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post #151 of 2359
Why can I not just get a movie with a buttload of space marines fighting a crapload of aliens?

Ugh. Been waiting on THAT movie ever since Aliens.
post #152 of 2359
R.S. wants to make 2 prequels:
http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010...medium=twitter
post #153 of 2359
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Originally Posted by MatteoMS View Post

Why can I not just get a movie with a buttload of space marines fighting a crapload of aliens?

Ugh. Been waiting on THAT movie ever since Aliens.

Starship Troopers? But then again, I hated that movie.
post #154 of 2359
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I am not sure why there is such fascination and/or intrigue about the Space Jockey after all these years.
Frankly, I could care less.
I thought A1's use of it was fine and didn't need additional explanation.
A pilot....of a crashed vehicle...'nuff said.

They didn't have the money, talent or will to go there in 85-86, but most of the writers and producers had this direction in mind. Cameron's guns were an easy sell over something more challenging. We bought it and they made money.
Guess we'll find out if there's any stones left in this one.

Given the recent cartoon making 3 Bil and counting, it might be a tough call.
post #155 of 2359
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

Given the recent cartoon making 3 Bil and counting, it might be a tough call.

Eric, you're being too cynical again!

I wonder if Avatar might actually help this film?
If you think about it....Avatar IS a sci-fi and J.C. did make an Alien movie.
There is inspiration from Aliens in Avatar (the spaceships, the guns, etc).

Sci-fi in 3D does seem to be the hot ticket right now.
post #156 of 2359
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Starship Troopers? But then again, I hated that movie.

More like the Colonial Space Marines comics that used to be around. Didn't mind Starship Troopers, but the bugs are definitely no Aliens.
post #157 of 2359
Starship Groupers would have been badass if it weren't for Casper Van Oscar winner and the horrid dialog. Micheal Ironside makes a winning movie no matter what.
post #158 of 2359
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Eric, you're being too cynical again!

Guilty As Can Be, Dream Walker

Thanks oink - I'll pet a cat or something
post #159 of 2359
Starship Troopers kicked tail. Sure it was hokie but had a sense of Robocop meets Aliens. The only really bad part of the movie is I took my wife to see it theatrically and thus I had to go with her to see Titanic...

Bring on the prequels! Just don't cop out. Weren't the Space Jockies much bigger than us...like Navi size?
post #160 of 2359
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Starship Troopers kicked tail.

Absolutely.
A very subversive movie that many didn't "get."


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Weren't the Space Jockies much bigger than us...like Navi size?

IIRC, the one in the ship was the size of a T-Rex.
post #161 of 2359
With few exceptions, I think prequels are doomed from inception. They become excercises in puzzle making instead of story telling.
post #162 of 2359
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With few exceptions, I think prequels are doomed from inception. They become excercises in puzzle making instead of story telling.

Well said.
post #163 of 2359
Bull, just because there are bad examples out there it doesn't meant that the concept is flawed.
post #164 of 2359
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Originally Posted by MatteoMS View Post

Why can I not just get a movie with a buttload of space marines fighting a crapload of aliens?

Ugh. Been waiting on THAT movie ever since Aliens.

I hear there is this little know movie called Avatar that does just that
post #165 of 2359
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I here there is this little know movie called Avatar that does just that

Those are big blue goofballs. Not Aliens. I don't mean any aliens, I mean Aliens Aliens.
post #166 of 2359
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With few exceptions, I think prequels are doomed from inception. They become excercises in puzzle making instead of story telling.

True. But an Alien prequel is likely to have a better budget, better talent and get green lit before a no name "better" movie would. The AVP movies MAY not have been cinematic masterpieces ( ) but I still enjoyed the AV quality they had with their better budgets compared to direct to video fare in this genre.
post #167 of 2359
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the avp movies may not have been cinematic masterpieces ( ) but i still enjoyed the av quality they had with their better budgets compared to direct to video fare in this genre.

+1
post #168 of 2359
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

True. But an Alien prequel is likely to have a better budget, better talent and get green lit before a no name "better" movie would. The AVP movies MAY not have been cinematic masterpieces ( ) but I still enjoyed the AV quality they had with their better budgets compared to direct to video fare in this genre.

