Alien (un)Intelligence in Hollywood

I can’t help wonder why it is that Hollywood is constantly trying to convince us that aliens who can travel hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of light years to find us will be stupid. Movies that come quickly to mind are Independence day and, more recently, Oblivion but I’m sure there are many, many others (would love to hear you selection in the comments).

Is it wishful thinking, unbridled optimism, or some scientology plot (witness the stupid aliens in Battlefield Earth, written by scientology creator L. Ron Hubard)? Whatever the case, I wish hollywood would get over it, because I’m desperate to see something where the aliens aren’t some brainless CG props who exist only as a place hang flashy explosions.

Insight and longevity.


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