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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:15 pm

Alien has to be one of my favourite sci-fi movies of all time. I mean, Sigourney Weaver is enough to make any movie awesome, but Ian Holm is also in it, which makes it even better. Not to mention that it's absolutely terrifying and the special effects were way ahead of their time. The movies, unfortunately, got worse as they went on, leaving us with a bad taste in our mouths by the fourth one. Despite all that, I still liked 1-4 and it saddens me whenever someone hasn't seen them (even though my first time watching them was about 4 years ago :p).

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Post by Ephemeral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:41 pm

The first is an absolute classic. What a fantastic little film that was. I love the slow, tense build up to the final half hour or so of terror.

The second was very well made and still stands up today, but it's not a patch on the original. Still, seeing Ripley kick bottom at the end is just amazing.

The third, while not quite as terrific as the first two, was and still is a vastly underrated film. I think the fact that it was so downbeat and nihilistic may have put a lot of folks off it.

The fourth has some wonderful qualities to it, but overall I just couldn't truly enjoy it. It felt a little too comedic at times, and for that reason didn't fit tonally with the first three.
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53 pm

Agreed on all accounts.


THe fourth is hilarious, but it's got the Weave in it, so it's still good Wink. The last bit with the baby alien thing getting sucked out into space is too much.

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Post by Ephemeral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18 pm

I have to agree with you on that point. Still, it has Winona Ryder in it, and I had a huge crush on her back in the day. So, it's not all bad! Embarassed
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Post by SJFaerlind on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:04 am

I didn't like to watch them but then I can't stand suspense movies, especially anything even remotely horrific. The aliens were all drippy and gooey Razz and the whole spider-thingy-on-your-head-that-shoves-an-embryonic-alien-in-your-belly-that-will-eventually-rip-its-way-out-of-you kinda put me off. I have to agree that Sigourney Weaver was awesome in them though. It must have been hard to be awesome among all that alien yuck.
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:30 am

Eph- I don't remember Winona Ryder being in that movie >_>

SJ- I love the face-huggers. So creepy!

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Post by Klingon on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:15 am

Weaver was also cool in Avatar Smile Angry science lady Smile
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:04 pm

Yes! She was also cool in Cabin in the Woods. Weird cameo appearance lol. And I loved that she was the voice of the ship in Wall-E. Also, she was in Baby Mamma and that blew my mind lol

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Post by Ephemeral on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:01 pm

Wasn't she also the voice of the ship's computer in an episode of Futurama?
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Post by The Doctor on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:13 pm

Sexy movies. Loved all of them! Very Happy

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Post by SJFaerlind on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:02 am

olivia_the_vulcan wrote:Eph- I don't remember Winona Ryder being in that movie >_>

SJ- I love the face-huggers. So creepy!
They left wounds on the dog! That's just all kinds of wrong right there! No

Klingon wrote:Weaver was also cool in Avatar Smile Angry science lady Smile
She is great in everything Very Happy
I loved Avatar
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:34 pm

Eph- I don't remember, I liked Futurama but haven't watched since I was a kid.

Inc- lol glad you like them

SJ- I don't remember that either

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Post by Klingon on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:06 am

what futurama is doing in alien thread?
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