Originally Posted by zoey67
Y'all can defend say all you want about it being smart, blah blah but keep in mind the studios produce a movie to garnish as much ticket sales as possible. You really think they aimed this only for the nerds n geeks that get it? I don't think so.
But what makes you think only the "nerds n geeks" get it?
Granted it wasn't as successful as WB probably expected, but :
RT: 90% fresh - 91% audience score
Metacritic: metascore 71 / user score 8.4 "universal acclaim"
Now I KNOW these numbers don't necessarily mean much, but they still give an indication of sorts. General opinion seems to indicate that audiences did like the film quite a bit. And your comments seem to indicate to you just didn't like it, which is totally fine
2nd, maybe I'm old school but I was taught in English class a book or story always has a protagonist & formidable antagonist. In this movie, where r the antagonist? It's not laid out or shown who or where these aliens came from or what they want. If it is then is very vague at most.
who/where is the antagonist in Independence Day, War Of The Worlds, Ender's Game, Signs, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, etc? Alien Invasion movies have their own set of rules, and having a powerful antagonist doesn't always mean a "darth vader" type of character, imo.