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Old thread here.

Saw Brave this weekend with my sister and her family. It was a pretty good movie, but it seemed to be too standard a story for what I've come to expect of Pixar. A rebellious princess who doesn't want to be forced into marriage, trouble ensues. Only this time she's Scottish.
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I've watched Alien 4 again two days ago. I totally forgot how bad this movie was. It is like a mashup of Alien 1 to 3, with additional sillyness. They shouldn't have done this movie, imo. Alien 1 - 3, that's the deal, everything after that is crap.

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yep. Alien 3 is kinda boring though. They are all trapped in that prison planet dump so it's a bit predictable and doesn't change pace untill the last half hour or so.

Alien 4 overcompensated, everything is cartoony dual wielding action. Totally ruins the atmosphere.

Edited by Gorgon, 25 June 2012 - 07:05 AM.


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Still, I kind of like the visuals in 4.

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I never actually watched Alien 4. I keep meaning too, if only for a sense of completion.

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Heh, I actually had an Aliens marathon over the weekend, got all four in.

Alien 4 is kind of interesting in that it's written by Joss Whedon and he has remarked a few times how they followed the script in general, but in every scene he wrote, they've emphasised the wrong element and removed what he'd planned which has it coming across in ways he never imagined it could be done.

Does make me curious as to how he had it sketched out originally.

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alien 4 sucks pretty hard. if they had just made it a stand alone alien spinoff movie, then it would have been "ok", but "ok" is nowhere near good enough for a franchise of that calibur

i hated alien 3 when it came out, but now, on reflection over many years and viewings, i think it is an adequate final film for Ripley

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Yeah, I watched all movies recently, because I wanted to prepare for Prometheus. When I had seen Alien 3 the first time, I found it damn boring too, but my perception of it changed over the years. Especially after Alien 4, I think that 3 is a good ending. :p

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Heh, I actually had an Aliens marathon over the weekend, got all four in.

Alien 4 is kind of interesting in that it's written by Joss Whedon and he has remarked a few times how they followed the script in general, but in every scene he wrote, they've emphasised the wrong element and removed what he'd planned which has it coming across in ways he never imagined it could be done.

Does make me curious as to how he had it sketched out originally.


I've read his script and I can say pretty accurately that they didn't follow the script at all. It's the same general plot, but that's it.

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I like the "Alien", the rest in the series are pretty meh. In other news, today I saw "Tropa de Elite". It's a pretty vivid tale about corruption in the Brazilian police. I'd give it 4/5 stars.

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Saw Prometheus a while back too. Not sure what all the fuzz was about, then again the hype was nearly non-existant in this vale of tears anyways. I don't even recall seeing any posters for the movie, unlike Battlefield which was total crud.

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I did see something about how the studio actually did shift Prometheus, so the script isn't meant to be "prequel to Alien" but more stand-alone with potential connections to the universe in general.

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ridley scott has been having some issues ever since black hawk down... kingdom of heaven was a mess, that robin hood movie.... i'm surprised prometheus turned out even halfway decent (i haven't seen it yet, but i've heard its not too terrible)

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Rock of Ages.

It's actually quite amusing and throws the rock n roll nostalgia at you.
Although Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand have kind of spoiled "I can't fight this feeling" for me. Twistedly funny, but some things you really don't want stuck in your mind...

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ridley scott has been having some issues ever since black hawk down... kingdom of heaven was a mess, that robin hood movie.... i'm surprised prometheus turned out even halfway decent (i haven't seen it yet, but i've heard its not too terrible)

Thou shall not speak ill of Riddley Scott!God wills it!!

Besides I don't know what you're talking about those were good movies.

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lol, dont get me wrong, I love ridley scott (when he's on his "A" game)

blade runner and alien are two of my favorite films of all time ever. legend, gladiator, and black hawk down are all great too. but we fans of mr scott cannot kid ourselves, he's made some stinkers too.

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Sorry, Entrerix is more or less on the money: Kingdom of Heaven was a bit of a mess (not a disaster but has the 'scent of meh' about it) and Robin Hood mit Russell Crowe really was average.

Ridley's mojo is on the wane, I am sad to say.

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So they've released the trailer for Dredd now..

Along with the film synopsis

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PifvRiHVSCY

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I liked the old Judge Dredd movie. Should re-watch it again some day.

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Well it can't have Max Von Sydow, he must be a hundred years old now, on the other hand it doesn't have Stallone either, which is a plus all things considered.




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