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Why Aliens Is Good

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Feb-20-2018 1:15 PM

You know why Aliens was good? It's like a zombie movie with Aliens. An infinite number of things that you can kill. R. Scott needs to step aside and a horror director needs to take his place. Or at least James Cameron. I don't see why the studios aren't looking at their best example of the Alien franchise and trying to rehash it's premise like they usually do. Multiple characters in distress surrounded by things that wand to kill you or turn you into one of themselves (hence Zombie bites/Facehugging). 

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Feb-20-2018 10:58 PM

"You know why Aliens was good? It's like a zombie movie with Aliens. An infinite number of things that you can kill."

If you like zombie movies you can look elsewhere. There is enough senseless crap about infinite number of things that you can kill.

One of the many reasons I don't like Aliens is because it's so dear to the redblooded redneck NRA supporters, to quote from a scene written by JC for Avatar, that was cut from the final film:

"TROOPERS issue automatic weapons and magazines to a long line of mine workers. The miners lock and load like the redblooded redneck NRA supporters they are."

After finished watching Aliens I could just throw it away with the empty bag of popcorn.

"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!"


Feb-20-2018 11:34 PM

I love Aliens, but I took this thread as a comical troll :D

Haven't seen a decent troll since the short tenure of id the Pennywise guy. In fact, hmmm.......


Feb-25-2018 3:50 AM

id love to see what Del Torro would do with the prequels


Feb-25-2018 1:08 PM

Welcome MS and congratulations on your first topic.

I do understand your point regarding the zombie movie comparison. Many have put Aliens in a class by itself because it was so different from the other Alien movies and it was a slow burn then full blown continuous action/horror film that could stand alone. They, in my opinion, have a point.  

I'm not a big fan of James Cameron personally but I recognize he has made great fiction films.

So, I say, throw all resources behind Ridley Scott and let him develop a broad-based DNA (prequels) for future directors to have more story capital to build on for continuity. I thought Ridley Scott was wonderful with Alien: Covenant so it is a slanted opinion on my part (he should have included David's notes somewhere in the film though). 

Long live Ridley Scott.

I can say that there are things Cameron did in Aliens that I did like a lot.

It starts and ends with Bishop's part in the story and I did like the Colonial Marines. Apone was great with "it's time to die" and Ripley taking over Gorman's duties when he collapsed emotionally was also a good part of the scene after Gorman had a smug look on his face telling Apone to "saddle up". Who doesn't like Hudson and Hicks?

Bishop taking the gun from Vasquez and handing over the gun to Ripley before crawling in the pipe was great directing. Lance Henriksen did so well in Aliens and Alien 3.

While I am definitely not on the same page as Carter Burke politically, that didn't affect my opinion of the film. 

I haven't read about James Cameron's NRA quotes in Avatar above nor am I aware of the "redblooded redneck NRA supporters" love for Aliens daliens. A director's view of a potential political affiliation of exoplanet miners didn't bother me too much.

I wanted to see redblooded Carter Burke's internals painted all over the walls after he released the facehuggers on the sleeping women and it was nice to see him cornered and greeted by a great set of gnashing teeth.

Me too ali81.

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