Zeppelin versus pterodactyls? That would be a freakin’ sweet movie. I’d probably watch that. No, I’d definitely watch that. A blimp facing off against a flying reptile? There’s so much right about that premise that no amount of wrong can compromise its entertainment value. Well, unless whoever directed Crossover got the directing nod for some reason (ahem – Preston A. Whitmore), but that’s unlikely. So yeah, dude, I’d so watch this movie. A dirigible going head-to-head with a dinosaur? Man, that’s so awesome. What a combination. Zeppelin versus pterodactyls. Wow.
Those were my thoughts. I could not for the life of me tear myself away from the magnificence, the spectacle, the sheer cinematic genius that combination – zeppelin and pterodactyls, just in case you forgot – would afford its viewers. The poster even throws in a biplane for the heck of it, just to make sure those whose pants haven’t been soaked in their own excitement-induced urine don’t remain clean and dry much longer. This is like the stop-motion photography, lost-continent genre movie equivalent of Jordan versus Bird (the poster would include Sir Charles as the biplane), or Lohan versus Duff circa 2003, except a thousand times more epic.
So all that got me thinking – what other combinations would have this awe-inspiring, mindhole-exploding, blowing-in-an-unmistakably-away-direction, face-melting effect on people (namely: me) solely based on the sheer spectacle potential (S.S.P.)?
This is a preliminary list of such combinations:
- The RMS Carpathia vs. Meerkats
- Skyscraper vs. Fire hydrants
- Obesity vs. Lyme disease
- Ladybugs vs. Protozoa
- Globalization vs. The love between a man and his collection of novelty lunchboxes
- Stalin vs. Nuns at a Convent
- Hoover Dam vs. Salmon
- Electricity vs. Despair
- Locomotive vs. Beavers
- Rounded edge vs. Corners
- Blue Whale vs. Segway Scooters
What combinations have the highest S.S.P. for you?