That was a lot to read !
spudthedestroyer wrote:I'm hoping we get a proper alien 4, without ripley but sticking to its horror roots.
I'm sure it could be great. Still, I don't mind Ripley being the main character of each movie: It's a great character! That's why I was not upset at the beginning of Alien 4: The idea of the Company, then the military trying to retrieve their dream weapon over the centuries, cloning Ripley over and over again is not without appeal to me. That's the ending and the really lame "baby" that bothers me. I thought even the aliens brought ot earth was a good idea for an eventual sequel (an idea ruined by those crappy AvP movies).
dinky wrote:And the spirit of ripley thing, I REALLY don't get. if anything, it pumps her up like some goddamn messiah. that the franchise apparently can't live without.
Well, the messiah I don't know, but she for sure is Cassandra. And it was a great idea from the directors of the first 3 movies to use her as the main character, not just a storytelling tool. In the 4th, they tried to give the Cassandra role to Wynona Rider and it didn't work out.
dinky wrote:it (Alien3) seemed clearly to be retreading the same themes established in ALIEN.
Yes, but it brought closure. That's why I agree with spudthedestroyer about the 4th being unnecessary (until they come up with something really good
spudthedestroyer, dinky & maxpayne2409 wrote:Very interresting things about many movies I haven't seen and comics I haven't read.
Thank you guys, I'm gonna check all this out.
spudthedestroyer wrote:Fincher is indeed overrated but I'd probably pistol whip all you people to death with a wet sponge if it meant another Fight Club and I'm not even a violent person
Me neither, but if you need someone to hold them while you're whipping, just yell and I'll show up!
spudthedestroyer wrote:I just wish Warner Bros would have given him (Terry Gilliam) Harry Potter as the writer wanted; apparantly she set the atmosphere based upon his work and was really a huge fan of what he did. Imagine Terry Gilliam with a big budget working on a fantasy free for all?
I'm totally with you about that! I've just read about it recently (right after watching Tideland, in fact) and I was mad trying to imagine what it could have been ! I allready have been so upset about the Quichotte he couldn't make... It's a shame this guy can't work more often.
That ranks second in my biggest losses to cinema history, right after the failed attempt to get Dune made (with involvement from Dali, Giger and Pink Floyd):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_(film
I'm not sure about that one. Jodorowsky talks a lot about this project in his comics (L'Incal and La Caste des Méta-Barons, mostly) and even if he tends to blame Dali (sic!) about the failure the movie, the guy is a nutbag too. In Les Mystères de l'Incal, he said about this movie "I didn't want to respect the book, I wanted to recreate it
". Who knows what he would have come up with ? He is nonetheless a very talented writer, even if completely insane.
maxpayne2409 wrote:As for Reign of Fire, i was just about tolerating, even maybe enjoying it until matthew mccoughey or whatever his name is appeared with his silly tank and bald head and crack team of dragon slayer people.
Please! The mighty american soldier is covered in Picts tatoos, you have to give him credit for that!