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Whats your fave movie out of the whole franchise?

Predator
159 (20.3%)
Predator 2
39 (5%)
AvP: Alien vs. Predator
28 (3.6%)
AvPR: Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem
24 (3.1%)
Alien
169 (21.6%)
Aliens
295 (37.7%)
AlienĀ³
47 (6%)
Alien Resurrection
7 (0.9%)
Predators
11 (1.4%)
Prometheus
1 (0.1%)
Alien: Covenant
2 (0.3%)
The Predator
1 (0.1%)

Total Members Voted: 763

Author Topic: AvPGalaxy's Favourite Movie  (Read 125992 times)

The Cruentus
May 30, 2018, 02:34:53 PM
Reply #1140 on: May 30, 2018, 02:34:53 PM
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Alien/Aliens are tied equally for me, which one is better depends on what I am wanting from the movie. Both are masterpieces so it is hard to choose.


Outkilln
May 30, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
Reply #1141 on: May 30, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
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Aliens - The character development and the comradery really makes this movie shine.



The Old One
May 31, 2018, 10:27:35 PM
Reply #1143 on: May 31, 2018, 10:27:35 PM
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2. Alien: Director's Cut

Curious as to why you prefer the DC to the theatrical?

It feels more complete. All the extra footage only improves the film, in my opinion. And heck, it's just more of a good thing.

It actually has less footage, it's a minute shorter.


Huggs
May 31, 2018, 10:32:41 PM
Reply #1144 on: May 31, 2018, 10:32:41 PM
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2. Alien: Director's Cut

Curious as to why you prefer the DC to the theatrical?

It feels more complete. All the extra footage only improves the film, in my opinion. And heck, it's just more of a good thing.

It actually has less footage, it's a minute shorter.

Ah, shite. My bad, I'm coming off a double shift right now. I thought he said Aliens. As for why I prefer the DC of Alien 79, I'm not gonna lie. It's mainly because of the egg morphing and hive scene. It's just so horrifying, and it fits the movie so well.


The Old One
May 31, 2018, 10:41:11 PM
Reply #1145 on: May 31, 2018, 10:41:11 PM
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The only thing I prefer from the DC is the Alien smacking the cat, it's timed well with the score timing out, in the Theatrical is just looks at the cat and the score just cuts out- it's irritatingly jarring.


HuDaFuK
Jun 01, 2018, 08:06:40 AM
Reply #1146 on: Jun 01, 2018, 08:06:40 AM
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Ah, shite. My bad, I'm coming off a double shift right now. I thought he said Aliens.

;D No worries.

It's mainly because of the egg morphing and hive scene. It's just so horrifying, and it fits the movie so well.

Fair enough.

I actually think most of the changes in the DC make the film worse. The cocoon scene is cool but it just stops the film dead in its tracks in the final act. Ridley clearly recognised as much because he cut the sequence down significantly from its original length. Plus why is Ripley going down into the cargo bay anyway? Not to mention it causes issues when she doesn't say anything upon seeing the hive in the sequel.

Scott also rather frustratingly elected to remove my favourite scene in the entire film - the one where Dallas asks Mother for advice before going into the vents. It builds so much extra tension for the vent scene, I can't believe he removed it.

The only alteration I really like is Lambert clobbering Ripley for refusing to let them back on board. The scene were they listen to the signal is cool as well, but then Scott went and ruined that too by altering the transmission noise from the intensely creepy original to what sounds like generic radio chatter, making everyone's freaked-out reaction seem completely inappropriate.

The first film is actually the only one of the four where I prefer the original to the later extended/alternate cut.


The Cruentus
Jun 01, 2018, 01:01:38 PM
Reply #1147 on: Jun 01, 2018, 01:01:38 PM
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I would have to agree there, I enjoyed some of the extras except the cocoon part.

I don't think it cause continuations issues because the DC version is not canon, whereas the extended versions of Aliens is. Not sure what the status of the versions of the other films, I would prefer the AC version of Alien 3 to be canon as ox thing is better than the dog in my opinion.

The chestburster is too large when it comes out of the dog, meaning the dog should have long been dead plus there is no reason for the chestburster to be more developed as it is. But with the Ox, it makes sense, the rib cage was too strong, it couldn't get out, so it continued to grow within, killing the ox.


Nostromo
Aug 01, 2018, 11:54:57 PM
Reply #1148 on: Aug 01, 2018, 11:54:57 PM
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Alien
Aliens



Prometheus
Alien: Covenant


Alien 3
Alien Resurrection

AVP
Predator

The rest is Strause bros.





Frosty Venom
Sep 25, 2018, 03:10:23 PM
Reply #1152 on: Sep 25, 2018, 03:10:23 PM
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Its gotta be Aliens, because it is what truly birthed the universe.


HuDaFuK
Sep 25, 2018, 03:48:41 PM
Reply #1153 on: Sep 25, 2018, 03:48:41 PM
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Pretty sure the cast and crew of Alien would have something to say about that.


Frosty Venom
Sep 25, 2018, 04:29:40 PM
Reply #1154 on: Sep 25, 2018, 04:29:40 PM
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I do need to give credit to Alien for it set the tone, introduced the creature and set up a strong lead character. Deciding between Alien and Aliens is the hardest choice to make.

But Aliens really did a great expansion on that universe with the full life cycle of the Xenomorph, Ripley's iconic character arc; we see Gateway Station, the Military and a remote world colony.


 

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