I felt my IQ drop a few points listening to him.
Doodle, I may come crying to you, but it won't be for that reason. Like, ever.
But in all seriousness, I do hope that what little Alex Jones says about the movie is true. I've been wondering about the big dead dude in the space chair ever since I saw Alien as a grade schooler. (Look my parents too me too see Cheech and Chong's Next Movie too, and I turned out fine, okay?)
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where does it rank in the alien franchise? Third best?
I'd put it way ahead of Aliens and Resurrection (and forget about AvP in this discussion). Alien3 could have been brilliant, but it is very flawed (moreso than Prometheus). Obviously nothing can "out-Alien" the first film, but for me personally I'd rather watch Prometheus again. So I'd settle on a close second.
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My personal ranking:
1)Aliens, it is just so much fun, who cares if the gun-turrets don't make sense with the number of aliens to colonists, it was a hoot.
2)Alien. Set the bar for creepy alien monster movies.
3)Alien^3. Gritty, dirty and a bunch of British guys biting it, can't go wrong there.
4)Alien vs. Predator. Did not like the quick incubation rate (like 5 minutes), but after that, it was still pretty good. The predators looked a little too wide for my taste, but not horribly so.
5)Prometheus. Great visuals. Stupid-suicidal characters are a bit of a turn off (I mean the scientists gathered in 2 days for AvP were better than the scientists presumably vetted for a space mission).
6)Alien Resurrection. I HATE Winona Ryder! And the space pirates were all sucky except for the wheelchair guy and the black guy and of course they kill the black guy for no apparent reason. Kick your boot off! Fall in the water and untie your boot and climb back out! WTF MAN!?
7) Aliens vs. Predator Requiem. The only one currently out on disc that I don't own. The whole delivery area pregnant women alien birth burst thing really squicked me out.
Yeah, I love the "sharp sticks" comment.
Funny thing, I was listening to the commentary on AvP and Lance said that Cameron asked if he would have a problem crawling through a small enclosed space and as a great actor he said, "Nope." When they put him in there and sealed it behind him, it did freak him out a little.
I'd quibble, but well reasoned.
Plus, Aliens has got Bill Paxton.
Why don't you put her in charge?
We've got knives, we've got big sharp sticks.
You're right, man, Bishop should go. Good idea!
I actually sat and watched that whole video. And at the end, I'm not much of a video game player, but I couldn't help but scream LEEROY JENKINS!
I did gain some respect for AvP after talking to Lance Henriksen about how hard they worked on that flick.
My biggest problem with it was as a fanboy (the Preds, as a group, put up less of a fight than an unarmed scientist). That, and Anderson tried to put way too many sub-genres in one film. It was like some crazy flesh golem of Alien + Aliens + Predator 2 + Cube + The Thing...
Alien3 could have been truly wonderful sci-fi. All the best parts of the actual movie are left over from that idea.
Say what you will about AvP 2, at least it knew what it wanted to be, albeit aiming low.