Thousands of Aliens have invaded big screens around the world. There are countless stories of vicious species determined to kill us but also lovable beings that touched our hearts.
Regardless, there is always someone who wants to take them out. Most of the time, humans call in the big guns, tanks and jets to do the dirty work but there are instances when guns aren’t the answer.
Sometimes, the key to everything lies in a very simple and unexpected solution. However, it’s important to remember that not all Aliens are evil. Who would want to use E.T’s home sickness against him? That’s mean.
Here are 10 of the best Alien weaknesses.
Space Jam Basketball
Sometimes, defeating Aliens is just a matter of challenging them to competitive game of basketball and recruiting his royal Airness. (Oh and Bill Murray too.)
Pitch Black Light
What are the odds that a prisoner who can only see in the dark finds himself on a planet with horrible monsters who only come out at night? Furthermore, what are the odds this prisoner would find himself on this planet juuuuuuust when a solar eclipse goes down? Bring on the light.
WHICH MOVIE CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO MEET 20 YEARS LATER?
I pondered this question for a few weeks before finally settling on a single choice. When you can pick any character in the history of movies, it’s tough to pick only one.
I asked around for people’s opinions and the number names came up more than once. The Terminator or Marty McFly.
The very thought of those characters 20 years later makes my brain hurt. Did they just catch up? McFly wasn’t able to bet on sports so he probably didn’t do anything to alter the future so how is that interesting? The Terminator is a robot who would be horribly outdated after 20 years… Or he would be state of the art? See what I mean by the brain pain?
My thought early on was to go with a science fiction character. What would Dutch be up to 20 years after being hunted by a Predator? Is Sam just a gardener again in Hobbiton?
Think about all the villains who ended films in police custody. That’s actually how I came up with ’20 years later’. Parole!
Movies with young characters are decent picks too. What’s Elliot up to these days? Alien research? Is he trying to contact E.T again? Is he lonely? Thankfully, some movies like The Sandlot tell you what people are up to but it’s fun to speculate as well.
After carefully considering the different types of characters I could pick, I ended up selecting a character that’s been the same age for about 40 years. It’s definitely the character I’d most like to meet 20 years later.
For the sake of this article, I’m going to assume that James Bond is around 30-33 years old on average. Now that Daniel Craig has taken over and Mr. Bond has dialed back the aging clock a bit, we have about 10-12 years worth of missions available on DVD. Pierce Brosnan’s ice adventure was probably the oldest we’ve seen him. What do you think? 42 ish?
James Bond Celebrates 62nd Birthday!
I don’t think James Bond would handle retirement well. He’s become anxious and bored but happy nonetheless. I picture him living on a secluded beach alone but taking every chance he can get to travel. I can’t see him quitting entirely so maybe he handles intelligence work now instead of high speed car chases and dodging explosions.
Inside his beach house is an office where he continually helps MI6 develop new weapons and gadgets. I can’t see him training people hands on but perhaps he works as a consultant of some type. He might even fly in to help plan big operations.
He isn’t married but I like to think he has a girl. Someone close by. Or maybe there was ONE girl he always wanted and finally decided to settle down. Maybe Moneypenny wins him over?
Besides Moneypenny, is there another Bond Girl you think he would return to?
After living a life without too many relationships, I wouldn’t think he has a ton of close friends he can trust so he mainly keeps to himself. In that way, perhaps he has a few friends in a nearby town that he shares stories with. One of them has a 9 year old son who loves hearing tales of Mr. Bond’s unbelievable adventures. Of course, he has to stay hidden so he doesn’t tell the child that it was him.
62 is not young in his eyes. He still feels like he can make a difference in the field but deep down, he was responsible enough to know that his physical limitations could cost young agents their lives.
Do you think James Bond would play Call of Duty now that he is retired?
Regardless of how much he misses working, he has found peace and enjoys good food, good drinks and good company when he can find it. He even enjoys gambling online…
Any thought on what his screen name might be? James007? superspy21?
James Bond Is Still A Badass
20 years later and still blowing up the secret bases and destroying the plots of evil global organizations. 62 years old means nothing to this legendary spy. He’s still out there everyday traveling the world, meeting women and stopping bad guys.
He may not be as fast as he used to be but new agents look up to the example he sets. He compensates for his slowing muscles by fighting smarter and quieter. He’s become more stealthy. Perhaps he leads a team now and together, the completely dominate every mission they take on.
If he did stay in the game would he even make it to the age of 62? Would he ever stop to consider that?
James Bond Is Still 35 Years Old
We may never get to see an elderly James Bond but it would definitely be interesting. After fighting for so long, would he return his gone and live by the beach or would he fight until his last breath?
I’d like to think that he would eventually tire of near death moments and constantly getting punched in the face and shot at. Everyone has a moment when they demand a little peace and quiet right?
Of course, James Bond isn’t like everyone else is he? He’s James Bond.
Laugh if you must but growing up, every kid is afraid of something coming to get them at bed time. For me, it was The Extra-Terrestrial.
Shortly after I saw the movie, my sister got a really creepy stuffed E.T doll. She then placed it in her closet which is adjacent to mine. I had a pretty wild imagination and I used to think about E.T burrowing through the wall and into my closet. This is where he would watch me sleep and plan his attack. I never figured out exactly what he would do to me but just the thought of one day waking up to a squashy alien was petrifying.
This was one of my worst fears growing up.
Thankfully, I got over it and E.T is now a beloved favorite of mine. Movies have amazing impacts on people’s lives. I love the fact that you cannot predict how a movie will affect the audience. It’s always interesting to hear people’s reactions to different films. Listening to people discuss films they watched as a kid and how they view them today is fascinating to me.
It’s the same with filmmakers. I love to talk to directors about how they believed audiences would react to their films vs how they actually reacted. I wonder if Steven Spielberg thought E.T would terrify children. I like to think he did.
I’m 26 years old now. E.T doesn’t scare me that much anymore. I still think he’s a creepy, squashy little alien but it’s still an incredible movie. I honestly think E.T is the best pick I’ve made out of all the Rainy Sunday movies I’ve selected so far. Why?
It truly embodies the very definition of a movie to watch on a lazy day. Since my post earlier in the week, I’ve been dying to find a few hours to hit my couch and watch E.T again.
Who doesn’t love movies like E.T?
I think we need more movies like this today. The ‘could you imagine if this was real’ type of movie.
Recently, James Cameron’s Avatar took us to a world we’ve never seen before and it was absolutely fascinating. E.T took us to another world without having to leave our planet. E.T brought his world to us. A classic example of remarkable storytelling.
One of my favorite aspects of the movie is the interaction between Elliot and E.T. I love watching the two of them learn from each other. I realize this blog is starting to sound like a film school essay but it’s true. It’s a touching story and it should be studied by everyone interested in film. (Or at the very least viewed on the odd lazy day.)
So while it’s true that I used to be terrified of E.T, I believe Steven Spielberg’s unbelievable tale is one of the greatest movies ever made. Having said that, I’m willing to accept the nightmares of my past to allow this movie to remain in my life.
My goal with my weekly picks is to inspire at least one person to dig up their copy of the movie and relive a classic. If you haven’t listened to me yet, now is a great time to start.