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£9.99 thats crazy talk
throw two of them away.
but thats still a bargain at £6.99
Alien³ and Resurrection, but:
* Resurrection is quite good
* the cut of Alien³ on the boxset is damned good
* Aliens is a fucking travesty, and almost as bad as AvP
a lot more happens in that than Alien.
Alien is creepy, tense and brilliant.
Aliens takes all of that and fucks it out the window.
because she goes through this extreme fear of the reliving the horrors of the first film, THEN SHE KICKS FEARS FUCKING ASS! so there.
Fuck that shit.
In the first one the Alien is relentless and unstoppable. In the second one, there are bloody hundreds of them that just get shot down. Yes, it makes for a great action film, but it's a shit Alien film.
"Oh what's that in the dark?" cast picked off one by one, has been done so many times, just because it's in space with an alien doesn't make it any better!
The acting, the direction, the script and the design do.
the story takes too long to get going properly and it's essentially exactly the same as any slasher movie except it has an alien.
It's atmospheric as hell, and has far more going for it than just shock and horror. Unlike slasher movies.
the relationship between Newt and Ripley is touching as she lost her own daughter and Ripley over-coming her fear to kick it's ass, and the Queen alien was a brilliant idea, giving an explanation for all the eggs seen in the first film and just generally is pretty scary.
big lumbering thing that hardly moves at all that suddenly becomes fast and nimble when the chase is supposed to happen.
Fuck that. I don't expect these things to be even remotely realistic, but a modicum of sense isn't too much to ask.
because it had the egg sack thing, then it tears it off and races after her!
It's not like queens get much excercise. They just lay eggs. This one was no different - how did it suddenly manage to rush around so fast and where did it get the strength to haul itself up?
It's just idiotic. And this from a supposedly intelligent series of films.
they all seem to have extreme strength anyway, why should the Queen be any different?
she clearly wasn't using them
she could've been exercising off screen for all we knew.
we need to end this argument.
but you have yet to deal the killer death blow that will win it for you.
*killer death blow*
it's deadly from a hedgehog, it's spiky and stuff....yeah.
slasher movie with shocks n stuff....it is THE slasher movie....it has perfect timing and delivery of shocks. This film and 'Psycho' are really the only slasher movies that you need to see, because all others try to recreate the shocks but cant quite manage it with such tension and not insulting the viewer. Alien introduced the best film monster ever.
The sets were fantastic, high technical art, the direction near perfect. At the time it was released late 70s its look was the cutting edge (although you might now nitpick cos effects have moved on, but that shows what a skillful direction and editing job was done on it....not to show that its just a bloke in a rubber suit.
The acting is really quite understated and fantastic.
Having said that i liked Aliens for completely different reasons.
When all is said and done, i love any Alien film as long as the aliens look good....cos they are the best monster ever.
Ridley Scott is a seriously good director....Blade Runner and Alien convinced me he was a genius
if aliens had been in a similar style to the original we would now be on Alien 8: Ripley takes Manhattan.
There is very little difference between Alien and Halloween (just talking about the original here) as films. Both classics of late 70s horror with great direction, the difference is in how the sequels were approached.
but it's different enough to give the whole thing a new and decent spin. As such, I think it's the only one of the sequels on a par with the original.
I did hate AvP, though. Can I be allowed back into society for that?
Aliens is awesome.
1. Lance Henriksen
if you hadn't said resurrection was quite good. You shot yourself in the foot there.
It was the first Alien film I saw. I'm sure it would have been a massive disappointment if I'd seen it after Alien and following such a long wait.
I still don't see why people hate it, though.
it would seem better but it just sits wrong in such good company. Saying that i always liked Alien 3, even before the new cut.
because they are such polar opposites. A straight sequel would have been dull.
vive le difference
it's an abortion
But I really can't see what everyone has against it.
According to my dad, the version of Alien 3 on this is better than the original.
correct, its a LOT better , different cut
in the different cut?
if they're knocking £60 off the price...