What does Cameron say in respect to this project, specifically? I won't be able to wade through this video for a while.
And he literally shits on all that with the concept of bringing back geriatric washed up actors to reprise their roles as characters that died in their previous entries..
He's said before that his original project took place after the third film and that it was the conversations he had with Weaver which changed that. If you want to blame someone for the inclusion of Ripley and Hicks, then blame her (the one person in the industry who has defended - and continues to defend - 'Alien 3
' more consistently than perhaps anyone else).
I worry that it's just gonna be another Aliens. More guns and more dumb cannon fodder bugs.
Aliens is one of the greatest action movies of all time but I really dislike the thought of getting an Aliens2 just because the first one was great.
'Fan service' is never executed correctly.
Long live alien3
There was a video interview he did several months ago, where he very openly said 'Alien
' is his favourite in the series and that 'Alien Isolation
' has had a direct and strong influence on how he visualises this project's presentation. He's also been the only person, aside from perhaps Giger, who has repeatedly brought up the need for any future sequel to bring back psychosexuality.
I suspect the 'fan service' in question means returning certain iconic visuals - but that doesn't necessarily mean doing it in the ham-fisted way which 'Requiem
' did. It could just as easily mean it in the same way as 'Alien Isolation
' did it.
Yeah, at this point James Cameron's endorsement means nothing. He's praised garbage like Genysis and also stated that AvP was better then Alien 3 and A:R. What wouldn't he endorse?
I think he referred to it as having more entertainment value than them, as opposed to artistic merit, I'd actually agree with him on that score.
However, since 'True Lies
', his projects have lost that blue collar realism which made the earlier films resonate so much with audiences. 'Titanic
' was his most superficial film, to date and, while there are aspects of 'Avatar
' which I like, he hasn't shown the kind of edge which he did up to the early nineties. He's no longer the kind of director I'd feel 100% comfortable with writing and
directing a new sequel in this particular continuity. Directing somebody else's script or writing a script for someone else to direct, however, would still quite intrigue me.
It's like Anderson: 'Event Horizon
' feels like it's helmed by somebody completely different to his 'Resident Evil
' and his AVP effort was done very much with the same kind of techniques as the latter, when it needed more of the former. Likewise, 'Pacific Rim
' still looks and feels like it was directed by Stephen Sommers, not the guy who headed up, say, 'Pan's Labyrinth
Cameron did lose an awful lot of respect by so vocally endorsing 'Genisys
', though, you're right. It's not like he needed the money for it.