Alien and Aliens were clearly the high water mark of the series, and the studio really wanted a third installment so they threw everything but the kitchen sink at Alien3. To this day, David Fincher refuses to talk about that cinematic disaster.

Budget and studio support sometimes aren't enough: http://kunochan.com/?p=450

Sorry guys, I think this turkey is already dead. There hasn't been a critically solid movie in the franchise since Cameron took a crack at it.
post #169 of 2359
Alien 3 didn't receive studio "support" it received endless meddling and changes from Fox, which is why Fincher just wanna forget about it.
This will be different Scott isn't an upstart director like Fincher was at the time who can be pushed around, he is also the guy who started it all, so he will receive the real support he needs/wants. Of course this doesn't mean that the movie[s] will be great, but certainly in better prospect then Alien 3 ever was.
post #170 of 2359
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Originally Posted by thehun View Post

Alien 3 didn't receive studio "support" it received endless meddling and changes from Fox, which is why Fincher just wanna forget about it.
This will be different Scott isn't an upstart director like Fincher was at the time who can be pushed around, he is also the guy who started it all, so he will receive the real support he needs/wants. Of course this doesn't mean that the movie[s] will be great, but certainly in better prospect then Alien 3 ever was.

This is a fair point. Also, being a typical internet goofball, I haven't really read much of anything in this thread, and therefore I did not realize Ridley Scott was directing. If Scott is directing, I take back everything I said.
post #171 of 2359
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This will be different Scott isn't an upstart director like Fincher was at the time who can be pushed around, he is also the guy who started it all, so he will receive the real support he needs/wants. Of course this doesn't mean that the movie[s] will be great, but certainly in better prospect then Alien 3 ever was.

Agreed.


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Originally Posted by gremmy View Post

This is a fair point. Also, being a typical internet goofball, I haven't really read much of anything in this thread, and therefore I did not realize Ridley Scott was directing. If Scott is directing, I take back everything I said.

We forgive you....
post #172 of 2359
Word has come down that Damon Lindelof (LOST, Star Trek) may be rewriting the script with Ridley Scott's full support. Nothing official yet though.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/07/28/...alien-prequel/
post #173 of 2359
Crap, I was hoping this was shooting already...
post #174 of 2359
After that limp dick of a last season of Lost, I'm not too happy about this.
post #175 of 2359
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After that limp dick of a last season of Lost, I'm not too happy about this.

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post #176 of 2359
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After that limp dick of a last season of Lost, I'm not too happy about this.

LOST seemed limp from the very beginning.
Watched a few of the first episodes and completely gave up on the series.
Although I have been told by more than one person, it perked up as it went along....
post #177 of 2359
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Word has come down that Damon Lindelof (LOST, Star Trek) may be rewriting the script with Ridley Scott's full support. Nothing official yet though.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/07/28/...alien-prequel/

Hmm, so the 'Harvest' story is out or just being tuned?
post #178 of 2359
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

LOST seemed limp from the very beginning.
Watched a few of the first episodes and completely gave up on the series.
Although I have been told by more than one person, it perked up as it went along....

The pilot was a firecracker and by the fourth episode (Walkabout) it was obvious the show was a cut above and not going to be what anyone expected... and it more than delivered for 90% of its run, including the final season. You should definitely revisit it.
post #179 of 2359
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Originally Posted by MatteoMS View Post

Why can I not just get a movie with a buttload of space marines fighting a crapload of aliens?

Ugh. Been waiting on THAT movie ever since Aliens.

Perhaps you will get the chance:

http://blastr.com/2010/07/battle-los...see-coming.php

Battle Los Angeles

"What is Battle: Los Angeles? It's a movie starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and a whole bunch of Marines who should be bad-ass but, in the footage shown today, look scared to death. Why? Because L.A. is under attack from a fleet of vicious aliens, who are using everything from low-flying ships to hand-to-hand combat to bring the city to its knees."
post #180 of 2359
Hahaha... I dont't think there could've been a more perfect response ^^
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