I don’t think Alien 3 is very good, though it is visually striking, as a lot of very bad movies from the era are (Jacob’s Ladder, anybody?). It’s clearly a situation where the script hadn’t been finished by the time filming started, and the result is a disjointed mess, even with the Assembly Cut that some fans insist…
You leave Them out of this
It’s not unusual for a movie to undergo reshoots six months before the release date, especially if it’s effects-intensive. For all we know, they’re probably just adding pickup shots to smooth out continuity.
“And we were gonna tell you all guys about our exciting new plans for the revamped Confederate, coming in 2020 to HBO Max!”
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Calling it: they’re totally getting Trevorrow’d from those Star Wars sequels.
Like I’ve said in the past, I am not a huge fan of Aliens. I don’t hate it, which a lot of people seem to assume is the case, I just don’t think it holds a candle to the original movie on any level. So I’ve never really understood why Aliens has become the de facto brand identity for a series in which every film was…
Well, this was a trip and a half. It started out as the author’s PhD dissertation under Rice University’s Jeffrey Kripal — the academic doyen of what might be called American Weirdness — and it’s a wild mix of history, literary criticism, religious studies, cultural anthropology, and out-and-out Forteana, tracing the…
That’s the price of “getting it.”
The real question is whether Star Trek needs to be a movie franchise at all. In the ‘80s and ‘90s you could argue that production values made a big difference — an expensive or even modestly budgeted movie in 2.35:1 widescreen with Dolby always looked and sounded better than a 4:3 TV show in standard definition. This…
DC, still ridin’ that crazy “Bang! Pow! Comics Aren’t For Kids Anymore!”™ train...
There does seem to be this weird fan consensus that Alien 3 “broke” the franchise. You can see that with the various spinoffs that have tried to mitigate the damage, with mixed results. Like that Colonial Marines game that established that the real Hicks got off the Sulaco before the Fiorina crash, or the adaptations…
I just wondered if they’re going to forget all that for the TV show to make it feel more familiar to the fans of GoT.
If Dark Fate does well, I imagine it’s inevitable that Cameron will start developing an Aliens sequel with Disney that “fixes” Alien 3, with a seventysomething Ripley and a thirtysomething Newt (Davis?) hunting xenomorphs on the Frontier.
Yeah, though the Hobbits also have things like museums and a postal system, plus clocks, which seem a bit more advanced than the rest of Middle-Earth.
It also dawned on me recently that Adam Driver would be a phenomenal Spock. Truly wasted on the other “Star” franchise.
Yes, but to everybody else those were just license plates. As a fan, you had access to information that made those numbers special.
Yeah, but DD-L retired to become an apprentice cobbler. That’s pretty hardcore as showbiz “retirements” go.
Blame the TV shows Happy Days and Alice and 50s horror films with teenage in the title on late night TV for the 80s fad in theme diners.
He would be the anti-Abrams.