Author Topic: Should BLOMKAMP and SCOTT pursue story input from ...  (Read 7495 times)

Perfect-Organism
Aug 24, 2015, 08:54:14 PM
Reply #15 on: Aug 24, 2015, 08:54:14 PM
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I'd rather Blomkamp commit to a vision of his own than go through the process of consulting Cameron for what will surely amount to nothing more than a marketing opportunity (see: Terminator Genisys).

Bringing Cameron on board in some capacity would be the greatest thing this film could possibly ask for, but I do worry that it might end up being just a marketing ploy.  This is a continuation of a Cameron film.  Release the Cameron!


Omegamorph
Aug 24, 2015, 09:15:07 PM
Reply #16 on: Aug 24, 2015, 09:15:07 PM
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BLOMKAMP should stay as far away as he can from SCOTT's story inputs.



whiterabbit
Aug 24, 2015, 10:48:16 PM
Reply #18 on: Aug 24, 2015, 10:48:16 PM
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Goddamn it people, can't someone put the horror back into alien. Like it was said a few posts back I thought Prometheus was going to scare the shit out of me, Ridley Scott even claimed that in the lead up. All I left with after watching it was stone dry undies and utter "da fuk did I just watch".


Perfect-Organism
Aug 24, 2015, 11:01:51 PM
Reply #19 on: Aug 24, 2015, 11:01:51 PM
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Goddamn it people, can't someone put the horror back into alien. Like it was said a few posts back I thought Prometheus was going to scare the shit out of me, Ridley Scott even claimed that in the lead up. All I left with after watching it was stone dry undies and utter "da fuk did I just watch".

It depends on now you define horror.  Scary is good IMO.  But gore for the sake of gore is boring IMO.  I mean look at how gory AVPR was and it blew chunks.  Aliens was actually scary the first time you watched it.  Cameron struck the perfect balance between fear and action.  We need Cameron's input in this series big time.

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GQSioux
Aug 24, 2015, 11:15:51 PM
Reply #20 on: Aug 24, 2015, 11:15:51 PM
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Whilst not necessarily Cameron, I do feel it'd be beneficial for Blomkamp to get some help in the script area with Alien 3.2. No idea who though - can't really think of any particular person who has impressed me of late.

I think Alex Garland would be perfect for script duties.


NickisSmart
Aug 25, 2015, 12:25:09 AM
Reply #21 on: Aug 25, 2015, 12:25:09 AM
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Goddamn it people, can't someone put the horror back into alien. Like it was said a few posts back I thought Prometheus was going to scare the shit out of me, Ridley Scott even claimed that in the lead up. All I left with after watching it was stone dry undies and utter "da fuk did I just watch".

It depends on now YouTube define horror.  Scary is good IMO.  But gore for the sake of gore is boring IMO.  I mean look at how gory AVPR was and it blew chunks.  Aliens was actually scary the first time you watched it.  Cameron struck the perfect balance between fear and action.  We need Cameron's input in this series big time.

Aliens isn't a horror film.


Xenomorphine
Aug 25, 2015, 02:26:36 AM
Reply #22 on: Aug 25, 2015, 02:26:36 AM
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It was action-horror. It combined both genres successfully. If you don't remember it featuring any horror, then rewatch, say, the nursery scene.



PsyKore
Aug 25, 2015, 04:39:55 AM
Reply #24 on: Aug 25, 2015, 04:39:55 AM
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It's all horrific. Aliens was a really intimidating film in its day, not just for the horror but also its tension mounting. I dunno why lately it's popular to sum it up as an action movie. It's not even action in the same sense as an "action movie." It's more like a survival movie. Aliens is definitely a horror movie primarily though.



Corporal Hicks
Aug 25, 2015, 07:20:55 AM
Reply #26 on: Aug 25, 2015, 07:20:55 AM
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Except Prometheus wasn't horror, it was straight sci-fi thriller. I saw it on its debut night and not one person screamed. When Alien came out people were puking and running and screaming...

You wont get that kind of response any more - not unless it's gore porn which I really don't want. AvPR tried to give us that it was terrible.

Whilst not necessarily Cameron, I do feel it'd be beneficial for Blomkamp to get some help in the script area with Alien 3.2. No idea who though - can't really think of any particular person who has impressed me of late.

I think Alex Garland would be perfect for script duties.

I've not been terribly impressed with what I've seen from Garland. I thought 28 Days Later was over-rated and his Halo script was just terrible.

BLOMKAMP should stay as far away as he can from SCOTT's story inputs.

Indeed. Scott's story ideas tend to blow chunks.


The Eighth Passenger
Aug 25, 2015, 01:50:31 PM
Reply #27 on: Aug 25, 2015, 01:50:31 PM
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When Alien came out people were puking and running and screaming...

That was only during the test screenings. A lot of gore was cut out for the final theatrical cut to make it more palatable.

Quote from: Second Test Screening
People jumped up, some actually ran, there was spewing in the loo,” laughs Powell. Myth may have embellished truth, but stories run wild of ushers keeling over; someone actually tripping and breaking their arm; audience members fighting to find seats further back, not to be so close anymore; those who made it to the toilets stuffing towels in the speakers to drown out the screams. Fox supremo Alan Ladd Jr. had taken his wife, and claims to this day that she is still traumatised by that evening


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GQSioux
Aug 26, 2015, 09:53:06 PM
Reply #28 on: Aug 26, 2015, 09:53:06 PM
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Whilst not necessarily Cameron, I do feel it'd be beneficial for Blomkamp to get some help in the script area with Alien 3.2. No idea who though - can't really think of any particular person who has impressed me of late.

I think Alex Garland would be perfect for script duties.

Did you ever check out Dredd, Sunshine or Ex Machina?




 

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