All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
This Time It's War
When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story... all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
I don't know about anyone else but I find reviewing my favourite films to be far harder than reviewing some ropey old load of shit that I've just watched.
There are a couple of reasons why this might be. On the one hand I think it is because I am more naturally of a negative disposition and find it a lot easier to hand out criticism and sarcasm than praise and encouragement. Then again, a more positive way of looking at it could be that I just find there is so much to be said about my favourites and it is very difficult to know when and where to stop.
Aliens being my favourite film, this is the most difficult…
When I was a kid and I saw Aliens for the first time, during roughly the first half hour of the film I wanted to be a marine so badly. It just seemed so cool to be such a bad ass, and boy did it look like they were having fun. Of course I had no concept of what it truly meant to be a marine or in the military in general, I was seven years old and thought perhaps killing xenomorphs with giant guns was a solid career path to take. Other kids aspired to be police officers or fire fighters or astronauts, and when they expressed these dream futures I smirked in the back of class and shook…
We're all gonna die man.
There's always been debate if Aliens is better then the original. Some people even get mad if you disagree with them. I think that's actually a sign of how good this sequel actually is. The divide in opinion is actually because they didn't try to remake the original, but went out and did something different. If James Cameron would have tried to recreate the original movie with a plot of an alien taking out a crew on a spaceship it would have reduced this to no more then any number of cheap horror sequels we've been getting for the last 40 or so years. While the original was more of a traditional horror movie…
The tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife! Think I gnawed my fingernails down to the bone before the film reached its dramatic conclusion!
What the hell happened! Saw Alien and got my sci-fi groove on, put this baby in and I got my butt handed to me on a silver platter! I was NOT prepared for a full blown sci-fi action thriller that would leave me curled up in a ball crying every time the aliens showed up onscreen!
Hudson made me chuckle, Carter the weasel made me so angry I wanted to wring his little neck, Ripley's adrenaline fueled rage grew hair on my chest, Aliens were so terrifying if I was a guy I'm pretty sure I would have experienced some beaucoup shrinkage!
This movie is so influential to me that I actually named my whole internet "persona" on the phrase "they mostly come out at night... mostly". This was the name of my first blog, but I shortened it to Mostly Lisa for brevity and frankly people think I'm weird enough without the continual Newt impressions, which, not to toot my own horn, are pretty on the money.
Last night I revisited Ridley Scott's Alien. I was slightly more impressed this time around, and decided to use that as an excuse to finally check out James Cameron's sequel.
What a fucking mistake.
Full disclosure: I'm not a huge fan of action movies in general. In particular I can't stomach ones that come off as mindless and I especially dislike those with minimal emphasis on building up their characters. As far as I'm concerned Aliens falls into this category of the worst type action movie: the shameless action movie. The problem with the original film (in my opinion, anyway) was that while it sort-of-worked as a horror film, it just didn't…
Alien is still my favorite of the major franchises, and Stan Winston's work here is unrelentingly brilliant. But I'll be damned if I didn't kind of hate how normal this film really is. I suppose this is a textbook example of the hindsight of overwhelming influence fogging the viewing, but I find myself far more drawn to the two invigoratingly flawed films that follow. We'll see if that still holds true soon.
James Cameron's follow-up to Ridley Scott's Alien is bigger, badder and, in my opinion, better than its predecessor. It is able to expand on the universe and incorporate some of the most thrilling sci-fi action sequences that I've seen in quite some time. Whereas Scott's film was more of an atmospheric sci-fi horror, Aliens is much more of an action-adventure. What this means is, instead of having one Alien hunt down on a non-militarized crew, this time there is hundreds going after marines. Much has always been made over which film is superior, and after finally watching both I can say that I'm firmly in the Aliens camp.
I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would, given how leery I am about sequels. Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Ponavljanje gradiva #4:
Zadnje ponavljanje gradiva, bilo je još filmova ali odlučio za Aliens. Debelim skokom na polju efekata naprema prvom (makar za 2. polovicu 80-ih nije ništa bolje od drugihh), ostalo mi pati. Mora biti "James Cameron spectacle": brže, jače, glasnije, al zapravo u tome baš izgubi šarm od prošloga.
It’s practically the same movie as Alien. The plot is virtually the same, except it got different characters, and is loaded with way more action. The action doesn’t really contribute with other then making the plot unrealistic as hell, especially at the last part, it was predictable, clichéd, directly stupid, lot of it seemed forced, and a lot was very thin. It was for the most part terribly written, with terrible characters and terrible dialogue. All though it had a ok atmosphere, probably because of the good music, the good technical visualization of it, with the aliens and all, and the positive result of the plot’s flaws.
How is this considered a classic? It wasn’t very entertaining, it was not very good made. I couldn’t see any innovative or original aspects. All though it probably was before it’s time technically. Strong 6/10.
No one can hear you scream in space twice. This movie was one of the best film's of 1986.good score and good visual effects. Jame's Cameron did a good job of making this film just like he's other film's.
seems overrated but it was late when i watched it
I ended my review of ALIEN by saying it is one of the greatest films of all time. So for my opening gambit here, I'll lead by saying that, in my humble opinion at least, ALIENS is even better.
It's close, though. ALIEN gets the edge on suspense and purity of purpose, and I can respect an argument that would put the original forward as the best. But ALIENS is the film that's always been just a little closer to my heart. The greatest sequels of all time tend to stand out by not being content with being a do-over the original, instead standing as their own distinct entity. Such is the case with ALIENS. While the first film is…
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