’s Trip to the Moon was the first film that aliens were the central them.
Of course, everybody knows about ‘82’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and ‘96’s Independence Day. They continue being a mainstay in theaters and now sites like Netflix.
Last night, Joey and I saw Netflix’s Extinction. Now, looking at the trailer, it looked like it had an Independence Day with a spin.
Instead of Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Levinson finding the hidden message in the strange frequency, we’ve got Michael Pena’s Peter having nightmares of an alien takeover. This put my worries to rest that this was just going to be an ID4 rehash for the 21 Century, but was it full of cheese, or were they serious with it?
Now, there’s always been a debate whether we’re alone in the universe…after all, it’s a big ass universe. We’re of the mind that we’d be arrogant to think we are the only ones. Yes, most people haven’t seen an alien and won’t see one in their lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Hell, they probably see how screwed up we are and know it’s not in their best interest to show themselves.
Extinction plays with the idea that things aren’t what we think they are. If you check out the film, you’ll see, and I hope you give it a go, because, hey, it’s aliens? invading Earth.
Be good to each other.