The Cutest Aliens In The Movies? VOTE!
Excitement is the purpose of most movies. And the possibility of curious life forms in an alternate universe provides the most thrilling elements in a science fiction movie.
From Ridley Scott to Rakesh Roshan, everyone has tried to explore the myth with success.
Although since they are not an identified lot, the extraterrestrial community is free for creative interpretation. While the ones in Alien, Prometheus or Critters range from creepy to gross, there's no dearth of delightful designs as well.
Take director Shirish Kunder's next release Joker for example.
In his Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer fantasy, he introduces a bunch of colourful outer space beings that appear to take inspiration from pumpkins and beans. Bottom-line, they look much too harmless and amusing to offend.
On that note, here's a look at some of the cutest aliens on screen.
Click through the slide show and vote for your favourite alien at the end!
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
In Steven Spielberg's classic fantasy about a 10-year old boy and his unique friendship with a friendly alien, left behind by his spaceship, the wide-eyed E.T. is an epitome of innocence and empathy.
Image: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The blue-skinned Jaadoo, with his diminutive size, big eyes and robotic voice is India's best-known alien.
His escapades with Hrithik in dad Rakesh Roshan's Koi...Mil Gaya, while clearly inspired by E.T., made a favourable impact on the box office.
Image: Koi...Mil Gaya
Be it Beetlejuice or Corpse Bride, Tim Burton is the master of eerie but loveable.
The filmmaker applies the same efficiency in making the furious Martians in his dark comedy a funny-looking lot.
Image: Mars Attack
Lilo and Stitch
Even aliens wear a pleasing face in Disney movies.
And so you can't blame a little Hawaiian girl to mistake a blue, mischievous koala-lookalike of a genetic experiment for a dog.
Image: Lilo and Stitch
Toy Story 1,2,3
The Little Green Men hailing from Pizza Planet rank among one of the many wonderful aspects of the Toy Story franchise with their pointy ears, three eyes and prominent antenna.
Image: Toy Story
The Will Ferrell voiced mastermind alien and wannabe evil of Metro City looks too blue and comical to pass off as bad.
And he looks anything but dreadful in his childhood album.
Even though there's no redeeming the crime kingpin from George Lucas's Star Wars films, Jabba the Hutt's slug-like alien with an enormous frame, hoarse babbling in Huttese and ridiculous expressions to threaten Han Solo are too much fun to despise.
Image: Star Wars
Monsters v/s Aliens
Here, the alien Gallaxhar, in all his inspired glory with multiple feet, a conical head, two pairs of eyes and dangling set of antennae, plays the villain with goofy relish.
Despite his ambition to destroy Earth and create a brand new one, it's hard to feel intimidated by someone so droll.
Image: Monsters v/s Aliens
An alien with a sense of humour and attitude of Seth Rogen, what's not there to love?
All the more so when he's accompanied by sci-fi geeks (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) on a road-trip adventure in USA.