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Author Topic: More Previously Unseen Concept Art For Blomkamp’s Alien 5!  (Read 18140 times)

NetworkATTH
Jun 17, 2021, 09:08:55 PM
Reply #285 on: Jun 17, 2021, 09:08:55 PM
Not against the concepts he uses and aliens is basicly alien retold with a different tone and do things differently witht he same lore and creature. My point about blomkamp is more: since district 9 he has tried to do the same movie and replicate the same success but failing harder and harder at it.

See no he doesn't. District 9 is pretty unique among his filmography for how it was edited so meticulously. There's a reason people still love that movie. The others, are not like that. Elysium was almost like that and somebody at Sony who in Sony fashion had no idea who they hired as writer director after he made a movie scathing racism and apartheid, and had to say in the nerdiest pussiest way "WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH YOU CAN'T JUST MURDER THE PEOPLE TREATING THE EARTH AS TRASH" because that movie was I guess supposedly much more to do with Kill Bill style revenge porn once people got to Elysium. He makes similar movies because he knows the system won't make it, why bother. I agree they're similar but District 9 is its own beast and you can tell he put the most energy into its ideas as someone from South Africa himself. I can watch that movie again and again. What's missing from his other films is that sense of multiple perspectives from handheld in story, to handheld out of story, to flat shots never being used in story but to tell the events as they happen as a movie would, handheld that's in story but different than the other handheld and seems to be from a news team or MNU or someone different, maybe all of the above, CCTV footage, and a documentary happening after the events of the film.

It's a genius way to hook you in to what he's trying to say because it instantly hooks you into the idea of a documentary and doesn't make you unsatisfied that's not all it is by the end. To say they're the same is to say that it's edited similarly and these movies are not in any way edited similarly lol


Kimarhi
Jun 17, 2021, 09:32:23 PM
Reply #286 on: Jun 17, 2021, 09:32:23 PM
I would disagree about him failing harder each time. I think Elysium is absolutely his worst film – it is his biggest and most conventionally mainstream and, perhaps as a direct result, feels the most compromised and sloppy. I'm in a weird minority that quite likes Chappie, though; I may even prefer it to District 9, actually. And I do look forward to checking out his new one, Demonic.

My major reservations about him taking on an Alien have less to do with his specific body of work and any patterns within, and more to do with some or the specific ideas present in the concept art tied to his project.

Still think District 9 is his best work, but I actually dig Chappie.  I'm sure some of it is the nostalgia factor.  To me, aside from the still working directors of the 80's, he's the closest that can capture the feel of all those 80's sci fi actioners. 

What most action movies lack today is any kind of soul, and even if he hasn't mastered the technique, every one of his movies have that spark.  I didn't care for Elysium either originally, but I like it much better after I got over the fact that it wasn't District 9 2. 


Nightmare Asylum
Jun 17, 2021, 11:36:53 PM
Reply #287 on: Jun 17, 2021, 11:36:53 PM
What most action movies lack today is any kind of soul, and even if he hasn't mastered the technique, every one of his movies have that spark.

"I am consciousness. I am alive. I am Chappie."

I didn't care for Elysium either originally, but I like it much better after I got over the fact that it wasn't District 9 2. 

I love what Elysium was going for (and Kruger, of course :D ), but I think it would have benefitted from being a smaller, grimier movie. It has too much of a Hollywood sheen to it, and I think that undercuts the message to some degree. I don't hate it, but it is something I admire more for what it is trying to be, rather than what it actually is. Not unlike Prometheus, in a sense, in that it is a messy script and the execution is lacking, but it has great ideas some really cool visuals. 'Dat Syd Mead.

I still think he would have been a great fit for a Robocop movie, and I'm pretty bummed that that one was canceled.


Kimarhi
Jun 18, 2021, 01:50:23 AM
Reply #288 on: Jun 18, 2021, 01:50:23 AM
I think he could've done alright with an Aliens movie, but NOT the one presented in the cover art.  Despite my ribbing of certain people on the boards, I could never actually be down for giant robot alien suits.  Or humans wearing any sort of Alien suit.

Somebody would have to rework the script. 


Nightmare Asylum
Jun 18, 2021, 03:09:56 AM
Reply #289 on: Jun 18, 2021, 03:09:56 AM
I want to know what his pitch was before meeting Sigourney and bringing Ripley and the gang on board.


skhellter
Jun 18, 2021, 03:16:53 AM
Reply #290 on: Jun 18, 2021, 03:16:53 AM
I want to know what his pitch was before meeting Sigourney and bringing Ripley and the gang on board.

i bet it was the same simple concept as the current story:
"group of terrorists conducts an attack on a WY Alien research facility."

When Weaver talked about the idea to bring Ripley back, then she and Hicks became leads.




irn
Jun 19, 2021, 12:12:31 AM
Reply #292 on: Jun 19, 2021, 12:12:31 AM
From the concept art it looks like it could have been a decent film (alien suit aside). But then again concept art normally looks way better than the final product. It would be much better if they replaced the Ripley and Hicks characters with maybe the parents of Hicks, or one of the other Marines, or someone else affected by what happened in Aliens and seeking the truth about what happened on the LV-426 mission, so Alien 3 wouldn't be wiped away. I know that would never happen since Ripley and Hicks are the selling point of this project.


Immortan Jonesy
Jun 19, 2021, 12:36:10 AM
Reply #293 on: Jun 19, 2021, 12:36:10 AM
It would be much better if they replaced the Ripley and Hicks characters with maybe the parents of Hicks, or one of the other Marines, or someone else affected by what happened in Aliens and seeking the truth about what happened on the LV-426 mission, so Alien 3 wouldn't be wiped away.

Aliens Isolation  ;D



Corporal Hicks
Jun 19, 2021, 11:31:11 AM
Reply #295 on: Jun 19, 2021, 11:31:11 AM
So seems pretty certain that Jax is the android. And looks like the trematodes also birth facehuggers...  ???


XENOMORPHOSIS
Jun 19, 2021, 11:34:00 AM
Reply #296 on: Jun 19, 2021, 11:34:00 AM
But of a strange thing to theorize, if he removed Ripley changing the characters, creatures settings it could just be an unrelated sci-if flick, may likely loose alot of its appeal if that were done, noticed a similarly with his short film Rakka


skhellter
Jun 19, 2021, 12:39:26 PM
Reply #297 on: Jun 19, 2021, 12:39:26 PM
And looks like the trematodes also birth facehuggers...  ???

Likely random result of genetic tampering like the rest of the creatures in this. (Huante mentioned that a lot of his mutated aliens weren't really meant to "work well"... still deadly, though.)

The "Anchor" seen here seems to connect directly to the Montero station.





Going back to old stuff, this hangar is aboard the Montero (you can see the name on the white "arm" that holds the dropship).


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Kimarhi
Jun 19, 2021, 01:30:58 PM
Reply #298 on: Jun 19, 2021, 01:30:58 PM
Maybe they should let Blomkamp develop a game in the Alienverse.


Corporal Hicks
Jun 19, 2021, 02:41:54 PM
Reply #299 on: Jun 19, 2021, 02:41:54 PM
And looks like the trematodes also birth facehuggers...  ???

Likely random result of genetic tampering like the rest of the creatures in this. (Huante mentioned that a lot of his mutated aliens weren't really meant to "work well"... still deadly, though.)

Completely agree there. The genetic tampering is another thing I think we dodged here.


 

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