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alien 3: a pretty interesting movie, even if bad

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Alien 3 has a great tone and atmosphere

    a few other cool elements

    but overall not very good

    it's actually getting to me a hell of a lot more than alien did

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Blake T wrote: »
    The trailer looks really promising.

    It looks like they are basing it in the book, rather than remaking the movie, and it seems quite different.

    But it is being directed by the guy that did underworld.....

    Underworld was a good idea

    with a good cast

    that just went wrong

    and yet it kept making money and getting sequels

    The Total Recall trailer looks good though, so I still have hope

    Sweeney Tom on
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    What is the best scifi movie that came out in the last twelve years guys.

    And let's say inception doesn't count if you like it because it's the only one I can think of.

  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    Cyrondin wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    Cyrondin wrote: »
    i will see it.

    also to note that the Joss Whedon witten alien Resurrection. he did the avengers movie which is now breaking records. really messed up.

    also of movies people forgot about age ago, i think total recall is a masterpeice.

    that's becase one movie is bad and the other movie is good?

    i mean it's not really that weird

    ya i just thinking dumb, but the movie feel like his rough draft of firefly.

    I'm pretty sure they butchered his original script during production for AR.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    What is the best scifi movie that came out in the last twelve years guys.

    And let's say inception doesn't count if you like it because it's the only one I can think of.

    i like moon a lot.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I watched moon the other day, it was pretty good

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    The trailer looks really promising.

    It looks like they are basing it in the book, rather than remaking the movie, and it seems quite different.

    But it is being directed by the guy that did underworld.....

    Underworld was a good idea

    with a good cast

    that just went wrong

    and yet it kept making money and getting sequels

    The Total Recall trailer looks good though, so I still have hope

    Underworld is a guilty pleasure, but it's a fairly simple idea with not very high concepts.

    To be fair, the original total recall didn't really delve into the big ideas, but it handled them competently enough.

    I don't know.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    oh god, charles dance just died

    he was carrying this movie and it's only half done

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    What is the best scifi movie that came out in the last twelve years guys.

    And let's say inception doesn't count if you like it because it's the only one I can think of.

    i like moon a lot.

    Oh yeah.

    I completely forgot about moon.

    I should watch it again.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    sf is also a weirdly false genre these days, avatar counts for example

    it's probably more accurate to ask which movies have been introspective or worked as cultural commentary

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    And obviously Jason X or whatever Friday the thirteenth movie was set in space doesn't count because that would always win.

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    And obviously Jason X or whatever Friday the thirteenth movie was set in space ain't count because that would always win.

    jason x yeah

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    We can probably put avatar under "space opera" where there are scifi movies that exist purely to show off sweet mechs and space dragons.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    okay fine

    hellraiser 4

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    leprechaun in space

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    space opera is another name for 'planetary romance' a la mass effect, which is really just Arthurian myth in space

    how granular do you want to get

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    i thought planetary romance was a TYPE of space opera

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    and the creme de la creme

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    i hated both newt & hicks so it's all gravy to me

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i thought planetary romance was a TYPE of space opera

    it doesn't really matter, making subtypes of science fiction is an exercise in frustration and futility

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    SyFy movies are disqualified because they aren't counted as SciFi but now counted as SyFy because fuck Bonnie Hammer

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    man the sound work in this movie owns bones

    tho i think i'll rewatch 1 and 2 to compare

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    i hated both newt & hicks so it's all gravy to me

    when you start it right off with people dying there's no contrast to the whole thing; it's like half life skipping the first chapter

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    savage planet is a movie where space travelers land onn alien planet and fight giant killer bees

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    i hated both newt & hicks so it's all gravy to me

    when you start it right off with people dying there's no contrast to the whole thing; it's like half life skipping the first chapter

    half life blows anyway. and i wouldn't say that - the deaths of newt and hicks are still caused by the alien. if anything it turns the movie into a blood tragedy

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i thought planetary romance was a TYPE of space opera

    it doesn't really matter, making subtypes of science fiction is an exercise in frustration and futility

    no fuck you i want to define specifically what we're talking about depending on what types of pew pew guns they use

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    20 year newt going on a revenge mission in future earth dropping from vents killing suits and aliens would have been awesome orik.

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    SyFy stopped playing the 4th of July Twilight Zone marathon a year or two ago and replaced it with a Greatest American Hero marathon

    I don't care that it was only for a year, I will never forgive them for that decision

    The terrorists won that year

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i thought planetary romance was a TYPE of space opera

    it doesn't really matter, making subtypes of science fiction is an exercise in frustration and futility

    no fuck you i want to define specifically what we're talking about depending on what types of pew pew guns they use

    well some people use planetary romance to refer specifically to the space safari kind of story, and reserve space opera for melodramatic galaxy exploration stuff

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    sweeney tom

    don't you ever talk shit on greatest american hero again

    ever

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i thought planetary romance was a TYPE of space opera

    it doesn't really matter, making subtypes of science fiction is an exercise in frustration and futility

    no fuck you i want to define specifically what we're talking about depending on what types of pew pew guns they use

    well some people use planetary romance to refer specifically to the space safari kind of story, and reserve space opera for melodramatic galaxy exploration stuff

    i might be some people

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    So was newt nick-named after the first president of the moon?

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    okay seriously

    enough with the space subgenres

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    i hated both newt & hicks so it's all gravy to me

    when you start it right off with people dying there's no contrast to the whole thing; it's like half life skipping the first chapter

    half life blows anyway. and i wouldn't say that - the deaths of newt and hicks are still caused by the alien. if anything it turns the movie into a blood tragedy

    who watches alien movies for tragedy

    if everyone's going to die at the end or after the end what's the point, might as well go full event horizon or solaris and at least give people something to look at if there's no survival tension

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    sweeney tom

    don't you ever talk shit on greatest american hero again

    ever

    I am fine with it being aired on SyFy any other day

    But dammit Twilight Zone has been marathoned on the 4th of July weekend on SyFy for enough years that it has become tradition

    I don't want to shoot fireworks without seeing tiny human earth people get squished by gigantic alien women who look human on television

    Sweeney Tom on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    20 year newt going on a revenge mission in future earth dropping from vents killing suits and aliens would have been awesome orik.

    awesome but not interesting or horrifying

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Alien 3 attempted to bring back the one alien scenario into a post Alien setting, but any movie that kicks you in the balls regarding the the offscreen death of characters from the last movie is sequel poison

    i hated both newt & hicks so it's all gravy to me

    when you start it right off with people dying there's no contrast to the whole thing; it's like half life skipping the first chapter

    half life blows anyway. and i wouldn't say that - the deaths of newt and hicks are still caused by the alien. if anything it turns the movie into a blood tragedy

    who watches alien movies for tragedy

    if everyone's going to die at the end or after the end what's the point, might as well go full event horizon or solaris and at least give people something to look at if there's no survival tension

    Event Horizon was fantastic

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