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Author Topic: Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is “Innovative, Amazing, Perfor...  (Read 48054 times)



XenoHunter99
Feb 08, 2019, 09:07:17 PM
Reply #512 on: Feb 08, 2019, 09:07:17 PM
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Tentacle porn fits right in with all the other psychosexual motifs of the Alien series. Could make the case anything porn was the part Giger liked best. Also the cut of the trilobite orally violating the engineer was perfectly brutal. Ok, appears my role in this part of the thread is to praise cinematic brutality.

Re: The Rolling Ship: Neither of the women tried to turn left. Shaw magically survived while Vickers got crushed. One had heavy plot armor, the other didn't. Of course, Scott did Shaw Alien3 style, so I guess her plot armor failed between the movies. That's just the way it goes in nihilistic sci fi.


Samhain13
Feb 08, 2019, 09:25:54 PM
Reply #513 on: Feb 08, 2019, 09:25:54 PM
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Vickers character was wasted, she was the goddamn Weyland heir, there was potential and they just killed her off. They didn't even gave her good death, just a generic way to get rid of the character. The relationship she had with her dad and David was actually interesting. Better than anything that was happening between the other useless characters.

In Prometheus nothing ever leads to anything, either be the characters, plot or the creatures. It's just expectations milking all over it.


David's Creation
Feb 08, 2019, 09:37:07 PM
Reply #514 on: Feb 08, 2019, 09:37:07 PM
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Neither of the women tried to turn left. Shaw magically survived while Vickers got crushed. One had heavy plot armor, the other didn't.
Shaw tripped and rolled out of the way.  Vickers got exhausted and collapsed.

And I'm pretty lenient on the decisions characters make under stress.
But apparently I'm watching movies the wrong way.  ::)

Anyway, back on topic:  I wonder how seriously Cameron is pursuing this.  I wonder if it was a joke or a off-handed comment that wasn't supposed to mean much.  If that were the case, I'd imagine the buzz he generated would be frustrating.


Huggs
Feb 08, 2019, 09:45:43 PM
Reply #515 on: Feb 08, 2019, 09:45:43 PM
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I imagine it's just "war talk in the trenches", but I think T6 is going to help decide the outcome.


XenoHunter99
Feb 08, 2019, 10:08:58 PM
Reply #516 on: Feb 08, 2019, 10:08:58 PM
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I could see where T6 will influence what happens.

@David's Creation: I don't see a disagreement. Shaw's survival = plot armor, Vickers' death = let's kill her!

Interesting you should bring up how we're watching the movies. It's not a right/wrong issue. I think it's more fun when we can suspend disbelief and enjoy the way the movie unfolds. For a lot of us, these movies break the disbelief and we're left analyzing everything in terms of what was done, how it was done, and why these things ended up on the screen the way they did. Did it work? If not why not? Slice, dissect, view under microscope. It could be, we do it because of the franchise history and our own expectations. I think it happens quite a lot among people here. It's a different way of watching! And I think it affects our opinions of the movies.

@samhain13: That movie had lots of missed opportunities.



Perfect-Organism
Feb 08, 2019, 11:38:56 PM
Reply #517 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:38:56 PM
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James Cameron is too much of a veteran to make comments like that.  I'm guessing we're going to see a renaissance in the Aliens series the likes of which we haven't seen since 1986!!


Fiendishly Inventive
Feb 08, 2019, 11:50:08 PM
Reply #518 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:50:08 PM
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#Optimistic

I think there's a bit of rose tinted glasses going on too, because Aliens was never gangbusters. Crocodile Dundee demolished it in the same year, but I hope you're right in a return to quality writing- it's been far too long.


Voodoo Magic
Feb 08, 2019, 11:51:04 PM
Reply #519 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:51:04 PM
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This could simply be another Tim Miller situation, where James Cameron and David Fincher lobbied Fox to get another dead project revived and made: Tim Miller's Deadpool.

Jim could now be doing the exact same thing for Neill Blomkamp, and that will be the extent of it.


SM
Feb 08, 2019, 11:56:12 PM
Reply #520 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:56:12 PM
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Neither of the women tried to turn left.

Both turn left.

How does this hoary old chestnut still get trotted out?


D88M
Feb 09, 2019, 03:11:23 AM
Reply #521 on: Feb 09, 2019, 03:11:23 AM
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God please no Blomkamp fan fiction level movie.


Local Trouble
Feb 09, 2019, 03:13:27 AM
Reply #522 on: Feb 09, 2019, 03:13:27 AM
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Neither of the women tried to turn left.

Both turn left.

How does this hoary old chestnut still get trotted out?

That's what this fandom is best at.

You're wrong, some girls are into tentacles- definitely more than boys.


« Last Edit: Feb 09, 2019, 03:23:25 AM by Local Trouble »

SM
Feb 09, 2019, 03:50:40 AM
Reply #523 on: Feb 09, 2019, 03:50:40 AM
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The 'hands up backing away' doesn't exactly shout "into tentacles".


Local Trouble
Feb 09, 2019, 03:57:25 AM
Reply #524 on: Feb 09, 2019, 03:57:25 AM
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That could be why they updated the logo to this.



 

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