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Old 09-04-2008, 11:16 AM
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I was too scared to watch the first one all the way through - but I made it through the second. I guess that means I agree with Quark!
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:19 AM
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The first one gave me nightmares for days
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The first one gave me nightmares for days
What part of it did?
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:36 AM
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The part where they discover the dead alien pilot,and i think at this moment dallas says,"like he grew out of the chair".I ll never forget the soulless face of the alien pilot,nor the creepy music of goldsmith
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I'd agree that the intent and purpose of ALIEN and ALIENS are entirely different, so comparing them directly is a tough challenge. Let's face it, the mystery of the Alien was over by the end of the first film -- Cameron couldn't play that card except in his use of the Queen Alien, a great creation by the late Stan Winston.

I thought it was smart for Cameron NOT to simply replicate ALIEN for the sequel, since it couldn't possibly match up (which is why ALIEN 3 tanked). Instead he expanded on part of the story from the first film and turned it into a war between humans and the aliens. This also smartly brought forward the insane concept of The Company to use the species as a weapon, and how fatally shortsighted such delusions were.

ALIENS is much more of an action film in the vein of his TERMINATOR films, because it could no longer hold up as Ridley Scott's gothic horror tale. Different aims entirely, but Cameron took the opportunity to play to his own strengths as a filmmaker and expand the franchise at the same time.

RESURRECTION was passable, certainly better than 3, but as noted suffered from a convoluted concept and rather weak ending which undercut the character of Ripley a bit too much for the sake of plot twists.
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I'd agree that the intent and purpose of ALIEN and ALIENS are entirely different, so comparing them directly is a tough challenge. Let's face it, the mystery of the Alien was over by the end of the first film -- Cameron couldn't play that card except in his use of the Queen Alien, a great creation by the late Stan Winston.

I thought it was smart for Cameron NOT to simply replicate ALIEN for the sequel, since it couldn't possibly match up (which is why ALIEN 3 tanked). Instead he expanded on part of the story from the first film and turned it into a war between humans and the aliens. This also smartly brought forward the insane concept of The Company to use the species as a weapon, and how fatally shortsighted such delusions were.

ALIENS is much more of an action film in the vein of his TERMINATOR films, because it could no longer hold up as Ridley Scott's gothic horror tale. Different aims entirely, but Cameron took the opportunity to play to his own strengths as a filmmaker and expand the franchise at the same time.

RESURRECTION was passable, certainly better than 3, but as noted suffered from a convoluted concept and rather weak ending which undercut the character of Ripley a bit too much for the sake of plot twists.
I quite agree!
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i never really enjoyed watching those movies.. action figures were great to collect though . lol
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I don't watch scary movies. No Freddie, Jason, whatever, nope. Nor do I watch sad movies that often. I'm not wasting any of my precious time on this planet being any more scared or depressed than necessary. (Casablanca being the notable exception.)

Also, I am a complete p*$$y: after being talked into watching Blair Witch at a friend's house I was like a cat on a hot tin roof for the rest of the week.
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I don't watch scary movies. No Freddie, Jason, whatever, nope. Nor do I watch sad movies that often. I'm not wasting any of my precious time on this planet being any more scared or depressed than necessary. (Casablanca being the notable exception.)

Also, I am a complete p*$$y: after being talked into watching Blair Witch at a friend's house I was like a cat on a hot tin roof for the rest of the week.
Love scary films!!! They are hillarious!!! Come on a guy in hockey mask chasing clueless, brainless teens around a forest they KNEW better than going into?

I figured after the military things like that wouldn't get to you.
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Love scary films!!! They are hillarious!!! Come on a guy in hockey mask chasing clueless, brainless teens around a forest they KNEW better than going into?

I figured after the military things like that wouldn't get to you.


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