Thursday Movie Picks #32: Alien Invasion of Earth

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Thursday Movie Picks by Wandering Through the Shelves returns on the first week of August highlighting Alien Invasion of Earth as the theme.

Actually, I’d love it more if there will be an inverse to this genre—Earth Invasion to Other Planet (Avatar does, but that’s all); but, that’s okay, here’s some alien invasion films that I like. 

01. Monsters (2010)

Gareth Edward’s pre-Godzilla monster flick goes very intense. Perhaps, the monsters from outer space weren’t the main attraction, but how human characters react to their invasion was superb! Read my short review on Monsters (2010)!

02. Slither (2006)

This is a 100% tongue-to-cheek homage to 80s horror films—an aggregation of B-movies bonanza and ridiculous black comedy. James Gunn nailed it with slickest aliens that turn people into some hungry-to-the-end creatures.

03. Pacific Rim (2013)

Not only Guillermo del Toro brought back memories to mecha genre; his biggest innovation is Kaiju—with size of no other aliens never made on screen previously. And, yes, they’re from sea-crust—that’s a nice idea of Earth invasion! Read my review about Pacific Rim!


So, that’s my picks, any thoughts to share?

16 responses

  1. Andrew Avatar

    OMG!!!! Slither is SO GOOD! I freaking love that movie. So underrated…gross…hilarious…exciting…everything I wanted it to be and more.

    1. Yeah, it has some genre-cliches but that’s what makes it awesome! Love that movie!

  2. Oh, I forgot about Monsters. Actually, I think I even forgot that the Monsters came from outer space. Good pick.

    1. Thanks! It was just subtitled in the beginning, so, it makes sense

  3. I have not seen any of these films although I have heard of the last 2. Monsters sounds intriguing

    1. Indeed all of them are intriguing in different way 🙂

  4. Slither is fantastic. Nearly chose it, myself. Not a huge fan of Pacific Rim, but it was decent. Need to see Monsters.

    1. Great you liked Slither and nearly liked Pacific Rim! Yes you should see Monsters!

  5. I really need to see Slither. Always wanted to. And Pacific Rim got great reviews. I am adding that one to the watchlist as well.

    1. You’ve got a pretty slick watchlist now 😉

  6. Interesting picks. I’ve never heard of Monsters but sounds interesting. I know the title Pacific Rim but the one friend I would have seen it with saw it on its opening weekend so I never looked into it further, I’m not even sure I knew the premise until now.

    I picked Slither too! For a film with such a gross premise it was very funny. I’m not much of one for this type of film and yet I had trouble narrowing mine down to three and aside from Slither ended up with The Hidden, The Andromeda Strain, Independence Day and original The Day the Earth Stood Still.

    1. Monsters and Pacific Rim are worth a watch if you like gigantic aliens. Pretty much of cult films you have there!

  7. Brittani Avatar

    Slither is hysterical. That’s an excellent choice. I haven’t heard of your first pick though. I may have to check that one out.

    1. True about Slither! Monsters is an witty alien movie, though it doesn’t focus on the alien.

  8. YAY on Pac Rim, high five Paskalis! 😀 I still need to see Monsters, heard lots of great things about it. I didn’t really like Godzilla though.

    1. High five Ruth! Monsters was a bit different from Godzilla; it was like a home-made movie but awesome (for me)

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