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Nightmare Asylum

Quote from: reecebomb on Nov 10, 2021, 03:44:57 PM
Point is Alien films need to follow a set of rules (that all first 3 films had in its core). If it doesn't follow these rules, there is no point, make something new instead.

That sounds pretty limiting.

RhinoAlien

RhinoAlien

#136
"Open/any ethnicity." Promising.

reecebomb

reecebomb

#137
Being limited is good for creativity, these rules (that I continue to be vague about, will try to expand once less busy) doesn't mean new ideas can't be introduced. But they have to add without destroying the core in the process. That's one of the more important rules.

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#138
Utter nonsense.

SiL

SiL

#139
Being limited is good for creativity, I'll give them that.

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#140
If limits keep silly shit like dance numbers out of this, I'm all for having limits.

Master

Master

#141
Yep. Also stuff like old model android making Alien in cave.

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#142
It is not going to have dance numbers...

But it's not going to just conform to the first three films.

Noah Hawley's made this perfectly clear already actually.

skhellter

skhellter

#143
limits didn't keep all (but one) of the short films from being shit.

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#144
I think that's unfair, I thought quite highly of Specimen.

SiL

SiL

#145
Quote from: skhellter on Nov 10, 2021, 10:44:17 PM
limits didn't keep all (but one) of the short films from being shit.
Skill is still necessary.

Kradan

Kradan

#146
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 10, 2021, 10:48:18 PM
I think that's unfair, I thought quite highly of Specimen.

Out of all of them, Alone is probably the only one I would care to re-watch. Like, ever

SiL

SiL

#147
I frequently forget they exist.

reecebomb

reecebomb

#148
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 10, 2021, 10:29:26 PM

But it's not going to just conform to the first three films.


You can still tell new stories within the conformity established by the original films, plenty more to explore there. Filmmakers should be asking themselves are you making an alien movie or are you not, do you actually need aliens to tell your story (prequels sure as hell didn't) or are they shoehorned in mainly for marketing/franchise milking. Unless you have an extremely plausible narrative and can mostly follow the criteria made by original films simply don't bother, again create something new instead.

So far it's not looking good, set on earth, body swap shenanigans, comedic chops - for what reason do you really need to set this in an alien universe? Or can we be satisfied by pointless fan service like, ooh looky looky there Betty, that shit's older then Ripley, that's genius!

Quote from: Master on Nov 10, 2021, 10:27:04 PM
Yep. Also stuff like old model android making Alien in cave.

Exactly, this turned out far more limiting in the end for the future films (and even more lamentably for the past films). I guess there is always possibility to make next one as if prequels never happened.

Quote from: skhellter on Nov 10, 2021, 10:44:17 PM

limits didn't keep all (but one) of the short films from being shit.

That's not what I meant.

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#149
If the franchise name gets your interesting thing made f**k it I don't care.

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