What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

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Which Alien film is your favorite?

Alien
1
14%
Aliens
6
86%
Alien 3
0
No votes
Alien Resurrection
0
No votes
Alien vs Predator
0
No votes
AVP Requiem
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

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What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by David A Harvey » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:16 pm

Hi Everyone,
Its been ages since we has a new post on the board so here is a gratuitous link ;)
http://io9.com/5811814/what-your-favori ... -about-you

I chose Aliens over Alien but it was a close run thing, but I like all four of the films. Yes I have always liked Alien 3* and Alien Resurrection made me laugh so much that I can't bring myself to dislike it. It's a wonderful self parody.

*no, honestly I have. Uneven and a bit heavy handed but I enjoyed it.
Thankfully the extended version of Alien 3 in the (ridiculously cheap last time I looked) Quadrilogy box set (with the middle section put back in, giving more McGann, more explanation, and more character development) is a far more satisfying film.

OK, I've embarrassed myself enough. Over to you. :D

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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by Spudgun » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:54 pm

Well, I voted for Aliens, but it has to be the Directors cut.
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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by Liz W » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Hi all

I, too, voted for Aliens. It has always been my favourite.

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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by Geoffrey(aka Jasper) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:11 pm

Well that was a fun little link. Thanks David.

Definitely Aliens for me. If Alien was a walk in a haunted house then Aliens was a roller-coaster ride. :D

Alien3, well it had its moments and I'm glad it wasn't a simple re-off of Aliens, but basically I came out of the cinema having seen Alien & Aliens going "Wow!" After Alien 3 I came out going "Yeah . . . well . . " :(

Alien Resurrection certianly had its moments, but for me it just didn't really hang together. "It's a wonderful self parody." Hmmm . . . I'd be interested to know if they knew they were making a self-parody at the time. :roll:

AvP well, it had it's moments (I rather like using that phrase don't I?) but it played a bit fast and loose with the mythology of the previous films for my tastes. AvP2 I haven't seen and what little I've heard of it doesn't really make me want to see it.
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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by David A Harvey » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:44 am

Geoffrey(aka Jasper) wrote:Well that was a fun little link. Thanks David..
Glad you enjoyed it
Geoffrey(aka Jasper) wrote:Alien Resurrection certianly had its moments, but for me it just didn't really hang together. "It's a wonderful self parody." Hmmm . . . I'd be interested to know if they knew they were making a self-parody at the time. :roll: ..
I may well have been exaggerating a little for effect :twisted:
but with a script by Joss Wheedon and a director's alternate cut that opens with an acid blooded fly being splattered on a spaceship windscreen I suspect they did...

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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by Geoffrey(aka Jasper) » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:37 am

Interesting that, but I'm still inclined to file Alien3 in the drawer marked "Joss Whedon has a good record, but no one hits a 100%" :)
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Re: What your favorite alien film (allegedly) says about you

Post by David A Harvey » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:00 pm

Agreed, I've seen Titan AE. ;)

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