• Jonny Redman

    ★★ Watched by Jonny Redman 28 May, 2015

    Pointless

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  • stoo_bloke

    ★★½ Watched by stoo_bloke 26 May, 2015

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  • MysticSpoonAttack

    ★½ Watched by MysticSpoonAttack 24 May, 2015 2

    Basically what Prometheus was to Alien. In other words: a remake disguised as a prequel. And, "surprise surprise", it's not good. While it doesn't ruin the Carpenter classic like Terminator 3 ruined the first two Terminator films, you can't help but compare and contrast it to the original.

    Poor Norwegians. Apparently they're all one-dimensional, scruffy bearded guys, and the Americans have to steal the limelight from them. The great thing about Carpenter's original is that it had a great variety…

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  • Patty♡

    Added by Patty♡

    This movie is so bad it hurts-

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  • Cvnt_Destroyer

    Added by Cvnt_Destroyer

    A rape of the original masterpiece.

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  • Ernst_Bitterman

    ★★★½ Watched by Ernst_Bitterman 04 Jun, 2013

    I am of divided loyalties on this film. I absolutely despise the unnecessary re-make. LOATHE it. Even though this film offers itself as a prequel to the best thing John Carpenter ever did, it is really just the same ground replowed, and unless there's some vast improvement in the technology of film-making (like, sound or Technicolor-- CGI doesn't count) or an entirely unexplored theme in the story-telling, it's a waste of time and effort to conduct such replowing.

    However, I…

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★ Added by SmokingPizza

    Aside from Mary Elizabeth Winstead who is always a pleasure to watch on the big screen this movie was pretty awful. I appreciate it for them wanting to go back and tell the story of the first team but this film lacks SO much of what the original had. My biggest complaint, which I'm sure is everyone's complaint, is the overuse of cgi for the alien. That's a topic I could talk about forever, the complete lack of work ethic…

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  • alibrarianslib

    ★★ Watched by alibrarianslib 20 Apr, 2015 2

    Blah. Typical monster movie. Deeks dies. Weird looking alien monster. Never seemed real at all, from the monster to the panic.

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  • Mike P

    Watched by Mike P 01 Feb, 2013

    In a very special episode of "What was I thinking?"

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  • Ian W. Pugh

    ★★ Rewatched by Ian W. Pugh 18 Apr, 2015

    Too consumed with answering questions to justify its movement: "Oh, they didn't want to use the radio before they couldn't. Oh, that Norwegian was the only one couldn't speak English. Oh, the burnt Thing-corpse was once a two-bodied wall-walker." And the real whopper: "Oh, you're filming the climax inside of the spaceship." Hilariously, the driving force behind these blank-fillers--"the very smart and rational American"--is as about as close as you can get to an antithesis of Carpenter's original, and most…

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  • PatrickRipoll

    Added by PatrickRipoll

    I got 20 minutes into it. This isn't a review, I haven't seen this, just a place to say that it's amazing how little it takes to become clear that a director has no idea what they're doing. I was kinda with it and then the first alien attack was so incompetently staged and dull that I immediately tuned out.

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  • Kim Smith

    ★★★★★ Added by Kim Smith

    I loved the original movie. When I saw the advertisements for this, I figured it was just another 80's movie that Hollywood was remaking again. I didn't read any reviews, just went to the theater to see it. Imagine my surprise and delight at the very end :)

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