So I’ve been rewatching the Marvel movies over the past couple weeks in preparation for seeing Thor this weekend. Well, my rising excitement has culminated in my dreams with me watching the Avengers movie. Keep in mind that there is no trailer or any footage out there because they just starting filming this movie a couple weeks ago. Needless to say, I doubt this needs a spoiler warning.
I don’t remember much. In fact, I only remember one scene really. It seemed like a scene directly after an action scene. This scene centered on Thor, Captain America, and Bruce Banner (the Hulk). I’m guessing Banner had just hulked out due to the fact that he was wearing the classic torn up pants. He also seemed kind of down on himself and Thor and Cap were trying to cheer him up. I think it ended with them inviting Banner to go to the S.H.I.E.L.D. cafeteria with them.
There’s a couple things I find funny about this dream. The first being that the scene I remember had the 3 Avengers we haven’t seen on screen yet. I know there has been a couple Hulk movies but it was Mark Ruffalo playing the Hulk here who we haven’t seen as Bruce Banner yet. I love that my subconscious kept up with the recasting. The second funny thing is that this was a dream. My dream of the Avengers movie and instead of some awesome epic action scene, I dreamt about Thor and Captain America cheer up Bruce Banner by inviting him to lunch. While I could say that maybe deep down inside this is proves that I like the character moments in these movies more than the action but really, I think I just want to go to lunch with Captain America and Thor.
I think I need to lay off the comics for a while, this is like my second Marvel dream in 6 months.
So after getting up to drive Rachel to the airport at 6:30 in the morning, I came back home and slept some more. I ended dreaming that I was watching/living in the new movie called Sanctum which is coming out in a couple of weeks. There were a lot of commercials for it during the Packers game yesterday and I can’t help but think of that Futurama episode where Fry learns they can broadcast commercials into your dreams. I doubt the movie is going to be as crazy as my dream was though.
Anyway, the setting was I was sort of in the movie Sanctum. I was really aware of the movie which is why I’m not totally sure if I was in it or just watching it. Either way, there was cave diving and exploring which felt real to me. I remember getting to this one narrow point and then dropping and free-falling into some underground body of water (sort of like 127 Hours). That seemed to go on for a while and then we started to hear this growling. Suddenly I remember being excited to learn that there were monsters in this movie and at the same time scared cause I was sort of in the movie. After some hiding and avoiding them, they eventually appear before us. They looked like giant mountain lions but done with bad computer graphics. The lighting on them didn’t match the environment and they had that rubbery-lack-of bones movement. It’s pretty sad that I can have dreams in bad CG.
The encounter with the lion monsters didn’t last too long. The next thing I knew was that we had somehow gone down deep enough into the earth to discover another earth. It’s kind of hard to describe but this earth within the earth had its own land, oceans, sky and sun even. We were standing on this cliff watching all these groups of people below us. Apparently, these were all the cultures that had suffered from massive amounts of death. It was civilizations that sort of vanished from the earth or were wiped out by natural disasters. Actually, unnatural too cause all the jewish people from the holocaust were there too.
So, here was all the peoples from various times from our own earth all living in this inner earth and they were all pretty much still wearing what they did at their time on our earth. As we watched however, we noticed their were all fighting with each other. It was this like epic never ending battle between various groups of people from across time. As the battle raged on, we noticed that none of them could die either. They would suffer fatal wounds then get up moments later which led to the thought that this was actually a never ending battle since no side would suffer loses and give in.
This is where I woke up and started questioning the trailers and TV spots I have actually seen for Sanctum. If they are broadcasting trailers into my dreams, they are sending me some mixed messages cause what they are advertising on TV versus in my head are two completely different movies.
So in this dream I just had, some friends and I were like Scooby Doo and the Gang. There was no talking dogs or a mystery van but apparently we solved problems. Anyway, the dream picked up as we were defeating Michael Myers (from Halloween). The team was celebrating nearby while I was in line at a bakery (I assume buying a celebratory pastry). While I was in line looking through the glass case at all the various delicious delights, a cinnamon roll just disappeared before my eyes. It slowly faded away until there was nothing there. It was on a plate of cinnamon rolls and suddenly it would fade back in then another one would fade away. For some reason, this made perfect sense to me in the dream. I concluded that when we killed Michael Myers his soul got trapped in a plate of cinnamon rolls. Now he was just waiting to be eaten by someone so he could take over their body and essentially be brought back to life. This sounded like another job for our mystery gang! Unfortunately I woke up around this time which can only mean that Michael was resurrected by some poor hungry dream extra who happened to eat the possessed cinnamon roll. You’ve narrowly escaped my clutches yet again, Michael Myers, but next time I will destroy you for good and no cinnamon roll will save you.
