Why Are Alien Invasion Movies Dumber Then Game Equivalents?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by John Uskglass, May 1, 2005.

  1. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    I'm watching the beggining of the movie right now.

    I think the only great scene in the movie is on the on on the moon. That was cool.
     
  2. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    ID4 was fun for the two hours it lasted, if nothing else. What bugs me is that an advanced, space-faring, planet-destroying race doesn't use any anti-virus software. Nothing, not even that 30 day free trial stuff.
    Also, HL2 was great because it turned the most cliche sci-fi story in the history (aliens invade earth) and turned it into something that made you think.
     
  3. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    What bugs me more is that the alien operating system is so similar in function to one of earthling operating systems that a l33t earthling haxXx0r can write worms and virii for without so much as seeing it. I mean, I know UNIX kernel has been used in more operating systems than anyone can count, but I don't think it has yet spread beyond the borders of solar system. A possible explanation is that aliens invented it first and gave it to humans, but in that case AT&T Bell Labs should have been bombed for collaborating with evil alien invaders.
     
  4. Nocturne

    Nocturne Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 24, 2003
    EDIT: Posted in wrong thread....
     
  5. Howlsh

    Howlsh First time out of the vault

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    Apr 30, 2005
    The humans had a 50~ year old alien fighter which they somehow managed to learn how to haxx0rz the alien software and hardware, obviously. What sucks is from a small fighter the humans learned how to shut down the mothership and in turn disable the destroyers shield generators. If it was that simple why not hack the satalites and send the fucking virus that way then the mothership can go home and will smith can't fly a bullshit ship into bullshit space. I hate this movie!
     
  6. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Thank you for using Microsoft.

    :lol: ,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  7. Nocturne

    Nocturne Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 24, 2003
    Well, we all know Bill G sold his soul to the devil and as stated all demons/devils in movies tend to be aliens or such... ergo he sold windows licences to he alien invaders in independence day........
     
  8. Bradylama

    Bradylama Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 22, 2003
    It did? All I remember thinking about in Half-Life 2 was how to best avoid a gunship, and why Gordon just goes along with whatever people tell him to do.
     
  9. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    I'd say it did. Firstly, the obvious question at the end. Secondly, the question of what/who the G-Man is (God? Some kind of weird Gordon Freeman?). Third there's the entire pro-magical thinking that I got a kick out of, primarily because it fits within my narrow anti-humanist views.
     
  10. LazyGnome

    LazyGnome First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2004
    What makes it even worse is that the alien fighter was only functioning for, what, 24-48 hours by the time Jeff Goldblum's character had even reached Area 51. And he used a Mac.
     
  11. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    And doesn't talk, either.
    Interesting point, that. But isn't that what messiahs really actually do? They are more like tools of a higher force or purpose, or in this case, because GF does what free humans tell him to do, he is the powerful avatar of the rebel movement and thus, the human race, clinging to divine intervention in the face of an technically superior enemy.
     
  12. Howlsh

    Howlsh First time out of the vault

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    Apr 30, 2005
    Follow Freeman! Now that level was dumb, the rebels will blindly follow the player to their deaths.
    I doubt anyone, even valve know what gman is or what he represents.
     
  13. Question

    Question First time out of the vault

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    Mar 20, 2005
    The Gman is suppsoed to be a representative of a uber secret organization that is the real power on the planet.

    This doesnt explain why hes invulnerable though.It better not be some shitty reason like "oh he has a forcefield generator..".
     
  14. Brahmin

    Brahmin Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 19, 2005
    Anyone seen "It Came From Outerspace?" (1953) one of the greatest B movies ever made, and all in 3D! I saw it recently at my local arts centre, with live music by Pere Ubu.