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Predator Films / Re: Shane Black is doing a SEQUEL!
« Last post by Russ on Today at 06:56:50 AM »
Care to explain why?

Sure. I sat in the cinema utterly gobsmacked at the "shitepile" that was AL III EN. It was so unlike Aliens, they killed off Newt and Hicks... all that stuff. Later - when I got over myself, I realised that (especially the Assembly Cut) that it was a good film (not in the league of the first two, but still) -- a good way to end the Ripley arc and all that.

Resurrection - it just seemed to me like a pointless entry. Its set 200 years later. They explain away things with "a big deletion." Ripley's back, but its not Ripley, its a hybrid clone. This was the really pointless bit - to get the movie made, they needed Sigourney Weaver - but she was already dead, so they ... you know what, I can't go on, you know the story as well as I do (probably better, its my least watched one of the series).

I think the worst thing about the movie (for me - all this is my opinion) is that its clearly a black comedy. Tonally, that's out of step with the whole saga. You could say that Aliens was totally different to Alien - and it was... but it still felt part of the same universe. For me, Resurrection just felt out of step. If the Aliens Saga were a TV series, Resurrection would be the musical episode.

I think the film looked beautiful though - the advances in special effects were on show, I thought the performances of Winona Ryder and Michael Wincott (SP? Doing this on the fly) were outstanding. The underwater xenos were cool too.

But that was it - the whole thing seemed a bit of mess, I didn't like that they made it a "French style movie" (look, I know Weaver loves all that stuff and I imagine that she was a big influence on getting the French team in), but yeah --- tonally out of step. And Whedon's "smart dialogue" might work for Buffy and glossy Superheroes but hearing Ripley's "Who do I have to f**k..." line made my stomach turn. And as has been pointed out, the Wal-Mart line was deleted - but its a great example of a "Wheedonism", I suppose.

I guess this was before we had the concept of rebooting franchises, but as I say - a French black comedy was something that I didn't feel fitted with the saga as a whole and if we had our time over again, I would have preferred a reboot or something set in the same universe that didn't shoehorn Ellen Ripley into it (though of course, we know she was only in it to get the finance -- and as the one producer of AL III EN said "You could have someone pissing against a wall for 90 minutes and call it Aliens and still make 30 million).

Anyroad - those are some of the reasons why. :-)



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Alien Isolation / Re: Which Console?
« Last post by PsyKore on Today at 06:49:25 AM »
I agree. Although I was referring more to games coming out in the future.

However, I'd definitely recommend this guy getting a decent gaming PC if he has the money. It doesn't even need to be that powerful since mid-range PC's can still kick ass.
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Hi Danelle - it's Scott here.

Glad you can answer questions - I'm too frightened of Fox NDAs.  :)
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Alien vs Predator Films / Re: The 10-Year-Anniversary of AVP
« Last post by Russ on Today at 06:38:05 AM »


Love the tagline, that's brilliant!

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So, Corporal Hicks asked if I could hang out here for a couple of days to answer questions. Happy to do so; I'll check in every day for the rest of the week, at least. Feel free to ask whatever. And I totally agree with locusta--whatever the price, I'm also proud to be connected to this project. Being the voice of Weyland Yutani was great fun, and the layout they sent me to caption was awesome; I'm sure it's an amazing book.

That´s great and wonderful to hear. Many thanks for that.

I for myself feel relieved as well, to finally be able to talk about it, after such a long time of keeping silent. There are quite some stories to tell, but sure there will be the right occasion for it.

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General Film/TV Discussion / Re: Dracula Year Zero?
« Last post by Magegg on Today at 06:12:35 AM »
Trinity was like it was written by a 13 year old that was told he can use the word 'f**k' as many times as he could.
Short version: It was written by David S. Goyer.
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General Film/TV Discussion / Re: James Bond
« Last post by SpaceMarines on Today at 06:10:34 AM »
Terrible shame. :(
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General Game Discussion / Re: Biohazard(Resident Evil)game series
« Last post by Vepariga on Today at 06:06:58 AM »
Lol i remember that, classic.

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Recreational Area / Re: What made you happy today?
« Last post by SM on Today at 05:52:20 AM »
If you go by credit hours I'm a senior as well.  Just not in any of the three degrees I've started on......


Which one did you start on first?
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General Film/TV Discussion / Re: Dracula Year Zero?
« Last post by Vepariga on Today at 05:51:44 AM »
Trinity was like it was written by a 13 year old that was told he can use the word 'f**k' as many times as he could.

really, too much. distracting.
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