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dk

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Posted Dec-01-2017 12:06 AM

It seems your esteemed company will be aquiring the rights to several FOX movies/series. You have proven to be a juggernaut (;) )of a company. History proves it. More power to you and congratulations if the deal happens!

I have only one humble request. It seems you will aquire the rights to the Alien franchise. You obviously have deep pockets and probably want movies to please audiences. You should and probably know that the Alien franchise has never been a huge money maker but has a very loyal and rabid fan base. Honestly, Sir Ridley Scott has more years behind him than ahead of him and he has a vision of what the franchise should be. Please listen and support him to bring his true artistic vision to fruition. He has done a few movies in his time and you would probably be pleased with the results he could bring if allowed to do so.

Thank you for your time.

Respectfully,

dk

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14 Responses to Dear Disney

dk

Dec-01-2017 3:03 AM

Help me out here!

ignorantGuy

Dec-01-2017 3:19 AM

How can one help you? Even Sir Scott changed his vision in 5 years. But fine, please Disney, pour your money into Scott and his clique! Surely they will please the every hardcore fan with enough money.

dk

Dec-01-2017 3:55 AM

red0guy How can one help you? The statement was a request for others to draft letters in a similar fashion. I should have made myself clear and I apologize for any confusion.

Most of us are skeptical with good reason. I am attempting a different approach. The deal seems imminent and we have no say. May as well be pragmatic imo.  I guess the end game, as meaningless and futile as it may be, is to draft a letter with help from members. Surely there are way better wordsmiths than myself.

 

Ati

Dec-01-2017 8:25 AM

dk - I like your letter. :)

This is the beginning of a beautiful future.

I'm sure Scott will give us a breathtaking Alien war movie.

dk

Dec-04-2017 10:29 PM

...or they can just troll us with stuff like this.

daliens

Dec-04-2017 11:59 PM

Thanks for the letter, dk.

You have my support.

It may be a good idea to even send our letters to Disney when the takeover is confirmed,  kind of pestering Andy Dufresne did in Shawshank Redemption. 

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"

Ingeniero

Feb-16-2018 9:21 AM

Disney,

I respectfully ask for an Alien: Covenant sequel update in the form of a date that it will be in the theaters? And may we please have a trailer for this film.

Thank you. 

I Moon Girl

Feb-17-2018 3:33 PM

I agree.

The main reason why is in example #1... The Force Awakens.

Even more so in example #2... The Last Jedi.

And slightly with example #3... Rogue One.

I can just tell Disney is involved in the first two examples.  I can barely tell in Rogue One.  Still, I can tell in all the Star Wars movies (yet, barely in Rogue One).

The problem I have with it is that these Star War movies are losing there story and are aimed at appealing to the masses.  Disney likes to play certain cards that they think are the Ace of Spades, yet it's getting old and repetitive.  It's like... there's that joke again.  It's just now it's in Star Wars instead of some children movie.  I feel like the new Star Wars goal is to appeal to the younger audience.  If the whole movie ain't based around that, there is at least some part in there that is trying to appeal to the younger audience.  I saw Star Wars as an adult film. 

This is obvious in Example #4... Return of the Jedi.

I think Return of the Jedi established with hard evidence that Star Wars is an adult film.  At the very least, it is aimed for the 15+ crowd.

It seems the new Star Wars are dumbed down to appeal to everyone.  The original and even Episodes 1-3 embody complex relationships among the characters in themes such as love, friendship, loyalty, lust, and betrayal to name some that come first to mind.

Lando is one of my favorite characters of the Star Wars franchise.  This is because of the how the Star Wars books portray him.  I love his gambling problem.  Han has a "gambling" problem per se as well.

Of course, what happens to Han in The Force Awakens?  He starts his conning in the beginning only to later be... SPOILER... supposedly killed.  No more gambling or conning people.

Where's Lando?  No gambling or betraying people.  In short, in the words of Leia... no "scoundrels".  I love the scoundrels in Star Wars.

I think we're lacking debauchery in the new Star Wars movies and in place of that, we get tons of humor, overly cute creatures, and dumbed down character lines.  In the new Star Wars, it seems a good, smart character can even be forced to do stupid things all because of The Force.  A problem with these "stupid things" is with the way they are introduced into the film. 

