I know exactly the anime sequence that I’d link this song to.

Sabotage, Beastie Boys

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, very well: it’s a montage.  Start with a not-quite apocalyptic America, after successfully fighting off an alien invasion. Cut to a scene a couple of geeks fiddling with the drive units of some smashed-up Invader vehicles, figuring out the mechanics, and reverse engineering it to make their own.  They use them, of course, to build metal wings and powered armor suits (like you do) — and then one of them pulls out a blueprint for an ornithopter*.  But they can’t build ’em; what do they do?

Next scene: a classic cars convention. The real old, souped-up stuff.  The kind where people turn hunks of rusting metal back into street monsters. The car people look all weathered and lined and noble as hell.  In fly the two geeks, with sacks of drive units and schematics.  They get a good reception. The car people start doing their car… things. Definitely something involving acetylene torches. Power saws.  Industrial stuff. You know where I’m going with this.

Final scene: on the horizon, a second Invader fleet begins its descent.  And out of the haze come the converted cars, now flying on humming dragonfly wings as battle-suited figures hang on to the sides.  Two by two, they jump off, hanging by cables in the rear until their own wings are fully operational and supporting them.  Then they disconnect the cables, ready their guns, and swoop down to the war.

The Invaders have no goram clue what the hell these things are.


I feel that this could work as a clip.


*It’s a damned word, Chrome.


  • 1_rick says:

    “I know exactly the anime sequence that I’d link this song to.”

    Justin Lin already did it for you.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      REALLY? Awesome. Where is it?

      • Moe_Lane says:

        Ah, right, the Star Trek movie. Dagnabbit, I was hoping for actual winged powersuits and ornithopters.

        • Rockphed says:

          Based on your description and my experience with a 4-year-old daughter, I think they would be better termed “fairy suits”. After all, fairies are terrific: they inspire terror.
          Now I need to go re-read Lords And Ladies.

        • 1_rick says:

          Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

          I liked Beyond better than most people, I guess.

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