Posted 09 July 2005 - 03:00 AM
First of all, I loved the film, it was excellent, but I just had the odd problem with it here and there.
In regards to EMP, if I recall correctly, it was never identified that the lightning caused the EMP itself, but instead, it is highly likely that the aliens detonated an EMP bomb or some technological device. And yes, I understand the power that normal lightning holds, and its electromagnetic powers and such, but the EMP detonated doesnt have to be from the lightning itself. I actually researched EMP a bit, and found little specific information about protection. I don't believe simple turning off devices as someone else had suggested would be enough protection, as a lot of the cars were 'off' and their components were still scrambled. You would also think this intelligent race would have EMP bombed the entire world to ensure tis success.
The video camera, well, to make it to the exact site of a lightning strike that quickly, on foot, I would expect the guy was either an Olympic sprinter, or, well, a victim of a plot hole.
With bacteria and all, I only seem to hate the ending because of that one recurring fact:
This is meant to be a far more intelligent, supreme race
I think that they would have also visited the planet multiple times, because they have the power to do so without being detected, I'd expect at least. And perhaps that's what a lot of the 'sightings' tend to be?
Again, I love this movie[U], it was great.
Can someone clear something up for me, was the blood of our race the only source of energy/food for them? Because the way they fed the fields, and themselves [if you remember the scene inside the cages] was like they were solely dependant on us for a food source, in a very Matrix style way. Speaking of which, The Island is looking like a bit of a Matrix rip, no?
Oh Kentucky, you are so fuggin awesome...