All I can really remember about the start of this is feeling incredibly happy. I think I was in someone’s yard for a BBQ or party. I remember lots of bright saturated colors. Happiness and bright colors, that’s what stands out to me. Then I ventured around the corner of the house. There, on the bright green grass, was a murdered Sock Monkey. It was bleeding red yarn out the hole in its little chest. There was piece of paper laying on top of the “dead” Sock Monkey with a phone number on it. I was absolutely petrified of this image of a murdered Sock Monkey with a scrap of paper and a phone number on it. I remember turning away from it in the dream cause it bothered me so much and then I woke up. Within the dream it really freaked me out.
I can’t remember the situation or the cause of this world wide mechanical shut down, but that’s was the setup to this dream I had last night. Nothing worked, no computers, cars, iphones, nothing. The earth felt empty to me. There was a group of four of us (I can’t remember or didn’t know who they were) and we were making our way through the rainforest. For whatever reason, we had set out on foot for Brazil and were going to go to harbor there. We had it in our heads that everyone was living in Africa. Our plan to reach Africa was to make it to Brazil, push a boat out to sea, and float it over to Africa. I distinctly remember envisioning a huge cargo like vessel which we were concerned about being able to move it to get momentum enough to carry us to Africa (remember the engines wouldn’t work). In retrospect, why the hell weren’t we looking for a sail boat? Continue reading
I can vaguely remember a bunch of weird random stuff going on in my dreams last night, but what sticks out the most is my wife deciding I’d be Freddy Krueger for Halloween. Keep in mind that it is April and it was probably April in the dream. All I know is that even in the dream I thought it was a bit early to be deciding our Halloween costumes (she was going to be one of Freddy’s victims).
A couple things struck me as quite comical about this dream. One being that I’m dreaming about Halloween 6 months in advance (I guess it really is my favorite holiday). The second is that Freddy Krueger actually invaded my dreams like he does in the movies, but in a very non-scary way. It would be funny if this was Freddy’s new angle, creating Halloween anxiety 6 months before Halloween.
I’m struggling to remember the majority of this dream I had last night. I believe it had something to do with Halloween. Almost like there was a bunch of Halloween parties going on and this one central hub for them all. You’d start there and then venture to a party, then come back through and go to another one. All of the parties where Halloween themed though. It was sort of like the SXSW for Halloween parties.
What I do remember though, is finding this place with a cool dinosaur replica. It was basically a Tyrannosaurus Rex with like a shark fin on its back (Awesome I know!). This guy was going to charge us $14 to take a picture on it. A life-sized T Rex with a shark fin that we could climb on for photos? I was game! My wife hopped up on the back of the replica and I went to work on trying to frame a shot with her and the T Rex’s head. This was the most vivid part of the dream, trying to frame a cool shot. Then the replica suddenly came alive. It started moving its head around and roaring. For some reason however, neither my wife or I were that scared. In fact, I was more annoyed cause now I had to try to frame this shot with a moving dinosaur. It would move every time I had a nice picture lined up. It was infuriating! Who knew dinosaurs where so camera shy?
So in this dream I had; people were all talking about the bad economy. It was sort of like walking through a crowd of people that were all talking, but the only thing I could hear was; “Bad Economy” over and over again. Then I believe I was talking to a “friend” (I can’t remember who but they were my friend in the dream) and they started explaining to me why the economy was in the dumps right now. He said two words, the Hulk.
I was confused by my friend’s reasoning even in the dream so he set out to prove to me that the Hulk was responsible for the state of America’s economy. We went to this shopping district where a crowd of consumers where waiting for the place to open. Once the area open, every rushed towards the shops to start their buying. Not a minute goes by and suddenly the Hulk jumps into the middle of the shopping area and starts trashing the place. It was like he could sense that consumers where about to buy things and leaped into action to prevent them. He completely went to town on destroying the place. The Hulk was bent on preventing people from consuming.
I was with a number of people that found a safe spot to hide and watched the Hulk’s rampage. We quickly came to the conclusion that the Hulk was in fact responsible for the economy. How can people shop if the Hulk is always showing up and smashing things? The good news was that we had a clear cut cause of the problem; the Hulk. Now we went about thinking of solutions to stop the Hulk and save America’s economy.
Things begin to get hazy for me around here. I remember being with a group of consumers who camp up with this trap for the Hulk. We lured the Hulk into this giant tub-like structure then poured concrete into it. I remember being directly above the tub looking down as the Hulk reached up and the concrete (magically) hardened around him. There was a brief celebration but then the Hulk broke free and we were all scrambling to think of another way to stop it.
That’s about when I woke up. I liked the idea of there being a clear “enemy” of the economy. It allowed the group of us in the dream to focus our efforts on this one thing that if we stopped, would instantly save the economy by allowing people to feel save enough to go outside and shop again.
I love logic within dreams.