I really like this new thirty second UFC 144 promo. It’s clean, slick, it gets the job done. Even the idea of a giant Octagon invading Japan fascinates me, and I have to wonder what would be in store if this short commercial was turned into a ninety minute movie.
The disconcerting reality of a giant (I’m thinking District 9 size here) Octagon slowly moving across the land of the rising sun doing whatever it’s doing (collecting data?) would probably make for at least decent drama. Pouring out of the giant Octagon, thousands of smaller fighter Octagons would take on Earth’s combined airforce in a finale for the ages. Or the airforce could get wiped out early, but then that would be very Independence Day. If we have a movie full of giant and possibly to scale Octagons flying around and attacking Japan then we need a story arc that’s at least as original as the plot’s premise-which is Octagon’s invading Japan, if you don’t remember.
Eat your heart out Roland Emmerich, summer blockbuster 2016.