Monday, November 9, 2009

Visitors Should Always Be Feared, And Sometimes Mercilessly Slaughtered

Watched the first episode of the V remake over the weekend, here's my thoughts:

A remake of another alien conspiracy story from the 80's, this time in a serial format. V stands for Visitor, and they are an outwardly benevolent and peaceful race, here to solve all of Earth's problems, in exchange for some resource that they need, which is of no consequence to us. In reality they are actually lizard people that wear organic human suits, and have sent people to Earth to get into key positions of government to smooth the way for an eventual takeover/genocide/seriously bad things. So, that's the basis, the first episode was kind of a mess, obviously trying to squeeze as much of the basics into the first episode in order to get people coming back for the next episode, and in that respect it seems to have worked. I am certainly committed to seeing the second episode, and it seems that most of my fellow watchers are too. I think it would have worked out better if they'd had the first episode be entirely focused on the public facade of the V, and then kicking off the second episode with all of the conspiracy stuff, kind of like a sucker punch. Last thing, it really ruins it for me to hear them refer to themselves as "Vs", it's been awhile since I've seen any of the original series, but I thought they always called themselves Visitors, which seems like a more respectable moniker to adopt when you're trying to befriend the world.

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