The most depressing ending since BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Movies are alchemy. I’ve said this before, and I’m sure I’ll say it many more times before I’m gone, but it’s the truth of the cinema: a magical, hard to harness process can turn a strip of film into something far more precious and meaningful.
Watch WONDER WOMAN with distant, unengaged eyes and you might see the seams, the places where reshoots came in or where the story is papered over in order to keep moving along to the next…
The original ALIEN, almost 40 years old now, was revolutionary for its blue collar aesthetic. It was the story of space truckers, working men and women, and it was in a genre that until then had only envisioned space as a place for the military and scientists. In ALIEN the future had jobs for real working people… who would be killed off one by one in proto-slasher style.
In the original ALIEN the real bad guy was the company, sending…