Life arrives just in time to offer itself up as a corrective to the critically-adored The Arrival—a movie everyone went gaga over, despite its ludicrous premise. I mean, let’s be realistic here: if/when tentacle aliens encounter humanity they’re not going to be all “Ooo…let’s all be friends and here’s the future history of your unborn daughter, because parenthood is the real awesome mystery!” Nope. They’re pretty much going to be, “RAWR! IMMA EAT YOU!” Life understands that.
Posts Tagged ‘octopus’
This week brought some interesting news on the cephalopods front. Slate ran an article on the intelligence of octopi. The article presents arguments that octopi are so smart that they actually play. This makes octopi akin to cats or dogs in intelligence, and doubtless when the polar icecaps melt and mankind evolves into gill-men, the octopus will replace the dog as man’s best friend.
In other news, the movie Eye of the Beast backs my earlier assertion that squid are jerks.
CNN reported today that a six-legged octopus has been discovered in the ocean somewhere. It may be a genetic deformity—I only skimmed the article—but the marine biologists who discovered it dubbed it “Henry the Hexapus.” Can “Perry the Pentapus” be far behind? I dunno, but this seems as good a time as any to review Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep, a Sci-Fi Channel original movie.