Ben 10: Alien Swarm
December 1, 2009
Hope everyone had as swell of a Thanksgiving with your friends and families as I did. While the football games were pretty awful (getting used to this lately, seeing as how the Lions are always playing on Thanksgiving), I spent some quality time with the family and packed on a few quality pounds of food. Helped teach my nephew Ryan (he’s 11) to carve his first turkey, too.
One thing that Ryan is a huge fan of is Ben 10. It’s a popular cartoon sci-fi series, and while I have watched a few episodes of it with him in the past and found them decent enough, I did think the first live action movie, Ben 10: Race Against Time was pretty painful to watch…so you can imagine I was less than excited to watch the sequel movie, Ben 10: Alien Swarm with him over the break. However, this movie seems to have a much higher budget than the first, and was actually quite enjoyable and actually had some impressive special effects, enough to impress this self-professed FX geek. Yes, the story was a bit predictable, but this is to be expected for a fun sci-fi movie aimed at younger crowds. Overall, good job…and of course, there was also some good music, as El-P’s “Flyentology” played in the end credits.
“Flyentology” is a great adrenaline-boosting jam, and I’ve heard it countless times over the past year while playing Fight Night Round 4. There’s just something about that lead-in hook that really gets your blood going, and the song to me is pretty obvious choice for music to pump yourself up. You can check out a clip of the song in the film below.