Isn't that sort of the premise of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, though? That the boring shithole existence on earth is representative of the whole universe?Iain Banks had a character in one of his books pitch a movie idea - aliens as tourists (the 'elite', which brings to mind retired rockstars and dotcom billionaires), coming to see the eclipse (because - according to the character - our planet is one of the only ones with a perfect lunar eclipse).
I think that could be an interesting setup. The story of a shallow alien who comes for the thrills, and the slow, horrible realization that this kind of utterly mundane and familiar motivation is in fact all there is out there.
Kind of an anti-Lovecraft. We have seen the alien, and understood it completely.
This is even scarier than terrors unutterable and Actually Kind of Droll.
Or to flip it and reverse it [backward 2X]. What about that episode of the Twilight Zone, _How to Serve Humans_. The human existence is as such "mundane" only to ensure that we most tenderly accept being properly served, without tension or resistance. We would not want to spoil the meET.