In the past month, two very different movies featuring aliens have been released in theaters. Paul has a friendly alien stuck on Earth, while Battle: Los Angeles has a group of violent aliens trying to wipe out the human race. If I were to ever actually meet an alien, I hope it would be the friendly kind (think E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial), but I prefer watching movies about alien invasions. There is something exhilarating about the action scenes, the explosions and the fear of the unknown that makes alien invasion movies so watchable. Ultimately, these movies are about the human race triumphing over a frightening, and often technologically superior race.
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Kimberly’s Alien Invasion Movie Picks:
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, remade in 2008)
- War of the Worlds (1953, remade in 2005)
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, remade in 1978)
- The Blob (1958)
- The Thing (1982)
- Predator (1987)
- Independence Day (1996)
- Men in Black (1997)
- Signs (2002)
- Transformers (2007)
- District 9 (2009)
- Skyline (2010)