8 Movies Where Humans Totally Botched Meeting Aliens

4. The Government Traumatizes A Little Boy in E.T.


Let’s all just think for a second what E.T. must have said to the rest of them when he got in that ship. We’re lucky they didn’t rainbow on back and Independence Day the shit out of us ten minutes after they left. We were dicks to that alien and his little kid friends.

Sure, he might try to explain to them that not ALL humans were hazmat monsters inexplicably wielding walkie-talkies like there were guns, but are they going to listen to him? They didn’t even notice when they left him on Earth! He had to freaking call for a ride.


3. We’re Just All-Around Jackasses in District 9


I think, much like Elysium, this film is so allegorical that it’s also ridiculously unrealistic at the same time. Like any dystopia in movies, there’s no actual way we’d get to a point where aliens were just stuffed in camps and fed cat food because they looked kind of weird. Like, there are a lot of steps along the way that we’re missing.

It’s like how in The Hunger Games people are just angrily going along with this elaborate child-murdering measure like it’s this unavoidable way of life instead of continuously fighting tooth and nail. What’s to stop these aliens from just using all those guns and shit and just taking over a city? Is cat food really that good? My sources say no.

You got me. I ate cat food once as a kid.


2. Avatar


Ok. James Cameron, look… I am a fan. I love what you’ve done. You helped design the Predator alien and that’s like, huge man. I even like Titanic. Big fan of Titanic

But Avatar… I don’t know how to put it… Look. James Cameron, I totally get it. You’re old; you don’t want to leave Southern California if you don’t have to. I get it. Studios have air conditioning. But it just… wasn’t a good movie. It was a bad movie. I’m sorry. And I know this is like… so non-topical to say anymore, but you’re doing like five more of these so it can’t hurt, right?

You spent nearly $300M and invented new technology to do what Fern Gully and Pocahontas kind of did already for way less money in the 90s. You do remember the 90s right? Please tell me you remember the 90s.

And it took you like twelve years to do it to! Why did it take you so long? Why? It didn’t take you that long to make your good movies. Did you not see Dances With Wolves in all those years and think that maybe it’s a stupid thing to set in space? Oh wait, you knew that. You said it was Dances With Wolves in space. Were you just depressed? I just don’t get it.

You need to film something outside, with real people in it. Please, James Cameron…


1. The Men In Black Don’t Tell Anyone And Are Generally Terrible


This isn’t the first time I’ve gone off on these losers. They are losers, you know. All of them. They discover alien life, right? Aliens come down to Earth and say “Hi.” So they completely cover it up and make a deal with the aliens to use Earth as a neutral zone for like, whoever feels like showing up. A neutral zone is of course the area where – if there were a feud between two races – they could both duke it out.

In exchange they get Velcro and microwaves to sell to the Earth’s unknowing human race. So basically Earth’s first contact became a shakedown that helped no one but a bunch of dicks in suits and shitty looking aliens who could come here whenever they please and threaten Earth while the MIB tries to quietly handle it while keeping any knowledge from us.

They’re the Walter White of sci-fi.

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David is a video editor, writer, and movie fanatic. After graduating from Full Sail University he now spends his days in Western Massachusetts working as a freelance article and sketch writer, as well as a comedy workshop moderator for (Click Here to View David's work on He enjoys over-analyzing movies, punk rock, and referring to himself in the third person.

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