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Author Topic: Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is “Innovative, Amazing, Perfor...  (Read 49508 times)

Corporal Hicks
Feb 12, 2019, 08:42:15 AM
Reply #630 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:42:15 AM
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I'm genuinely surprised so many people are actually supporting this, considering Blomkamp's past "masterpieces" such as....Chappie.


Of course given both Scott and Jim's latest works, tgis may actually be preferable. And I shouldn't be saying that.

I love Chappie

Ya, Chappie improves with time.  It is definitely rewatchable.  Those crazy rappers are somehow compelling.  It's fun.

I also rather enjoy Chappie. It helps I do absolutely love Die Antwoord.


AVP-CAPCOM
Feb 12, 2019, 09:06:13 AM
Reply #631 on: Feb 12, 2019, 09:06:13 AM
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I'm genuinely surprised so many people are actually supporting this, considering Blomkamp's past "masterpieces" such as....Chappie.

Director's often branch out into different genres. I keep hearing the "Chappie" (2015) argument, never seen it, but the synopsis sounds like a purposefully tongue in cheek "Friday night movie" merging Short Circuit 1&2 with an R-rated certificate, music and cast.

While I loved Short Circuit as a child- I can't say I bothered picking up that Chappie DVD I saw in a charity shop for 50p.

It would be like saying "Ridley Scott's last film before Prometheus was A Good Year 2006 and only scored rotten tomatoes 26%" so therefore he shouldn't have another go at an ALIEN movie.

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Fiendishly Inventive
Feb 12, 2019, 11:15:06 AM
Reply #632 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:15:06 AM
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No it wouldn't, Ridley Scott's got a far more varied and successful filmography with his first three films each being excellent in their own right. The latter two being masterpieces.

Neill Blomkamp's got one good film on his belt, and some decent shorts, that's it.


Oasis Nadrama
Feb 12, 2019, 03:31:52 PM
Reply #633 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:31:52 PM
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We have absolutely no confirmation they need to breathe, we even have more clues they don't in the various movies, and some of the "extended universe" on various media doesn't hesitate to establish they don't.
The films establish they breathe.

Do they?
Where? When?
I've only seen them blowing air to extinct candles or to threaten through a window. This is not the same thing, just like they can have mouths but we're not sure the adult form needs to eat.
[In Alien 1/2/3 (and probably even 4), we never see an adult Alien eat. Some people theorize that in accordance to their biomechanical design, they deal with energy more like a car battery, which would work nicely with the Alien blood.
Also if they eat, why are the hosts' corpses always left to rot in the coccoons?]

Edit: Of course if I've missed a line, a picture or a scene, by all means tell me. But I would find it bad to assume Aliens eat or breathe, we're already talking about an organism which can reach its adult form in a matter of hours, which has acid for blood,  and whose egg form can survive in extreme conditions.

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David's Creation
Feb 12, 2019, 04:00:57 PM
Reply #634 on: Feb 12, 2019, 04:00:57 PM
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I always thought the mini-mouth puncture was eating...

Some victims they cocoon for impregnation, some they feed on by eating a chunk of brain with their little head-rape mouth.




Fiendishly Inventive
Feb 12, 2019, 09:17:36 PM
Reply #637 on: Feb 12, 2019, 09:17:36 PM
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Hell...

Bring it on, at least we can then stop having the discussion of what it should have been.

I'd love to have David Fincher on as some kind of consultant.


Rankles75
Feb 12, 2019, 10:04:08 PM
Reply #638 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:04:08 PM
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Still think it’s enormously unlikely we ever get a film, but I don’t see any reason we can’t get a comic book adaptation considering we’ve got one for the Gibson script.


SM
Feb 12, 2019, 10:56:54 PM
Reply #639 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:56:54 PM
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Do they?
Where? When?

Queen in Aliens.

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Also if they eat, why are the hosts' corpses always left to rot in the coccoons?

There are bodies missing flesh in the Hadley and Auriga hives.  Not sure if the Hadley ones are on screen, but there's a skeleton next to Ripley in the waste tank hive just after the Newborn kills the Queen.


Predwars24
Feb 12, 2019, 11:14:04 PM
Reply #640 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:14:04 PM
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Not sure how I feel about this just yet, guess I'll just have to see the new Terminator film in order to know if I'm confident in him returning to old franchises.


SiL
Feb 12, 2019, 11:20:34 PM
Reply #641 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:20:34 PM
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Do they?
Where? When?

Queen in Aliens.
And like every Alien in Resurrection.

We had this discussion recently. The idea that breathing is some kind of deal breaking weakness is a bit silly. They can go long periods without it, clearly, so it's not that much of a set back.


SM
Feb 12, 2019, 11:21:32 PM
Reply #642 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:21:32 PM
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Yep.

(I was trying to avoid the inevitable 'Resurrection Aliens r mutants'.)



Drukathi
Feb 13, 2019, 11:17:49 AM
Reply #644 on: Feb 13, 2019, 11:17:49 AM
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+1 reason for Alien 5 with Cameron. We can find out more about... Arcturians!

Maybe we even see Arcturians. I imagine this as an Arcturian spy goes in the WY's aliens labs with sabotage mission and release the xenomorphs.

« Last Edit: Feb 13, 2019, 11:27:05 AM by Drukathi »

 

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