Thursday, 26 March 2009

Aliens will be destroying Paris this summer

Americans love Paris, and hopefully Paris loves them right back. Why then is Hollywood is currently planning the city's destruction... by ALIENS?

In the trailer for new movie G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra a large green fart (?) eats away at one side of the Eiffel Tower and makes it crash into the Seine. Darn that cassoulet!

Then the trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen goes one better. One shot has two fireballs speeding over the place de la Concorde and past the Eiffel Tower - now conveniently situated next to the Madeleine (er, it's actually on the Left Bank, Hollywood doofus)...

...then the following shot has the fireballs coming past the Eiffel Tower (again!) and hitting a not-very-Parisian-looking building.

I'm guessing the double shot of the Eiffel Tower - defying both geography and the laws of physics - is to ram home to 12 year-old Transformers nerds that the attack is happening in Paris. In France. Paris is in France. Oh forget it.

Amusingly, the French title for the film is simplified to "Transformers: Revenge", which I imagine is what France will have one day by making a film where the Hollywood sign is smashed to pieces by giant spinning baguettes and berets.

Visual proof of the damage done below.

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