So, if we can take the Star Wars franchise as an example where the Alien franchise could go (which I am), I'm very scared for the Alien franchise.  I would rather have a bad Alien movie than a world popular Alien movie because everything will just be better.  The Last Jedi broke so many records at the box office (and it was a good movie), yet I feel like it is manly because it is a Star Wars movie.  Yet, Disney will probably be making more like it because it was such a financial success.  It's to late to be worried about the Star Wars franchise now, though.  The damage is done and it's just gonna keep on comin'.

I really do hope the Alien franchise can survive Disney.  I'll sign the petition with ya dk!

dk

Feb-17-2018 3:59 PM

I Moon Girl I think Empire Strikes Back was the darkest and more mature of the original trilogy. Episode 1 was when I noticed it was appealing to a younger teen emo angst crowd. It also went heavy with the cute creatures and humor as you stated. 

Star Wars was always more wholesome adventure to me and was kid friendly from the start.

Alien is a whole other thing. It was never little kid friendly and most of the dark humor was pretty adult. I like to think Disney knows the difference and will proceed accordingly. At worst I can imagine an AVP vibe which I am not entirely against. 

BigDave

Feb-17-2018 4:45 PM

I hear you DK ;)

But failing that Request maybe we can get a R18 Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, or Beauty and the Beast with HR Giger for input Rest his Soul ;)

But seriously i do think Disney need to look at the Alien and Predator Franchise and realize they are movie franchises unlike what they have..... and they should aim these at Cert 15 year olds or higher.... we dont need Sci-Fi Popcorn for 12 and unders ;)

When those 12 and under reach 16+ they will thank us ;)

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

BigDave

Feb-17-2018 4:58 PM

@I Moon Girl

I dont think Star Wars was aimed at 15 year olds, i think its a Family movie of the 70's and 80's genre thats being a bit more Flash Gordon as opposed to a The Never Ending Story... both great movies by the way ;)

My problem with Star Wars is that since they released the DVD versions, they added the odd CGI and the odd Goofy kind of Characters and moments that just never fitted within the old Star Wars Franchise, Star Wars aimed at giving us some more Indian Jones 80's Family Fun rather than Mac and Me and ET kind of Fun....  So i feel the added Goofy additions that are not misplaced from a Pixar Studios Flick are not necisary for Star Wars.

Sadly they continued this with Phantom Menace.... but they kind of tried to go back to the feel of the Originals with Attack of the Clones and the Revenge of the Sith.

It appeared The Force Awakens kind of trod the path between a Phantom Menace and a Revenge of the Sith... but the Last Jedi took the lets add children's Pixar Characters to the extreme a bit....

ROGUE ONE was a testament to how to please the old faithful, yet i guess when trying to attract a new wave of fans, it was a bit Dark.....  but i just feel the Force Awakens and The Last Jedi seemed to be aimed at the 12 and unders too much.

But i certainly agree with your post... ;)

I think we can worry with Disney that they will go the fail safe formula of Xenomorphs and Ripley instead of offering us something New and Fresh.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

dk

Feb-17-2018 11:01 PM

Star Wars- unlike Alien was all about merchandise too as Yogurt pointed out in Space Balls. Space Balls the Movie, the poster, the shirt, the lunch box etc.

BigDave

Feb-19-2018 2:55 AM

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

BigDave

Feb-19-2018 3:32 AM

I have said this a number of times on here,  and what DISNEY need to Realize is that the Ownership of the Alien and Predator Franchises, gives them a different take on Sci-Fi that can be aimed at a different Demographic than to cater for the under 13's

These Franchises should go back to their Very Serious Roots as far as the First Movies go, i think we need to allow these Franchises to be Marketed at the 15+ year olds.

This gives Disney a different Market to compete in, should Disney attempt to open the Franchises to a 12 year old Audience, then i think they drastically have to cut a lot out, and basically reduce the Franchises potential...   by having even less Horror and Gore than even the Sharknado Franchise lol

We have to hope they realize the Franchises of Alien and Predator give them something different and marketed towards a different demographic than what a lot of Disneys Library already does.

I do think we could be more likely to see a AVP Reboot than any Alien movie any time soon, especially if The Predator does not fare well.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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