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Author Topic: Did we really want this?  (Read 2686 times)

Kurai
Aug 25, 2017, 12:40:24 AM
Reply #30 on: Aug 25, 2017, 12:40:24 AM
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Isn't that pretty much the problem we've been having for years though? We never have a writer that's right for an Alien movie.


P-Rock
Aug 27, 2017, 08:07:24 AM
Reply #31 on: Aug 27, 2017, 08:07:24 AM
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Blomkamp had some nice ideas but that doesn't make a good movie. Looking at his past movies I'd say he's not the right guy to direct an Alien movie, especially since he probably would've put in some apartheid bullshit and Die Antwoord.


necrotard
Aug 27, 2017, 08:44:23 AM
Reply #32 on: Aug 27, 2017, 08:44:23 AM
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Blomkamp had some nice ideas but that doesn't make a good movie. Looking at his past movies I'd say he's not the right guy to direct an Alien movie, especially since he probably would've put in some apartheid bullshit and Die Antwoord.

I agree for the most part... I just don't think we'd have to worry about Die Antwoord.  Apparently Ninja was a huge pain in the ass to work with on Chappie.



Kane's other son
Dec 04, 2017, 03:22:48 PM
Reply #34 on: Dec 04, 2017, 03:22:48 PM
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Blomkamp did himself no favours with the concept art he released: Hicks in marine armor, a queen fighting marines, a pulse rifle. It was fan fiction stuff and a retread of Aliens. Ripley's alien suit was something straight out of the Hasbro toys.


HuDaFuK
Dec 04, 2017, 03:41:49 PM
Reply #35 on: Dec 04, 2017, 03:41:49 PM
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Yeah, I dunno how representative it was (hopefully not at all), but that Ripley suit was really cringey.


Perfect-Organism
Dec 04, 2017, 10:32:24 PM
Reply #36 on: Dec 04, 2017, 10:32:24 PM
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Out of the whole bog of tricks that Blomkamp spilled, the Ripley alien suit was the only thing that made me think this may not be a good idea.


Corporal Hicks
Dec 05, 2017, 09:15:55 AM
Reply #37 on: Dec 05, 2017, 09:15:55 AM
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Yeah, I dunno how representative it was (hopefully not at all), but that Ripley suit was really cringey.

I wouldn't mind something like that though. We kinda get that with the pressure suits in Prometheus but seeing something a little more Borgified and biomechanical intertwining with human flesh could be pretty cool.


OpenMaw
Dec 05, 2017, 10:01:31 AM
Reply #38 on: Dec 05, 2017, 10:01:31 AM
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Blomkamp did himself no favours with the concept art he released: Hicks in marine armor, a queen fighting marines, a pulse rifle. It was fan fiction stuff and a retread of Aliens. Ripley's alien suit was something straight out of the Hasbro toys.

On the contrary, I think the concept art is what got the project anywhere off the ground to start with.

The Ripley in an Alien suit could go either way. We have no context for what that was supposed to be.




Russ
Dec 05, 2017, 10:09:14 AM
Reply #39 on: Dec 05, 2017, 10:09:14 AM
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I saw on Perfect Organism's facebook that there was an article defending Alien Resurrection. (I know, look, I only read it - don't have a go at me, I wasn't defending it).

It did postulate something I've seen on here a few times though. Should the franchise go forward - AR is 200 years in the future... maybe that's where things are going wrong?

Look, I'm the biggest advocate of concluding the Ripley arc in a more satisfying way, but I also WASN'T a fan of the 21st century style tech in Prometheus (if that happened before Alien/s lets embrace that analogue universe - for me anyway).

But going forward, we could have all our floating 3d Minority Report swipey stuff.

And going forward, we're divorced from Ripley and co. They can be referenced, but they're not essential to he story. Unless of course there's a thing on earth with "Old Woman Ripley." (Not for me, I thought the clone / now-part-xeno thing was less than brilliant, but I know it has its adherents).


OpenMaw
Dec 05, 2017, 05:43:59 PM
Reply #40 on: Dec 05, 2017, 05:43:59 PM
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There's no real way to fix Ripley's arc. They finished it beautiful, warts and wall, with Alien 3, and then they decided to reopen it again.

As to the Ripley/Alien hybred thing, they could have maybe done something interesting with that in a sequel to Resurrection. Ripley gave the queen a human reproductive system, so what could the queen given Ripley? What might have manifest in days, weeks, months or years after she returned home? I'm just saying.

As to going into the future, again, that future was at least somewhat written out for us in Resurrection. You'd have to go in further ahead of Resurrection, 4 or 5 hundred years from now.  Hey, we'd be in time for that Firefly/Alien crossover! Haha!



 

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