As much as I enjoy the blast of watching aliens rampage around Earth (or rather, the East coast of the United States), I know there are unanswered questions (or plotholes, depending on your point of view) about the show. Personally, I like the fact that we’re not spoonfed the whys and hows. There are no anchormen theorising why the aliens attack on morning shows, nor are there Presidents to give us a speech to “stay strong”. Gosh, the cliches! (Shudder)
Anyway, here are some of my theories:
Of course, that means spoilers ahoy!
♥ Why in the world did the aliens attack?
They’re jealous that we have reality tv and they don’t. Ok, ok, seriously – I believe it’s a terraforming project. They either want to make the planet theirs so that tripods can be fruitful and multiply or they view us as one giant cheesecake ready for plunder.
♥ Sure, but if the machines were buried millions of years ago, why did they strike now?
Well, this “buried millions of years ago” theory came from Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), and as far as I know, he isn’t in the inter-galactic intelligence agency. For all you know, the aliens have the technology to just teleport the suckers into the ground like, yesterday.
♥ But let’s say they buried it a million years ago …
Well, a successful invasion requires careful planning.
♥ But they’re not big on research, are they?
Doesn’t seem like it. I mean, you come to an alien planet, you should see if it’s suitable for you or whether water will melt you (Signs, anyone?). But maybe these aliens are too confident in their technology. Or maybe they’re just plain stupid.
♥ Why do they need human blood??
They’re relatives of Dracula. Actually, this one stumped me. But from what I could see, they seem to fill the tripods with blood which they pump out to the country side. Then, strange blood-red plant-like creepers grew on the ground. My sister say its fertiliser. But hey, maybe they need the iron in our blood to grow these plants.
♥ So, if they need the blood so much, why zap people?
Well, if you have a cool ray gun, you gotta use it on something. If their aim is to make the world theirs, I would think terrorising the populace and reducing their numbers would be strategy #1.
♥ Just how did Ray manage to drive through all those stalled cars?
He was very lucky?
♥ The aliens died such a lame death.
That’s the beauty. These creatures which possess such huge machines are felled by something so tiny. I love the fact that humans have nothing to do with their demise. It is a humbling thing: that bacteria succeeded where we couldn’t.
♥ Why is Robbie so annoying?
He should be out dating, but instead he’s stuck with an armageddon. With his dad and shrieky sister.
♥ How in the world did he survive??
You see, that’s not really Robbie … he’s a pod person! Yeah, I know. He should’ve stayed dead. At least he thanked daddy for what he did.