Aliens Attack Los Angeles

District 9-type social messages aside, there's nothing quite like a film that has advanced aliens handing our butts to us - so I'm looking forward to Battle: Los Angeles:

Loosely inspired by the real-life 'Battle of Los Angeles', the film will open on March 11, 2011.

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emlong's picture
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-wsBFSsCbI

Get that feeling that Ms. Rosin was right on?

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As a society, I'd say we were pretty ripe for such an event to be played out. Whether it was genuine or not... whether or not ET is even in the neighborhood or not, it's like the world is counting such a thing as inevitable.

My personal thoughts on the subject have been slowly migrating over the last decade. I wonder now if there isn't a trip-wire mechanism in place that will be activated or sprung with some form of disclosure.

Of course, these movies... ID4 and Plan 9... err, make that District 9, and now this one, could simply be Hollywood giving the public what it seems to want. It doesn't have to be anything more. It doesn't have to be a grooming tool. They might just be movies.

Still and all, there is a history that up to now has no official accountability. The record of events appears to date back millennia before Roswell or that 1942 LA shoot-out. Even the history of human civilization itself hints at being far deeper and darker than what is officially acknowledged.

It's like there is some great truth that is being purposely denied...

Damn... did I write all that as a comment?

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long over due in my opinion

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Considering the part the Pentagon played in Hollywood war movies throughout the years, it stands to reason there may be a conspiracy of disclosure -- or scaremongering.

The guys who did the special FX for Battle: Los Angeles, the Strause brothers, released their own 'aliens attack' film recently. Whatever you do, avoid Skyline like the plague. The Strause brothers did great FX work for The X-Files, but going by Skyline, they should stick to FX. Skyline absolutely stinks.

There seems to be a plethora of 'aliens attack' movies on the way. Will Smith is getting a sequel to Independence Day made. Yet another 'aliens attack Earth' flick in the works is directed by Sam Raimi; EDF, the Earth Defense Force.

Another film I saw recently was The Fourth Kind. It tries to be a mock-documentary, but just comes across as a complete rip-off of Whitley Strieber's Communion; and Milla Jovovich, while she's better looking, is no Christopher Walken.

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This reminds me of something I read a while back:

A story in which the Romans hear the news that the Barbarians are about to invade; at first there is panic and hysteria, but after much debating the city councilors decide that the best solution is to stand at the gates of the city and welcome the invaders, in hope that they'll be merciful.

So they dress in their best purple robes and all gather near the entrance of the city, all stoically accepting their fate. And they wait. And wait. And wait...

And the barbarians never show up.

So now they Roman councilors ask in despair "And NOW what do we do? those people were the solution to our problems".

These alien invasion movies kind of feels like the Romans waiting at the gates, all over again.

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I see no conspiracy, other than a conspiracy of stupidity. It's easier to blow things up than take a more nuanced approach to this subject. And all in all it's not good for the cultural psyche - if something's different, go to war with it. It's amazing that no one in Hollywood has thought to make a disclosure movie yet - where the aliens aren't violent. Is that so much to ask? Alien Nation was sort of like that, which was a precursor to District 9, in that the aliens were treated as inferior.

But what if the aliens weren't inferior - if they had extrasensory powers, but weren't violent. There's so much to do with that topic. But humans still need to believe they're the best in the universe. Especially American humans.

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In a "post 911" world where the use of false flags and manufactured fear are rampant, blatant, and ever present I would not be surprised if a fair chunk of Hollywood takes it scripting from people who have nefarious motives for social control and manipulation. We are already living that with the hoaked up terror stage piece.

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I agree somewhat. But I don't think the military has to get involved for what's happening to happen. The lowest common denominator will win out without anyone's input. "Cowboys & Aliens" is another one - it's like a little kid's fantasy about what would make a good movie.

I don't know - was Steven Spielberg taking his cues from the disclosure set for "Close Encounters," and then from the military with "War of the Worlds." He probably just took a look at what would be most profitable, and also what was more a reflection of the times. But 9-11 was 10 years ago now and maybe we should get to the point where we're not fetishizing war.

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I read somewhere that as soon as Spielberg got to be an eminence grise and was invited to some of the more powerful insider groups his vison about faced and we got "Munich" and "War of the Worlds." The world post 911 has become a vicious, no holds barred world of power broking and ultimatums. Anyone in high positions of social authority such as movie makers are probably being carrot and sticked towards projects, and should they balk they only have to recall the utter viciousness of the 911 false flag to be reminded of just who it is running the show now and their utter ruthlessness.