Some Realistic Alien Movie Ideas

I’m watching Independence Day and I want to know why there aren’t any realistic alien movies. I’ve come up with some ideas for Hollywood.

  1. Aliens find Earth, act like friends, then slowly impose a puppet government over the entire earth to extract resources like America would do to any other planet.
  2. Aliens finds Earth, but they’re dumb as fuck. Basically alien teenagers who got lost at Alpha Section 6 and allow us to treat them like gods in The Road to El Dorado fashion.
  3. Aliens find Earth, they think we’re dumb as fuck. They treat us as completely insignificant and ignore us like ants.
  4. Aliens come to earth and refuse to acknowledge our world leaders. They’ll only talk to the idiot stoner they met upon landing and make everyone go through him.
  5. Aliens come to earth and bring a terrible disease. Accidentally kill us all. Feel really bad, but only as bad as Americans felt for killing all the Native Americans.
  6. Aliens come to earth fleeing a terrible sun explosion or something that destroyed their home planet. We impose a quota system and only let a few in each year. The rest chill in a ghetto on the moon.
  7. Aliens come to earth. They sneak up on a guy’s porch at night in Florida and get shot dead. Man goes free, we start a war with the aliens.
  8. Aliens come to earth saying the escaped from something terrible. There are too many of them so we end up capturing them and putting them in concentration camps. We experiment on them and kill most of them, and at the end we find out that they are actually humans from millions of years in the future, escaping an apocalyptic earth and unknowingly going back in time. We killed ourselves.
  9. Aliens come to earth, they’re not any more exciting than we are. Talk mostly about taxes and low military pay, and how private donors had to fund their space program to get them there.
  10. We go to an alien planet. There is bacteria and worms and not much else, but no oxygen to sustain us. Billions of dollars is spent getting an astronaut infected with Super Ebola to kill the entire planet upon his return.

Edit: My dad thinks that for 5 the disease should wipe out everyone but the Native Americans. “Everyone likes a revenge movie,” he said.

My Bookshelf: Torrent

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Title: Torrent

Series: Rust & Relics #1

Author: Lindsay Buroker

Genre: Urban fantasy, New adult

Amazon Summary:

“When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she imagined herself as the female Indiana Jones of the Southwest. She didn’t imagine herself crawling through abandoned mine shafts, scrounging for rusty pickaxes and gold pans to sell on auction sites, but Indiana Jones didn’t have to make student loan payments.

Scouring the mountains of Arizona with Simon, her best friend and computer geek extraordinaire, Delia dreams of turning their scavenging enterprise into a legitimate business. More, she longs to earn the respect of peers who shun her for turning into a treasure hunter. What she doesn’t dream of is stumbling across a decapitated body in an old mine near Prescott.

Something dangerous has come to the mountains, and two Harley-riding strangers are the only ones who seem to have a clue. They speak a language Delia has never heard and carry mysterious artifacts she’s never seen. Investigating these strangers might lead her to discoveries that change the face of archaeology forever… or it might lead her and her best friend into a deadly monster’s lair.”

My Summary:
Delia and Simon are just searching for artifacts to sell American Pickers-style when they hear a scream and find a dead body, which sets off a chain of events that throws them into alien (or elf) invested waters, running from a web-footed monster that tears off people’s heads, and finding dead Romans in underground lairs.

Cheers:

  • I seriously loved Simon. Like, I will happily read a book with just him looking through old warehouses looking for antiques.
  • It kept you guessing. I had no idea what was going on, and I still don’t. But in a good way? Like I understood the plot, but there’s a lot of mystery behind the motorcycle guys.
  • I enjoyed Delia’s sarcasm.
  • The story was just an enjoyable read. Everything was unique, from their jobs (like I said, American Pickers-type stuff) to the back story (raised in some Greek hippie commune) to the cave-y bit at the end (don’t want to spoil anything, but yeah, it was pretty surprising).

Jeers:

  • This is only book one, so I don’t know how well I can evaluate it, but the plot may have gotten a little out of control. Like the author may have made everything TOO unique and TOO random so that she won’t be able to explain it all in the end, but we’ll have to see.
  • I don’t really like Temi. She was just meh in my eyes, so I’m not sure how a second book about her and her warrior skills will work out.
  • The whip was a little much. Like, way too much. But I’ll let it slide.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes. It was fun and I enjoyed reading it. Seriously, Simon is great. Give it a try. (It’s only $0.99, so there’s not much to lose).

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Torrent-Rust-Relics-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FCCGS84/ref=asap_B004FSRHUE_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416088585&sr=1-4