Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too Many Clues Too Early?

Site: BIGGANDYY
Article: So What Is 01-18-08 And Why Does It Hate The Statue Of Liberty?
By: biggandy

Over at trailer.apple.com and at their own website 1-18-08.com we have a new J.J. Abrams movie being previewed/promoted.

I am a big fan of the Alias franchise, not so much for LOST, so I am very curious about this movie. A side note that J.J. Abrams is to helm the new Star Trek movie coming soon.

But what about this movie? I have seen speculation that the critter is everything from Godzilla to Cthulhu. I believe a clue to the storyline is found at a website slusho.jp and clicking on the History button.

Here we get the story of the “drink” slusho and its inventor. The story goes that a world wide quest for the most unique drink ever made ended in the disappearance of Norinko and the family business left in the hands of her only son Ganu.

Ganu, not wanting anything to do with the family drink business, Ganu becames an undersea scientist. On one of his many scientific journeys he stumbles upon the very same unique ingredient his mother lost her life to find. In a dream (where he drinks the ingredient and grows to fantastic size) he gets the inspiration to add the ingredient to his mothers soft drink empire, now run by his cousin, to make the most unique drink in the world.

Does this mystical ingredient actually turn out to be the germ of Cthulhu, waiting to be loosed on the surface world? Is this just another run of the mill monster movie akin to The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms? It looks interesting, even though the mandatory “destroy the Statue of Liberty” scene is the first glimpse of this super secret movie.

Here is an update: zimm41 has this to say

Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”

So what in biblical mythology has connections to the slew of references in the trailer? The three great monsters.

In Jewish belief, Behemoth is the primal unconquerable monster of the land, as Leviathan is the primal monster of the waters of the sea and Ziz the primordial monster of the sky.

1) The first monster roar is accompanied by an earthquake (Behemoth)
2) The second monster roar is accompanied by a huge fireball (Leviathan, for it can breathe fire)
3) The third monster roar is accompanied by the flying Statue of Liberty head (Ziz).

Not convinced?

The guy who says “maybe we can get a better view from the roof” has the Slusho logo on his shirt. Slusho is a classic J.J. Abrams icon, and it has appeared in both Alias and Lost, which are his shows.

Slusho.jp has, by now, been confirmed as a part of the viral marketing campaign revolving around 1-18-08. Japan. Strangely enough, the character Rob, who is present in the trailer, was gonna fly to Japan a day after that party and the monster events.

Let’s have a look around on that site. Not all pages are accessible. But there is an odd feature about the pages that are available. The main page background is on land, the Downloads page background is on air, and the History page background is on sea.

Furthermore, the six buttons on the main page cause popups of various animals, namely a Horse, a Whale and a Bird. Behemoth, Leviathan, Ziz.
Maybe there is a Rampage video game tie in somewhere?
External Tags: , , ,