Originally Posted by oink
Every movie bad-guy is now an invading alien horde?????
Well, we're running out of powerful, credible villains. The Nazi's are really played out, although Inglorious Bastards
and Captain America
gave them another shot in the limelight. Can't use Muslims because it pisses off half the world. Can't use right-wing extremists because it pisses off half the country. Can't use the "inscrutable" Chinese because they own us and we have to keep them happy. Can't use communists because they're so... yesterday. The Russians and evil corporate titans are still relatively dependable, but they can't be villainous in every
So all we're left with is aliens. But as an archetype, you can do a lot with 'em. Nobody cares if you kill them or even wipe out entire alien civilizations, and you can give them motivations and weaponry that are still mysterious and awesome. Until we get us some new villains, aliens will just have to do.