Quote from: highlandpred on May 18, 2009, 10:38:06 PM
Well for a start the predator is'nt even nearly as complex as the "alien"
You really think so?
I think that the Predator is much more
complex and much more
of a character then the Alien will ever be.
With the Alien you got the lifecycle, everything else is killing killing and killing, or to make a long story short: The Alien is as basic as a movie monster can be.
Quoteyou can say what you want about "Alien" and hardcore fans, It Does'nt change the fact it's one of the top Sci fi movies of all time.
But no reasons why Aliens
was as good is the creature itself, because Cameron downgraded it. "The dome cracks through action scenes, take it off!" "A giant guy who can create an performance and a real character? f**k that, we are going to take pudgy stunt guys for everything!"
The only really good thing he contributed to the Alien was the queen, and even some people didn't even like that idea.. besides that he showed us how fascinating it is to see an Alien exploding in all directions. Wheeew
QuoteI'll even agree that The predator formula work's fine, and it doesn't need changed a whole lot.
Basically agreeing with me that the whole thing needs to be changed for the sake of it
But whats the problem with 2 predators hunting, or a small team?
There is not really a "problem", just that its unnecessary and takes away some of the things that makes it uncanny, its much creepier when the thing is alone out there. Would Alien
be a better movie if there were multiple Aliens, or Alien3? Or would Predator
be a better movie if there were multiples? No, they wouldn't. Infact, one reason why Alien
is my favourite movie from the series is because there is one
QuoteThese movies have been slowley dying a death , so why not go a little batman?
Because this is not Batman, this is Predator
. The Batman franchise was just perfect for a reboot, because the old movies really had that comic book feeling about them. Batman was a product of its time, you can reboot it now (what they did) and you can reboot it again in 20 years. They rebooted it because it wasn't modern enough anymore. The question behind this was: How would a modern day Batman look like, how would a more realistic approach look like, how about making the batman character more life like, more human.
Now take Predator: Whats the difference if the Predator is hunting now or in 1987? Nothing.
Make the character more deep? How? Its a goddamn Alien, you don't want to see it making eggs for breakfast, you want it to scare you and you want it kill people.
Special effects? They look fantastic
From all the franchises out there, Predator is the least to make a reboot of or to take a different approach or change some things without destroying the things that made it great in the first place.
You're constantly asking: Why is it so bad to have multiples? Does it make the movie any less good?
Have you ever asked yourself the question if its going to be a better movie if you have more predator, more weapons and more special effects?
I don't give a shit if the movies were big and successful, Predator would still be Predator today even if there were no sequels at all.
Quotewhy not introduce some new habits? Something we've never seen before?
Because that what Predator 2 did already 19
years ago. There is only so much you can do with a franchise or a character. Everything new the AvP franchise did was utterly shit. You had multiple Predator in AvP, was it really that great to see multiple of them running around roaring at each others what to do? It was ridiculous
Predator 2 did'nt get a good reception and neither will your version of predator 3.
Again, i don't give a shit if the movie doesn't get a good reception. I care for what i like, and i don't need 2000 people telling me that I'm watching a good movie. I rather have a good movie that i like then a shit movie that is financially successfull.
Why didn't Alien3 and Alien Rez get a good reception? Because they were too different, they took a different approach then the first two movies and at the same time took away the things that made the originals so great. In Alien 3 it was the tone and the characters, and in Alien rez it was basically everything, turning it into a comedy.
Different does not mean better by any means and if something does work the way it works then don't change it, if you cant change it and you're feeling like you're just repeating yourself then simply don't do a new movie at all.