Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sometimes I'll comment on things that aren't really directly related to the cosmos.

So I watched Battle: Los Angeles the other day. If you haven't seen it, this isn't really a spoiler... Unless you would have been surprised to see that it is a movie about an alien invasion.

The reason given for the invasion is, of course, resources. But it's the resource in question that's hilarious to me - Water. Specifically liquid water. We all know that water is H2O, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Would you like to know what the top most abundant elements in our galaxy are? 

You guessed it! Hydrogen and Oxygen are numbers 1 and 3. Helium is the second most, but that's irrelevant to this mini rant.

So, unknown alien race from some unknown area launches an intergalactic attack, but creating liquid water is just... too hard. Yeah, let's invade another planet instead.

Maybe they were looking for one of these... 

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/10/71898

33 comments:

  1. Is seems like the filmaerks didn't do they homework, great post!

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  2. yeah. dumb aliens. my friends said it sucked/cheasy. so im guessing i wont watch it...

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  3. yea it is preety stupid. But we have the easiest access to it because we are in the goldilocks zone. Where water is liquid and not solid or gas. So it makes a bit of sense.

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  4. I want to see that movie soon.
    Nice blog, can't wait to read more!

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  5. Please don't mention Battle LA, it makes me feel old (22). It was the first movie I ever fell asleep during, because it was so boring.

    Don't get me wrong, it might have had amazing special effects and a really good idea for the invasion, but everything else was abysmal.

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  6. gotta watch this, sounds stupid lol

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  7. It's like how M.Night Shamalalama did with "signs". Couldn't the aliens see from afar that the earth is mostly water?

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  8. I need to check this out as soon as I have time!

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  9. Well, we ARE currently running out of water, haha.

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  10. I was hoping for some better explanation.. but that's just retarded.

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  11. Going to see that film this week as it goes

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  12. Movie was meh, post more space stuff!

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  13. Maybe the aliens were bad at chemistry?

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  14. My mom which is phisic teacher told me about this too, and i must say it is good info, i love cosmo-things :)) thanks for share

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  15. Never know what types of elements are on the alien dude's planets...

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  16. Good post. Keep it up :)

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  17. So true, but did you really expect more from such an over the top action movie.

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  18. Didn't see the movie yet, still want to watch it, I don't really pay attention to such details in action movies. :D

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  19. interesting->followed! ;)

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  20. The aliens love their water. Can you really blame them?
    :3

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  21. interesting read! Good subjects, will follow.

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  22. daaaaaaaaamn....wanted to watch this movie today...what a shame...i'll just watch mastermind instead...

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  23. Watched skyline, it sucked really bad. looks just like this movie so id expect the same. good review though .

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  24. You need to post some more cosmos articles. Come on i want to read some good stuff.

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  25. Just checking back for some Cosmos related news. And there isn't. Come on man.

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