I’m in an apartment that mainly consists of desks, bookshelves and workbenches, and my brother is sitting by one of the desks, working at a computer connected to two big monitors. I’m at a smaller desk, sitting comfortably in a sofa in front of it. The apartment seem to be moving, and outside I can see a beautiful, color-corrected sky and a futuristic cityscape below – we’re on the top floor of a very tall skyscraper, I guess.
My brother is using what is actually my workplace, but It’s fine by me because I needed a break to do some research on UFO movies. I’ve been thinking about a plot for a very cool movie about UFO’s, so the first thing I set out to do, strangely, is check if others have already made the film.
Using Google, I do a bit of snooping around, and then I come across a movie trailer that catches my attention. I hit the play button.
It’s a totally brilliant trailer. The plot goes something like this: A being (female), capable of changing it’s form and appearence, is hired to do some intergalactic dirtywork. Another being (the bad guy – also a shapeshifter) has developed (or stolen) some andvanced technology capable of transporting and moving living creatures not only between galaxies, but also between dimensions. So what this bad guy did was to start a megalomanic mission in which he kills every single leader in every town in every country on every planet in every dimension. I guess somehow the intergalactic FBI got a hold of the hardware, too.
The visuals are stunning and, of course, extremely pompous, and the art direction and production design is like nothing I have ever seen before. The female protagonist being is a strange, unearthly looking old indian woman.
The trailer shows off a couple of “transformation” scenes, where our heroine changes into wildly different species, obviously experiencing severe trauma in the process. Also, vague glimpses of the machine here and there, images of what the trip through the layers of space looks like, and countless scenes where the female agent sets off to a new planet or dimension, chasing the mad killer.
In one very long edit, consisting of several scenes filmed and played exactly the same but with different creatures and background scenery, the heroine kills the antagonist creature with a direct shot to the head – over and over and over in different dimensions. Not only must she kill the bad guy – she must kill him in every galaxy, on every planet and in every dimension he’s travelled to – which at any point is everywhere and always – because they are travelling through time as a result of all this space-hopping.
I try to tell my brother to come and have a look, but he’s really busy.
As the trailer ends I’m exhausted, and I feel irritable. I seem to have forgot the plot I had for a fabulous UFO-flick. It all makes me self-conscious and then I wake up.
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