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Postby chanilover » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:00 am

It's great and disgusting, especially where it bursts out of people's stomachs.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:34 am

I endorse this completely random thread about a movie I love :)
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:59 am

I usually dont go in for SF/horror cross-overs, but this one was great. But I personally liked the scene where they were rewiring Ash's decapitated head to tell them what was going on.
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Postby Robspierre » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:18 pm

Whoah, shades of sloey there for a moment :lol:

Awesome film, I love the feel and look and the whole buildup.

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Postby chanilover » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:34 am

Maybe Sloey should come along to this site?

Alien is a sci-fi film, isn't it? Although I think Aliens is even better than Alien, the films went downhill fast after that
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:50 am

I don't know, I liked the third one, especially the end, where Ripley does her swan-song "Oops, I just birthed a chestpopper!" dive into the furnace. :D

(Loved the actors' accents in that one, too. What can I say, irredeemable Anglophile! ;) )

The only good thing about the fourth one was when the alien gets sucked out the hole in the window. Yummy! :D
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:55 am

chanilover wrote:Alien is a sci-fi film, isn't it?


The setting is sci-fi but once the action starts it's just a horror movie, isn't it?

Although I think Aliens is even better than Alien, the films went downhill fast after that


I agree, I liked Aliens better. Whenever someone asks if there are any questions, I can't help but say, "Yeah, I got a question. How do I get out of this chicken shit outfit?".

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Postby Phaedrus » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:56 pm

I've only seen the first one.

For a science fiction movie, it lacked depth or any real plot. For a horror movie, it was too easy to sleep through.

Not that I don't like the concept of aliens that pop out of people's chests that have acidic blood, but meh. Just wasn't that entertaining to me.
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Postby chanilover » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:00 am

It made me bite my fingernails down. But I was only about 11 or 12 when I first saw it.

Maybe Kevin Anderson will write a trilogy - Aliens of Dune, with the Bene Gesserit infected with aliens bursting out of their stomachs. Come to think of it, that should have been the ancient enemy the Honoured Matres were running away from.
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:51 am

Even better, Aliens vs. Dune: Messiah directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and Uwe Boll :) :P
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Postby Robspierre » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:30 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Even better, Aliens vs. Dune: Messiah directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and Uwe Boll :) :P


With screenplay by Sloey! :o

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