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Author Topic: Alien: Ore – Alien: 40th Anniversary Short Films  (Read 11984 times)

Komenja
Apr 21, 2019, 01:40:58 AM
Reply #90 on: Apr 21, 2019, 01:40:58 AM
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I dug this one a lot. Ever since I saw Rodan I've always had a soft spot for "miners dig too deep and find a monster" stories. Also reminds me a bunch of the first Alien level in AvP Extinction.



Highland
Apr 21, 2019, 05:53:32 AM
Reply #92 on: Apr 21, 2019, 05:53:32 AM
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Very good, but I'm still putting it behind Specimen which was much more original and introduced a twist style ending with something we've not really seen before. The lighting and editing in this one was probably the best out of everything, but Specimen is a more rounded short and does the most with the 10 minutes.

As a by the numbers Alien film this is about as good as you'll get, but I'm still hoping there's more specimen and less mini Alien films.

Solid 7.

1.Specimen
2. Ore
3 and 4 - Containment and Nightshift draw. 



Highland
Apr 21, 2019, 08:25:13 AM
Reply #94 on: Apr 21, 2019, 08:25:13 AM
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Does the spiked head make the raven Canon?
I'm more interested in the possibility of Alien eggs being hiding in the dark all over the place.

I did wonder if these shorts were to open up the series for a new movie thread since Alien eggs seem to be apparently everywhere.

I don't like the mine shaft thing though, seems a bit too - "Reign of Fire". It's fine for a short though.


Monster Man
Apr 21, 2019, 08:54:37 AM
Reply #95 on: Apr 21, 2019, 08:54:37 AM
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All other priorities better be rescinded, nam I'm sayin'?

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« Last Edit: Apr 21, 2019, 09:00:48 AM by Monster Man »

Xenomrph
Apr 21, 2019, 01:59:52 PM
Reply #96 on: Apr 21, 2019, 01:59:52 PM
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All other priorities better be rescinded, nam I'm sayin'?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
That's pretty much how I pictured it going down, too. :P


Vermillion
Apr 21, 2019, 05:40:13 PM
Reply #97 on: Apr 21, 2019, 05:40:13 PM
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Was good.
Really didn’t need to see the beast lunging towards the camera at the end.
Atmosphere was spot on though.
8/10


Xenomorphine
Apr 21, 2019, 07:51:25 PM
Reply #98 on: Apr 21, 2019, 07:51:25 PM
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Pretty good...but why is every one of those shorts going for the slow-burn of Alien 1?
Seems nobody had the balls yet to make an action oriented one to honor Aliens which is disappointing to be honest.

'Aliens' was also slow burn. It's an hour or more until the audience sees the Aliens being encountered. It just doesn't feel like it, because Cameron manages to keep the tension going with genuine foreboding and even red herrings, like Ripley's dream scene.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen something unexpected, like a comedy, along the lines of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFYmv6t_Xyg

Still curious about the romance one which didn't win in the competition!


PAS-Spin
Apr 21, 2019, 08:26:49 PM
Reply #99 on: Apr 21, 2019, 08:26:49 PM
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The Alien acutally doesn't have any spikes coming out of it's head, that looks like a piece of metal stabbed into it since we know they hit it at least once
Before it gets hit we can see it's fullbody and there is no spike
https://i.imgur.com/wtyumpp.png


Highland
Apr 22, 2019, 02:46:17 AM
Reply #100 on: Apr 22, 2019, 02:46:17 AM
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It would be cool if one of them was based around the black goo or perhaps a spooky ship. Not sure if they can go there though.

There's only so many ideas you can come up with in 10 minutes that involve an egg or a chest burster.



SiL
Apr 22, 2019, 02:55:44 AM
Reply #101 on: Apr 22, 2019, 02:55:44 AM
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They had to base it on the first film. .

« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2019, 02:58:27 AM by SiL »

bobcunk
Apr 22, 2019, 03:15:17 AM
Reply #102 on: Apr 22, 2019, 03:15:17 AM
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How do they spell it in the states?


SiL
Apr 22, 2019, 03:34:05 AM
Reply #103 on: Apr 22, 2019, 03:34:05 AM
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Ensure. Insure is usually reserved specifically for insurance, rather than to guarantee something.



 

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