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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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13 Comments

  1. SpiderLover
    August 17, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    So at first I thought this was one monster and now its several. Pretty creepy how much these things seemed to cause this much chaos in what seemed to be short time. At least I am guessing it is a short amount of time due to the clip.

  2. August 17, 2010 at 9:31 am — Reply

    “I wonder if the monsters are really us…” They always are Stephen, they always are.

  3. Brian G.
    August 17, 2010 at 9:56 am — Reply

    Cloverfield meets War of the Worlds, huh? Interesting. I’m sure it’s probably going to be awesome building up to it but meh once i see it.

  4. Wil
    August 17, 2010 at 10:31 am — Reply

    It looks and sounds more like a Jurassic Park and The Mist. Not really getting the District 9 comaprison. Has a bit of a 28 Days Later feel to it.

    As for the Monsters Are Us deal: why, because its set around the US Mexican/Border, Mexico is quaratined off from teh rest of the world adn current events are focusing on AZ’s Illegal Immigration problem? That those that support the AZ bill(like myself, a brown skinned American with Filipino ethnicity BTW). If there’s nothing to hide, why get your skivvies up in a bind? What part of Illegal is not understandable? Its not about race or human rights. Illegal is illegal. Mexico has its own ways of dealing with its illegals and its not pretty. Mexico shouldn’t talk and lecture the US about illegal immigration…they actually benefit from it.
    Don’t blame “Whitey”. Blame the Spaniard Conquistadors that tag-teamed with the Aztecs(who sold out the natives).

    As far as the movie: maybe the signals from the satellite were transmitted from the Aztlan Nation Rising(if that mythical land ever existed at all) radical racist movement like the Brown Berets, La Raza, ReConquista(sounds ironic and stupid at the same time), MEChA, etc, who all believe in the “Republica del Norte” and that AZ,CA,CO,NM,OR,TX,UT, & WA all belong to them. Perhaps thier orignal plan was to have these space creatures gather in Mejico, and have them invade Capitalist Whitey America and “Destroy All Monsters!”.

    • Dues
      August 17, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

      It was made in 2004 so I doubt it has anything to do with arizona.

    • August 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm — Reply

      Uh… the monsters are us is a common trope in many horror movies, and my comment has absolutely nothing to do with ANYTHING going on between the U.S. and our friends to the south…

      • Brian G.
        August 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm — Reply

        Wow … have to admit that this guy totaly missed the point of what you were saying. I understood it perfectly the first time I read it.

        If anyone wants to know more on the “The Monsters Are Us” mentality in a movie that has space creatures … check out The Day the Earth Stood Still … but PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, check out the original and not the remake. This movie could have these Tripod-y, ameoba-like aliens as their version of Gort.

      • August 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm — Reply

        He’s way off, Stephen.
        This movie is clearly about the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. You see, America’s that guy jumping off the ship, man. And the thrown truck, that’s Islam, man. And that quote from Mark Adams of the Sunday Mirror was totally the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

    • Russell
      August 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm — Reply

      The “if you don’t have anything to hide” argument could be made to justify any Fourth or Fifth Amendment violation. Fortunately, our forefathers valued privacy and liberty more than that.
      As to the “whitey comment”, the Spanish Conquistadors were “whitey.”

  5. Aldo
    August 17, 2010 at 11:21 am — Reply

    Wow is someone watching FOX???…

  6. Dues
    August 17, 2010 at 11:34 am — Reply

    Anyone else get a lovecraft vibe from the creatures?

  7. Erik
    August 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    Just going by that last scene with the truck being grabbed and thrown, I can’t envision the monsters really being us… but who knows. That looks very interesting. Definitely on my radar to see now!

  8. thedexter102
    August 19, 2010 at 6:50 am — Reply

    Looks like Cloverfield meets District 9. Speaking of trailers I saw the one for Suckerpunch the other day.

    I had some rather offensive words about it that I will now translate.

    “This looks like the biggest pile of Chavenist, stupid, boring rubbish since TF 2”

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