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    Anyone see it in IMAX and normal 3D?

    Very good movie btw. Plot/story was rehashed but the rest made up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stony23 View Post
    why does it always have to be war? maybe a little peace for a change!
    After reading your post I then tried to come up with a movie that had aliens in it and was peaceful. I was a bit surprised to not be able to think of even one movie, so I googled it and still couldn't locate any

    Anyone know of a movie with aliens in it that does not involve some sort of conflict?

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    Star Wars!

    There's no alien conflict in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagel View Post
    After reading your post I then tried to come up with a movie that had aliens in it and was peaceful. I was a bit surprised to not be able to think of even one movie, so I googled it and still couldn't locate any

    Anyone know of a movie with aliens in it that does not involve some sort of conflict?
    E.T.?

    I guess you could construe it as conflict but... kinda not really?

    There's probably an alien based porno out there somewhere too. "Tentacle Alien strilkes Yamamoto University!" I guess that's conflict too though... damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidAgainstBully View Post
    Star Wars!

    There's no alien conflict in it.
    Actually there was. The empire had no aliens in their employ whereas the rebel alliance had loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Villageninja View Post
    E.T.?

    I guess you could construe it as conflict but... kinda not really?

    There's probably an alien based porno out there somewhere too. "Tentacle Alien strilkes Yamamoto University!" I guess that's conflict too though... damn
    Yeah I suppose ET to a certain point had very little actual conflict, but the implication if he was discovered by 'the government' was there

    Lots of japanese anime and non anime alien movies, but generally revolving around conflict

    Maybe it is because the writers / producers do not think a peaceful alien movie would sell. By peaceful I guess I am saying a movie based entirely on an alien planet (aliens + earth inherently = conflict) and adventures and stuff purely involving the aliens.

    Here is the question - would you go and watch a movie about an alien planet with amazing CGI and effects like in Avatar, absolutely no humans at all, and no battles or conflicts? But with lots of amazing spaceships, aliens, never seen before flora and fauna etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagel View Post
    Here is the question - would you go and watch a movie about an alien planet with amazing CGI and effects like in Avatar, absolutely no humans at all, and no battles or conflicts? But with lots of amazing spaceships, aliens, never seen before flora and fauna etc.
    It could work if there was some sort of romance thing going on. It's kind of hard to not have some sort of conflict in any movie. If there's no conflict there's really no movie. As long as you mean "physical" conflict like war and fighting then yeah it could definitely work but that would substantially change the plot and there'd have to be another reason for the movie to exist other than pretty visuals. It's beautiful but it's not beautiful enough to keep me captivated for nearly three hours with literally nothing happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagel View Post
    After reading your post I then tried to come up with a movie that had aliens in it and was peaceful. I was a bit surprised to not be able to think of even one movie, so I googled it and still couldn't locate any

    Anyone know of a movie with aliens in it that does not involve some sort of conflict?
    Coccoon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubatus View Post
    Coccoon?
    Almost. They have conflict at the end when they are being chased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Villageninja View Post
    It could work if there was some sort of romance thing going on. It's kind of hard to not have some sort of conflict in any movie. If there's no conflict there's really no movie. As long as you mean "physical" conflict like war and fighting then yeah it could definitely work but that would substantially change the plot and there'd have to be another reason for the movie to exist other than pretty visuals. It's beautiful but it's not beautiful enough to keep me captivated for nearly three hours with literally nothing happening.
    Yes no physical conflict is what I was driving at. Jubatas came close with Cocoon but they were still being physically chased and endangered towards the end

    It could be a movie about an alien race which has just developed a faster than light drive for it's starships, and using the information gained from unmanned probes sent out a hundred years earlier sets off into space and expands it's empire through colonization of empty (of civilized life) planets it has discovered, and the challenges and triumphs they have along the way

    No space battles, or forcing colonization on an already inhabited planet - these guys are very peaceful beings. But it would be interesting in the way they interact, the complete alienness of their thoughts and actions, and the stunning visuals possible over multiple worlds, spaceships, and the animal life they encounter, strange discoveries on these worlds, their own home planet and how it looks (ammonium atmosphere compared to oxygen for example giving it a very different look than earth)

    Although it is lacking a rigid 'storyline' as such, I think a movie like this produced using the cgi and effects from avatar with some solid directing could really be a blockbuster

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Chaz88 View Post
    Actually there was. The empire had no aliens in their employ whereas the rebel alliance had loads.
    Oh yeah.. darn.



    Oh and I just recently watched E.T for the first time, I didn't get why they didn't want the government to help them.. the kid crying is eyes out and interrupting the physicians that were trying to save his life kinda bothered me, especially when the movie made it seem like the kid was doing the right thing.

    Probably just me though, maybe I should rewatch it.



    Oh and 2001: A Space odyssey had an alien in it I think.

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