How can the human race ever hope to achieve friendship with alien races if it can’t even be friends with itself” (152). He has also wrote, “[t]he stories are about twenti[first] century man’s attitudes in a future universe. The stories are about us,” (155). The show can influence us to act a certain way. Researchers at Ohio State University “examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of … the characters as if they were their own - a phenomenon the researchers call experience-taking”(Libby, 2012).
Over the past few decades the ideas of aliens has morphed into a craze, that one has to ask themselves, “what is an alien?” With “aliens” being in Hollywood movies and roller coaster rides, what do we actually consider to be aliens? Is it a life form that doesn’t live on earth or is it a “little green man”(dictionary.com). The media has totally changed the perspective of what foreign life forms are. Making them almost unbelievable. The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve.
Throughout the film of ‘Avatar’, there are many issues and concepts displayed. These include the easy to see issues of racism and environmental destruction, and the harder to see issues such as heroism, colonisation and the use of technology and science and computers for the assistance in the destruction of the Na’vi people. The Na’vi clans were set on not letting anymore sky-people into Hometree. They believed that “We have tried to teach other sky people… it is hard to fill a cup that is already full.” This is said by the Tsahik, or the spiritual leader of the Omaticaya Clan. She is the mother of Neytiri and the mated partner of Eytukan, the Clan leader.
In order to create this power source, the scientists fire up this machine that accidentally create this portals to other dimensions, and as a result, the monster in Cloverfield is able to transport onto the Earth and wreak havoc on New York City. Although these movies are connected in their storyline, they also have many differences. These differences can be spotted by the way the movie is shot, the actors, and the conflict. Both movies were produced by J.J. Abrams. Abrams has also produced movies like the newest Star Wars trilogy and the new Star Trek trilogy.
Whilst referring to the attack the narrator uses the phrase “swept out of existence in a war of extermination”. This phrase uses emotive language such as extermination, a word commonly associated with insects and vermin, to convey to the audience the attitude and disrespect the British had for these “inferior races”. Whilst only a small section of the novel expresses his views on the situation, the narrator’s negative viewpoint allows him to use it as a key point in his question as to whether the Martians actions have justification based upon their circumstances. This idea of control over a large population is less of a focus in Edwards’ film “Monsters” though it is still a present concept. The group that has control in the film is the United States army, with the group they have control over being the Mexicans living in the infected zone.
Cohen breaks down popular and earlier modes of cultural studies by suggesting knowledge is not local and creates seven theses to help the reader to understand the cultures the monsters have created. The monsters that are mentioned are Aliens, Werewolves, Vampires, Frankenstein, Grendel, and the Boogeyman. The theses show off unique concepts. Such as: Monsters and their significance in society beyond the literal and imaginary and the cultural use of these monsters in literature and our media. The points are valid, they indeed represent the way cultures view and treat the idea of monster.
Another sure sign of the family’s survival was Bo’s obsession with water and its ‘contaminated’ taste. Bo’s constant rejection of water had accumulated glasses of water throughout the house, and had led to the survival of the family. The movie shows that the clear way to kill the Alien is to attack with water. Without the abundance of water around the home, Uncle Merrill may have not been able to defeat the Alien with just his baseball bat. Through these actions, it is proven that water is an Alien’s enemy.
And by having the film take place in South Africa, it calls up feelings regarding apartheid and colonialism. On the other hand, Avatar takes place in an exotic jungle on an alien world where humans are actually the aliens. This is probably the biggest difference between the two with Avatar offering an atmosphere of escapist fantasy while District 9 offers a dark, oppressive, and hostile
Norman’s creepiness is illuminated by lighting him from behind which draws the audience to view and focus in on his reactions as the car is sinking, stalling the car a bit, then sinks again. Also Hitchcock manipulated us to feel empathy to Norman as we never want him to be catch, same scene at the shower when Norman was cleaning the blood. It make you fear full for the villain The scene where Lila finds Norma bates and reveal the plot of the movie, the director used a perspective point of view to create suspense and horror to make scene scary. Also when Lila hits the light creates that flickering feel of lighting to make the scene more dramatic. However, Hitchcock played with the high key lighting in a different way to border his characters flaws and expose them, which is a fear that we all have and can relate; having our darkest desires held up to the light for the world to see.
As a result of this, they believe the Heptapod’s are hostile, and they turn hostile themselves. These issues escalate the conflict into an unwarranted war waged on the aliens. The movie goes on to show how this conflict is solved, and all it takes is a person to take on the role of a bridge between the two cultures and approach the other side with an open mind. Despite being a movie about an interaction between unlikely sides, Arrival has an important message to deliver about any intercultural communication for those who are willing to hear it: Do not let your fears dictate your actions, keep away from preconceived ideas, and keep an open
I will also tell you the difference. The biggest difference is that District Nine is a work of fiction and District Six is the truth. District Nine is worked off of what happened in District Six, but District Nine is about Aliens and how people were tired of them being on earth. While District Six is about the Minorities