Eric (datan0de) wrote,

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Alternate Universes and Pop Cinema

I saw AVP the other night with femetal, tacit, and anklesnake, and I have a fun little theory regarding parallel universes that focusses on unlikely movies (not to be confused with my parallel universe theory based on narwhals and liver). It's total BS, but I'd like to share it anyway.

Growing up around geekdom, there were always rumors about some great movie idea that had just been officially announced. These rumors were always the "official word", yet could never be backed up with a verifiable source. These rumors were also always wrong (still waiting for the Terminator movie starring Billy Idol and Grace Jones that supposedly started filming back in `89!).

Until now, that is.

Maybe other people who'd heard the rumors grew up to make movies themselves and decided to capitalize on urban legend cinema, or maybe I've quietly slipped into a parallel universe that's much cooler and more `Con-like than the one I grew up in, but these impossible movies are actually happening.

I'm talking about movies like Freddy vs Jason and Alien vs Predator. C'mon guys, I'd been hearing that these movies "have already started filming" for over 15 years! They were the Duke Nukem' Forever of movies, yet they were actually released! And now it looks like Aeon Flux is actually gonna be a real movie, too! WTF?

I'm not complaining, mind you. I'm also not saying that these flicks are great, but does anyone else out there feel a bit of dissonance regarding this?

They say that summer movies are targeted toward guys aged 18-30, but it seems as if they're being made by guys in their early to mid 30's. I'm cool with that.

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