Mutants. Aren't. Scary.
Agree 100 %
Also, interestingly the only scary/impressive/real, organic and fantastically believable alien creatures I've ever seen in any movie that I can think of are Giger's Alien, Giger's 'fossilized' (or not) SJ, the original facehugger and Stan Winston's Predator
So if we're going to see something(s) different, then Ridley and crew would have to present something pretty spectacular to even match the wow factor of those precedents.
LOTR? Star Wars? I could go on.
Alien creatures in LOTR ??
I specified 'ALIEN'
creatures because I wasnt talking about things like the very impressive velociraptors in the Jurassic Park movies or the fantasy creatures and characters in LOTR or anything else of that ilk.
While I thought the whole LOTR trilogy was absolutely fantastic and exhibited some truly excellent CGI effects, none of the 'fantastical' creatures in those movies (apart from the giant spider maybe) looked as real, as impressive, organic and believable up close n personal, in the same way that the Alien, the original facehugger or the fossilized SJ did.
The only creatures in Star Wars that arent bipedal or highly humanoid, obvious men in suits or the obviously cartoonish CGI of episodes I,II and III, that are impressively real............ are Banthas...........and theyre not really scary
Most of the other alien creatures in the early Star Wars movies look to be composed of very obvious rubber and/or plastic or like extras from The Muppet Show and are pretty comical looking.....certainly not 'real' or organic looking....e.g. Admiral Akbar, Greedo and almost everything in the bar in Mos Eisley, Salacious Crumb (Gonzo in drag), Nien Nunb.....I could go on
I guess you could say the Ewoks look convincingly real, but theyre hardly impressive or scary
You said you could 'go on', but so far youve only come up with vague references and not named one ALIEN creature from another movie that is as up close n personal, real looking (NOT CGI), organic looking and impressively unsettling and believable as the examples I cited.
I challenge you to name JUST ONE !!
I hope Ridley manages to pull this off, but based on the leaping mutant space redneck freak and the big, blue, CGI Dr Manhattan impersonator........it isnt looking promising