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...stop it, you're not fooling anyone.
if memory serves.
the most hilarious thing is he's got no problem with the events at the start of alien 3 making a mockers of aliens , but apparently alien resurrection destroyed and disrespected the ending of alien 3. what a troll
Hellraiser 8, why pinhead needs to be replaced by a younger model.
with the soundtrack and Fincher's distinctive imagery, you can see why there are apologists. in a way i'm an apologist, but not to the extent that i'll claim it's a good film.
^ sampled by Burial on Untrue, fact fans
The original concept sounded really interesting, and Fincher has gone on to show that he is amazing at making well paced and incredibly gripping thrillers.
But for reasons that are well documented, neither of those two factors were allowed to spread the wings, and the result is a compromised mess.
It's not awful, but it's not very good either
that it should be absolute solid gold.
in a different environment was never going to be anything but a less than sparkling sequel, however you dressed it up. It needed a new angle.
The only reason I rate Resurrection as highly as I do is (for the most part) it finds that angle in providing a seam of dark, French humour.
i can't tell
i have to start somewhere though
and you were complaining
I.e *people complain that sequels have too much violence but this didn't and still people didn't like it*
No people didn't like it because it wasn't very good
I wonder if he'll defend either of the Alien Versus Predator films.
Actual film, not so much. Less said about the second one the better.
Quite liked the basic premise as a bit of a series change, shonky as hell alien FX shots mind you. At least it's nowhere near as bad as Resurrection.
The documentary is more enjoyable than the film itself though.
mythology explored in the comics, in that different host species create different versions of the xenomorph.
There's a part of me that's kind-of impressed that anything vaguely came out of the clusterfuck of the production process behind it, but more than that I just think it's a rather good standalone film. It's really unpleasant; it starts off on a bleak tone and really just gets progressively worse. I like the distinctive look of it; all gunmetal gray chains and long shadows in orange light. It's the last film where a single alien proves a valid threat (after which they were turned into silly cannon fodder). And it manages claustrophobia, which is a good thing for a horror film to pull off.
The worst things about it are its links with the other films and the occasionally-awful CG.
he sure gets around
Would it? Really? I've no idea how that would have worked?
Were the aliens actually termite hybrids?
that's why they built their nests out of their own ming.
not jump like a xbox kinnect game but jump cause it was scary.
rather than just something you sprayed around like a nutter.
that looks loads like it. It's supposed to be nails.
the swan dive killed it, for sure.
but it's got some good elements I think.
But it's a shocking mess.
and then it's perfectly passable. Compared to AVP2 and it's Citizen fucking Kane (or timeless classic of your choice).
I admit to enjoying the extended cut after watching the making of, with the background of how badly it had been made first. I think everyone knows now that it should have been brilliant but too much compromise and hype killed it before release.
damned with slight praise.
solely on its own terms, it's a poor film. just watch that 'climactic' chasing-expendable-prisoners-down-the-tunnels scene. awful stuff.
the writing was crap in general
the acting was crap
the dialogue was crap
the fight between the predator and alien in the 1st AvsP film was totally anti-climactic
most of the action in AvsP2 was unwatchable due to everything being so dark.
the 'friendly' predator angle in both was mishandled.
the story didn't make any sense in either of them
There were a number of AvsP comics they could easily have used as the basis for rebooting both franchises using AvsP as a crossing point. But instead, they decided to remake the beginning of raiders of the lost ark and critters 2, respectively.
Both of these films made me very very angry as you can tell. Well, not really, /that/ angry, but I've had a shit last hour or so and I shall vent until i don't feel the need to stab folk any longer.
as you can probably tell.
so for me it was like remaking the godfather as a sitcom with nothing but ex members of boy bands from the late 80's-mid 90's as the cast.
Ben from Brother Beyond: You... have offended... the family!
Colin from A1: Ayyyyy fuggettaboutiiiiiit...!
Ben from Brother Beyond: You... must... pay...!
(Dave from Northen Line produces a sledge hammer and goes to work on Colin from A1's knees)
Colin from A1: Owww. Owwww. Arrrrgh!
(Enter Neville from Color Me Badd and Tony from East 17 with a nailgun and a bag of cement)
good point well made.
Dave Fincher is a bit of a hack
Vasquez and Drake were recruited from juvenile prison where they were serving life sentences. http://weyland-yutaniarchives.blogspot.com/2010/09/viva-vasquez-starlog-janette-golstein.html
The second one was clearly the best.
with that, I yield
the first was like great horror
the second was a great action flick
the 3rd was a great maudlin nihilistic flick
the 4th was quite horrible in a gleeful way
avp1 could have been so muc scarier, but they blew it somehow into making it not scary at all
preditor1 was fun
preditor 2 was possibly even more fun
he's from 'the other side'
is meant to be a downer film, nothing is good, everything is s***, its great at that, its meant to be irredeemably bleak, its about the place that Ellen RIPley. Dies in, how is that meant to be upbeat?