Tuesday, 08 January 2019
There are many famous pest control scenes in the film, but none were as epic as the pest control scenes in Men in Black. For those of you that have never seen Men in Black, it is about aliens coming to earth in the form of cockroaches, sewer-dwelling creatures, humans, and other otherworldly creatures that invade the earth. The aliens even took the form of a pug, but the bed was the pest control truck that was being driven around by the alien disguised as a farm boy. The trucks resembled some of those being used by Phoenix pest control company that has a large fleet of vehicles servicing the state of Arizona. Pest control companies use large trucks to transport chemicals and pesticides used to treat properties that need pest control. In the movie Men in Black, the alien drives around in a pest control truck as a means of transportation. This was a great way for the writers to introduce pest related props into the story. A large portion of the movie revolves around the aliens infesting earth and taking over the bodies of various creatures including a giant cockroach. Pest control as a focal point in this movie was a great way for them to introduce the idea of pest control as a means to exterminate the alien life forms is a great way. The movie industry has long been fascinated with alien life forms, often resembling some of the creepy crawlers that exist here on earth. When some of the oceans deepest and creepiest insects are caught in fishing nets, it gives inspiration for new visual concepts of alien life form. When you look at magnified images of ants, cockroaches, and bees you can see where some film creators have drawn inspiration from. Looking back at some of the old Godzilla movies (Mothra Vs. Godzilla), there was inspiration drawn from giant moths and other incredibly large insects. Fast forward in time and there are movies like arachnophobia that revolve around the infestation of deadly spiders. Anyone who has a fear of spiders should watch that movie with shoes on. Then came movies about men that transformed into some of natures nastiest creatures. There was The Fly, Ant-Man, Mosquito Man, More Than Honey, and many other movies that were written with killer insects as the primary focus of the plot of the movie. As the superhero movie era continue, the Avengers have been leading the industry in box office ticket sales and they don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. We can look for other insect inspires films to be released in the coming years like The Scorpion King, The Nest, Bug, and infestation.