There was more of a sequel in the Belushi/Aykroyd NEIGHBORS than there was in this one.
A mess, and a miss. The ALIEN elements, while completely unsurprising at this point, were well-handled, and the hellzapoppin scene where the creatures attack the (idiot) crew members drawn to their planet is the best in the movie. (But I still don't get how these creatures are the "perfect" lifeform, or why mankind is the "perfect" host, as their evolution is practically nil over eight movies--in ALIEN RESURRECTION they swam, and that's about it.)
Unfortunately, the incoherent and unappealing PROMETHEUS…
A cable favorite in my teens, finally available in a good quality DVD, anamorphically enhanced at last. (Why no Blu-ray?) Its frank, febrile atmosphere is one of those things that got me to Asia, though Singapore was a disappointingly authoritarian place by the time I got there. There's nothing disappointing about the film, though, Bogdanovich's return to movies after a string of flops, a Paul Theroux adaptation made with a dummy script to fool the authorities into thinking it was…