This isn’t in the movie. It’s a DVD extra in the form of a communique to Weyand-Yutani.
Really not that much adventure.
It’s the only Tim Burton movie I can still sit through, probably because it’s hardly a Tim Burton movie at all.
2010 is not that great.
I’ve often thought that the best way to maintain the franchise is to introduce a new apex predator species in every movie. Different physiognomy, different reproductive cycle, different background. You’d always go in not knowing how these things were going to make life hell for the poor human meatbags who’d stumbled…
Which, interestingly enough, was not in Dan O’Bannon’s script. The crew were just a bunch of independents looking to make a big score, not corporate employees unwittingly headed to their doom. That was all in David Giler and Walter Hill’s rewrite, as was a character named Ripley.
There’s a lot of Lovecraft in Alien, but that was mostly O’Bannon and Giger, who were both massive fans. I don’t imagine that Ridley had read a lot of HPL, if he’d read him at all. Lovecraft was very obscure until the pulp revival of the ‘60s, and he didn’t become a household name until the ‘80s, thanks to Re-Animator…
I don’t think there are any human survivors at this point. And the colony is probably a freakshow, inhabited by whatever David turned the embryos into.
I just didn’t need to see the circle explicitly closed and “our” aliens being created by a character we know.
I dunno. There’s a lot of dumb stuff in both movies, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff as well. The thing is, Ridley Scott can never make a boring-looking movie. Even when they’re bad, it’s hard to look away.
I’ll put it this way: what makes Raiders great, and also Star Wars and Empire, is the mix of ‘30s adventure serial/pulp thrills with a post-Watergate world-weariness and anti-establishment cynicism. Indiana Jones is an antihero, basically a thief. He makes his living selling relics to museums while pretending to be a…
I think Predator should stay way the fuck away from Alien. Like there should be a 150 foot restraining order at all times. Those franchises do not inhabit a common universe. The AvP brand was the Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein moment for Alien.
Last Crusade is the worst. They turned Indy into a boy scout and Sallah and Brody into pathetic clowns. And the only female character is literally a Nazi.
I propose trial by Kosho
Beg to disagree. There was the potential for a great Mountains of Madness-type story about the aliens’ origins, but Prometheus wasn’t it.
Note: Alien died on the WAy bACK to his home plAnet
“There’s only ever the one,” he said.
I like the Mignola comics just fine — I’ve been a fan since I picked up the Seed of Destruction trade with the Bloch intro — but honestly, comics Hellboy is not that interesting or sympathetic as a character, apart from some choice one-liners (“No! I will not be food for bird women!”).