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Sequel is A+ as well. Same goes for the first 2 terminators.
70's - 90's were gold for American cinema. what happened?
- yes, no more optical effects, no more artists only people working in front of screens.i_was
- Bill Murray said once he disliked Ghostbusters II because the budget went to SFX, and the writing was sacrificed. It's now quite commoncolin_s
- Oh, shit yes. My dad took me to see T2 in the theatre and I'll never forget it.elahon
- T2 was a seminal CGI moment but also had a killer script. It all went wrong when Arnie went into politics.MrT
- T2 seemed very much a cash in to me, no new ideas, add a kid into the story and market it at the teenagers.webazoot
- ^ Hmmm, Arnie's switch to the good guy was 'uuuge, particularly before internet spoiler bollocks.MrT
NO MORE BORIS JOHNSON THREADS, FFS.
Saw this at Hot Docs a few months ago and it's a must-see if you're a fan of the original. ("But what the hell do these grandmas have to do with Alien?" Well, they're the inspiration for the Xenomorphs: the Furies of Greek myth.)
Such good films! I might be one of the few that actually loved Alien 3 as well. I need to go hunt down remastered copies so I can enjoy them in high resolution and on a modern sound system.
Ooh, looks like the original WAS remastered this year in 4K UHD Blu-Ray with 5.1 sound for the first time! Might be time to upgrade the television and player.
This scene is absolutely insane, love it and the Xenomorph is so badass.
- "Alien" now has been stretched so thin, convoluted & made up as it goes along, that they may as well have picked-up here and gone forward.Akagiyama
- Like, the fucking Alien is eating a croissant then becomes half-Alien/half-croi... or something, terrorizing overpriced bakeries everywhere!Akagiyama
- lol@ YT comment! ^^Akagiyama
- @Akagiyama I liked that movie at the time. Think because I loved City of Lost Children, not sure I'd revisit it now though.PhanLo
- Happy to watch endless documentaries about the first two, but it's been milked to death as a franchise.PhanLo
- I didn't mind Alien Resurrection at the time because it was so weird and different and I was younger. Looking at it now..ah well.Akagiyama
Maybe I'm not a cinephile but love the Alien universe so much that I am into everything they've put out – even Resurrection. Prometheus was ace, Covenant was a rollercoaster – I'm in for all of it.
I remember watching Aliens on VHS at my mates house when i was about 9, the curtains drawn and felt super exhilarated that I managed to get through it.
The only other film that supersedes this in terms of shaping my cinematic world view was Mad Max 2....
- Prometheus and Covenant were terrible.i_monk
- I enjoyed Prometheus and Covenant. They were better than most cheesy sci-fi attemptsStoicLevels
- I'll watch any new film in that universe, even if the stories are a bit wonky the visuals are so good. I wonder if it will end with Ridley?PhanLo
- P + C were hardly 'terrible'. Pretty accomplished looking stuff to me.DaveO
- Prometheus really sucks, Alien I is a masterpiece.i_was
- Mad Max I and II, great movies, amazing action camerai_was
- By making alien I and Blade Runner I, Ridley Scott can be considered a genius.i_was
- P + C were actually very good in building the Alien Universe further. Waiting for a P director's cut with all the cut scenes includedgrafician
- I'll watch any Terminator content as well. Marvel / Star Wars has lost me entirely.DaveO
- Also I love it when people classify ALIEN as horror rather than sci fi!DaveO
- I loved the alien where they were in the prison.monospaced
- Last terminator was unwatchable for me. Didn't make it passed the first actStoicLevels
- "I'll be back"i_was
American filmmaking peaked in the 90s fo shizzle
- ok boomermonospaced
- are you not entertained?StoicLevels
- that's crap. the 70s new wave was the ultimate peak in creativityhans_glib
- one can argue Alien was more UK filmmaking than American... cough. Ridley Scott...Cough... Shepperton Studios. Cough.jonny_quest_lives