Dumb Idea of the Day: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens

Dumb Idea of the Day: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens

May 10, 2011

We can accept Alien vs. Predator (because it's a cool concept) and Monsters vs. Aliens (because it's a cute animated film), and even approach the upcoming Cowboys and Aliens with an optimistic attitude (have you seen its cast?), but we all know what Hollywood does when it spots a trend: It massacres the thing until all that's left is your crushed, wounded, movie-loving soul, and a half-eaten bag of Twizzlers.

With that said, please welcome Dinosaurs Versus Aliens! Deadline tells us that Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) has teamed with comic book writer Grant Morrison on a graphic novel and movie about dinosaurs who must defend their home turf against a whole bunch of invading aliens.

Yeah. We'll let that sink in for a few.

Says Sonnenfeld, "Growing up, my fascination was all things dinosaur, and as an adult, I've had some success making films about aliens, so this is a dream come true." A dream for you, but what the hell is this thing supposed to look like? Right off the bat you have to wonder whether there will be any dialogue, and if so -- who is talking to who? Do the aliens speak English? Deadline says the dinosaurs come equipped with "a lot more intelligence than previously realized," so does that mean the dinosaurs can talk? And if so, do we get Will Smith to voice the T-Rex?

We joke, but seriously now -- tell us how this movie can not turn out to be the most moronic thing you've ever seen? And when will Hollywood stop this whole Genre Versus Genre trend anyway? Are we really that far away from a film that's actually called Zombies vs. Monsters vs. Aliens vs. Vampires? (And am I wrong for actually wanting to watch that?)

What do you think? Does this look enticing to you?

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