Quick question about Aliens

Started by red4512, Dec 18, 2021, 04:21:23 AM

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red4512

red4512

After seeing these movies a gazillion times, cant see how Ripley drove the APC to the nest to rescue the Marines after the first alien encounter/fight. Gorman parked the APC on the ground/first level and the Marines walked DOWN several flights of stairs to Sub level 3 to get to the hive,  It was a long ride by Ripley in the APC  into the nest and maybe there was a back way not mentioned, but how does she drive DOWN at least 3 levels to the Marines?

SiL

SiL

#1
We see her taking the ramps down. Presumably there's a way for heavy machinery to get down.

red4512

red4512

#2
Quote from: SiL on Dec 18, 2021, 10:41:10 AM
We see her taking the ramps down. Presumably there's a way for heavy machinery to get down.

Watched this segment again.  The only downward movement of the APC might have been 1/2 level of stairs.  The marines were never shown ascending
up any stairs on the way back.  Guess Cameron used 'creative editing' and overlooked/hoped that noone would notice the discrepancy,

Kradan

Kradan

#3
Quote from: red4512 on Dec 19, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
Guess Cameron used 'creative editing' and overlooked/hoped that noone would notice the discrepancy,

Well, you did. Congratulations

SiL

SiL

#4
Quote from: red4512 on Dec 19, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
Quote from: SiL on Dec 18, 2021, 10:41:10 AM
We see her taking the ramps down. Presumably there's a way for heavy machinery to get down.

Watched this segment again.  The only downward movement of the APC might have been 1/2 level of stairs.  The marines were never shown ascending
up any stairs on the way back.  Guess Cameron used 'creative editing' and overlooked/hoped that noone would notice the discrepancy,
Cameron used regular editing to communicate the APC was descending through the structure and hoped that people would just understand that it was going down to meet the Marines. We really didn't need to watch the entire descent; a small segment got the point across.

StrangeShape

StrangeShape

#5
Quote from: SiL on Dec 19, 2021, 07:55:27 PM
Quote from: red4512 on Dec 19, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
Quote from: SiL on Dec 18, 2021, 10:41:10 AM
We see her taking the ramps down. Presumably there's a way for heavy machinery to get down.

Watched this segment again.  The only downward movement of the APC might have been 1/2 level of stairs.  The marines were never shown ascending
up any stairs on the way back.  Guess Cameron used 'creative editing' and overlooked/hoped that noone would notice the discrepancy,
Cameron used regular editing to communicate the APC was descending through the structure and hoped that people would just understand that it was going down to meet the Marines. We really didn't need to watch the entire descent; a small segment got the point across.

Thats right. Nothing has to be spelled out. Showing more of the descend would ruin the pacing and require additional miniatures, while most people got it. Not only he dis show a slope (thus audience saw its starting to descend), but even if he didnt, as you said, logically there must be an access ramp/way for largw and heavy machinery. Back in the days things didnt have to be spelled out, most people got the point with a small clue

SiL

SiL

#6
Rewatching the scene I'm also not getting where "half a flight of stairs" is coming from. The APC alone is half a flight of stairs long.

The APC gets to the ramp at 1:16 and doesn't get off the ramp until around 1:32. It's descending for a good 16 seconds at speed. That's plenty of time to drive a vehicle down three levels.

https://youtu.be/GrQHPZrnbPk?t=76

red4512

red4512

#7
Nice crowd/forum.

Didn't realize I was flying the UNfriendly.
Definitely NOT 5x5

G A M E  O V E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SiL

SiL

#8
Nobody has been unfriendly ???

We've answered your question and even provided evidence to demonstrate. Nobody has attacked you at all and I'm sorry if you felt that way.

StrangeShape

StrangeShape

#9
Yup. No hostility from us, we're all fans here just answering a question. Disagreeing does not equal hostility

Kradan

Kradan

#10
Quote from: Kradan on Dec 19, 2021, 07:06:46 PM
Quote from: red4512 on Dec 19, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
Guess Cameron used 'creative editing' and overlooked/hoped that noone would notice the discrepancy,

Well, you did. Congratulations

To be fair to OP, my previous post in this thread had a dose of sarcasm in it

The Eighth Passenger

Quote from: red4512 on Dec 20, 2021, 02:25:09 AM
Nice crowd/forum.

Didn't realize I was flying the UNfriendly.
Definitely NOT 5x5

G A M E  O V E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're lucky SM is currently AWOL.

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