William Gibson's Alien 3

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Perfect-Organism

Quote from: The Old One on Jan 04, 2019, 11:22:25 PM
I think aside from the performances of the actors-
I believe that honestly,
the prisoners being faceless was kinda the point.
From Ripley's perspective- how many people die
before they all start blurring together?

Dead before the half-way mark.
Personally, I think the cast of Andrews, 85, Clemens, Dillion, Morse, Golic, David, Junior,
Bishop, Michael Bishop-
have as much personality as Burke, Bishop, Gorman, Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez,
Apone, Drake-
and some of the minor characters are more memorable-
I think in terms of performance, Rains, Boggs, Jude, Gregor, Murphy, Frank-
I could tell you what they were like as a person,
in the same way I could with the naturalistic performances of the crew of the Nostromo.

As opposed to Frost, Crowe, Spunkmeyer, Ferro-
Which I only remember because of people aping their funny lines for years.
But I don't know anything about them as people;
or remember them apart from those lines, except someone doesn't like cornbread.

Honest to God, I don't see any pacing issues with A3-
although I only have watched the Special Edition for years now-
it's by far my most "comfy" Alien film.

I don't think Alien 3 has pacing issues.  It's really an excellent film, especially considering it's development woes.  It's problem lies in its relationship to the previous film.  But even when Alien 3 is deservedly retconned at some point in the future, I will still watch it and enjoy it as a curious alternate timeline.

426Buddy

426Buddy

#691
As if its inevitable lol :laugh:

An A3 retcon has become your schtick.

Perfect-Organism

Quote from: 426Buddy on Jan 05, 2019, 03:06:39 PM
As if its inevitable lol :laugh:

An A3 retcon has become your schtick.

It always was.

My intro into the series was in 1986 and then the subsequent comics so that's why.  It's my definitive Aliens moment.

It's all in good fun.   ;)

The Old One

The Old One

#693
Neill Blomkamp's let go of the idea,
which if he is being genuine-
means that it's more likely
the opposite of inevitable.

& You, and everyone else
in support of the idea;
should let it go.


Apologies
Memorable Believable.

SM

SM

#694
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jan 05, 2019, 02:56:09 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Jan 04, 2019, 11:22:25 PM
I think aside from the performances of the actors-
I believe that honestly,
the prisoners being faceless was kinda the point.
From Ripley's perspective- how many people die
before they all start blurring together?

Dead before the half-way mark.
Personally, I think the cast of Andrews, 85, Clemens, Dillion, Morse, Golic, David, Junior,
Bishop, Michael Bishop-
have as much personality as Burke, Bishop, Gorman, Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez,
Apone, Drake-
and some of the minor characters are more memorable-
I think in terms of performance, Rains, Boggs, Jude, Gregor, Murphy, Frank-
I could tell you what they were like as a person,
in the same way I could with the naturalistic performances of the crew of the Nostromo.

As opposed to Frost, Crowe, Spunkmeyer, Ferro-
Which I only remember because of people aping their funny lines for years.
But I don't know anything about them as people;
or remember them apart from those lines, except someone doesn't like cornbread.

Honest to God, I don't see any pacing issues with A3-
although I only have watched the Special Edition for years now-
it's by far my most "comfy" Alien film.

I don't think Alien 3 has pacing issues.  It's really an excellent film, especially considering it's development woes.  It's problem lies in its relationship to the previous film.  But even when Alien 3 is deservedly retconned at some point in the future, I will still watch it and enjoy it as a curious alternate timeline.

The Special Edition spins its wheels too long with 'the Company wants the Alien - oh no they don't' stuff.

Perfect-Organism

I've seen the movie lots of times so maybe I'm desensitized, but it strikes me as imperceptible.

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#696
Did the restoration of the Golic subplot completely redeem Alien 3?

KiramidHead

KiramidHead

#697
Golic is only half human. On his mother's side.

The Old One

The Old One

#698
I can never tell if you're being serious or not Local Trouble.

"The big mothaf**ker will eat you alive."
Is a worthy addition.   ;D

SM

SM

#699
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jan 05, 2019, 11:46:06 PM
I've seen the movie lots of times so maybe I'm desensitized, but it strikes me as imperceptible.

They have the same conversation like four times in the SE.  Some are mercifully cut from the TC.

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#700
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jun 14, 2017, 08:46:43 PM
Anyone who frequents this forum likes to be told the same thing over and over.

Rankles75

Rankles75

#701
C'mon people, this isn't a thread about a crappy travesty of a film...  ::)

The Old One

The Old One

#702
Quote from: Rankles75 on Jan 06, 2019, 01:35:00 AM
C'mon people...

Yeah you're right, it's about Alien 3.


Quote from: SM on Jan 06, 2019, 01:02:12 AM
Quote from: Perfect-Organism on Jan 05, 2019, 11:46:06 PM
I've seen the movie lots of times so maybe I'm desensitized, but it strikes me as imperceptible.

They have the same conversation like four times in the SE.  Some are mercifully cut from the TC.

I'd say the additions more than make up for the repetitions.

SM

SM

#703
Only as novelty value.

The Old One

The Old One

#704
No, I believe the AC is genuinely superior for a number of reasons-
But I doubt anything will change your mind on the subject.

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