Monday, 9 May 2011
There just aren't enough lists about the best blue people in movies, and I thought I would do my very best to change this. Of course, there will be lots and lots and lots of blue people I have missed out. 'Green' has always been the skin colour of aliens and otherly things - and blue is very much the new green.
In fact, looking at the list, it is interesting to see how many blue characters in the movies are (a) marginalised and (b) excellent jazz musicians. One can't helping feeling that 'blue' might be used to represent 'black' in sci-fi movies. Same stereotypes, different colour.
1. The blue monster in MONSTERS INC
He's not really a person, he's a monster. But they spent ages on the CGI of his fur and his fur is really lovely and fluffy and blue.
2. The blue meanies in YELLOW SUBMARINE
Remember them? They were an army of music-hating creatures who were terribly, terribly mean. Who could hate music? But they're beaten by the Beatles and the ones that don't run away and up staying to be lovely happy music-loving blue people in Pepperland.
3. The blue singer in 5TH ELEMENT
No-one could forget this lovely blue lady, she of the tentacled head and powerful pipes. After a nice alien classic rendition of something alien she goes into a manic musical episode which blows you away the first time you hear it. Some people hate this movie - I love it as an example of Luc Besson's stronger excesses. Also, this alien singer has blue blood, which takes it to another level.
4. The blue people in AVATAR
Oh. My. God. Never mind the whole 'Pocahontas in Space' debate, valid though it is. These people are SO BLUE.
5. Max Rebo - blue musician in STAR WARS
Max Rebo, whose real name was Siiruulian Phantele, was a popular musician and head member of the Max Rebo Band. He was there before AVATAR. He is the best and the bluest of all.
The band in the Cantina, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, were probably the best musicians in STAR WARS. But they were not blue.
Posted by Madgestic at 01:34