Earthling Cinema: Aliens Review Fight Club as a Relic from a Dead Civilization

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 11:49AM
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 11:49AM
Earthling Cinema: Aliens Review Fight Club as a Relic from a Dead Civilization
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Watch the first episode of Earthling Cinema, in which an alien named Garyx Wormuloid analyzes both the artistic merits and historical significance of an artifact from a society of relatively primitive creatures called humans, whose entire planet was destroyed long ago:

 

 

The Youtube description reads: "Welcome to Earthling Cinema, where we examine the last remaining artifacts of a once-proud culture and try to understand what human lives were like before the galactic civil war that destroyed their planet."

 

The premise for the show is hilarious, although the video itself may not take advantage of it as much as it could. A few of the "aliens think humans are ridiculous" jokes are funny, especially "the filmmakers forgot to give him a name" and "he then discovers that he and Tyler Durden are the same person, as human brains are primitive and occasionally malfunction." There's a bit of larger cultural commentary in there, too, particularly the comment, "You may think this is a movie about punching, which wouldn't be a bad guess, as human movies are almost always about punching," which is accompanied by a disheartening montage. A lot of the video is a straight review, and, to be fair, it's an astute one, with Wormuloid discussing Fight Club's critique of the evils of capitalism and American materialism. They possibly could have gone farther with the premise and made more jokes about the things that might puzzle aliens about human beings, but it's funny, so we'll keep watching.

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