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post #31 of 689
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Javyn, I think you are confusing the movies. Alien Resurrection is the last true film in the franchise (it had Sigourney Weaver and Ron Perlman).

Yeah I saw it, and it was total garbage. Ryder as a bot and Ripley as a clone? Come on man...

If you're gonna resurrect anyone from the franchise you can only get away with bringing back Bishop, period. And even then that's a stretch. I hope Henrickson doesn't make an appearance in this one.
post #32 of 689
How can you claim AR as garbage then go around and praise AVP for bringing back Lance Henrickson? confused.gif
post #33 of 689
What? I never praised AvP? That was just a tangent re: Henrickson. Hell AvP was WORSE than AR!!!
post #34 of 689
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What? I never praised AvP? That was just a tangent re: Henrickson. Hell AvP was WORSE than AR!!!

Alien was good, Alien 3 was good, Aliens - pretty good. All the rest of the films sucked IMO.
post #35 of 689
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Yeah I saw it, and it was total garbage. Ryder as a bot and Ripley as a clone? Come on man...
If you're gonna resurrect anyone from the franchise you can only get away with bringing back Bishop, period. And even then that's a stretch. I hope Henrickson doesn't make an appearance in this one.

Didn't she get banged by an Alien in this movie?
post #36 of 689
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Didn't she get banged by an Alien in this movie?

Honestly I've done well forgetting everything I could about that stinkbomb.
post #37 of 689
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As part of the Prometheus viral campaign, here’s a TEDTalk from the future by Peter Weyland, as played by Guy Pearce. The talk itself isn’t really all that interesting, but it does set up the movie universe nicely — or perhaps, rather, the themes of the movie. About the talk:

Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.

And how does Peter Weyland fit into the Alien/Prometheus universe? Well, it turns out his character is the key linking the two movies. According to io9, director Ridley Scott is quoted as saying:

When the first ‘Alien’ movie and ‘Blade Runner’ were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in ‘Blade Runner’, and Weyland-Yutani in ‘Alien’. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.

The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.

That’s according to a Hungarian newspaper, so grain of salt and all that. It makes sense though. In Alien, the ship Notromo was sent out by the Weyland-Yutani company. In Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to Alien, Peter Weyland invents humanoids and sends out the Prometheus ship to investigate the universe. Obviously, he started the Weyland Company that eventually becomes the Weyland-Yutani company.

I suppose it would be easy to be disappointed in that connection, but I like that the new movie only exists within the same universe and doesn’t have an overt connection to the old movie.
post #38 of 689
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Alien was good, Alien 3 was good, Aliens - pretty good. All the rest of the films sucked IMO.

Alien is a classic and in some ways one of the more idiosyncratic films made. Aliens is relatively prosaic action scifi movie. Alien 3, is David Fincher's worst film, easily. Alien Resurrection is awful. Also terrible, any movie featuring a Predator. Yes, all of them.
post #39 of 689
I liked Predator. I loved Predator 2.

I am completely batshit about Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3.

I know Alien 3 gets a bad rap, but I thought it was a great film, and almost as strong as the first.

Aliens....eh, for an action movie it was good but it doesn't seem to fit the franchise. Still has it's charm though so I don't bash it.
post #40 of 689
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

I liked Predator. I loved Predator 2.
I am completely batshit about Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3.
I know Alien 3 gets a bad rap, but I thought it was a great film, and almost as strong as the first.
Aliens....eh, for an action movie it was good but it doesn't seem to fit the franchise. Still has it's charm though so I don't bash it.

GET TO THE CHOPPAA!!!!!
post #41 of 689
Aliens is definitely in my top five. I freaking love everything about it.....the sound of the weapons, hudson and hicks, Paul Reiser was great in it too and I loved when he finally got killed.
post #42 of 689
Sounds like Scott is blending Blade Runner (and Soldier laugh.gif) with the Alien universe.
post #43 of 689
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Aliens is definitely in my top five. I freaking love everything about it.....the sound of the weapons, hudson and hicks, Paul Reiser was great in it too and I loved when he finally got killed.

Yeah, as an action flick, I give it high marks.
post #44 of 689
Aliens is my favorite of the series. Love everything about that film. Place Alien as a close second.
post #45 of 689
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I liked Predator. I loved Predator 2.

Seems like we are in a minority, but I really enjoyed Predator 2 too. Film gets a lot of hate for some reason.
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