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Old 06-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #101
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I think Alien 3 (in its' assembly cut form) is a damn good movie. I think most people get hung up on three things.

1. The killing off of Newt and Hicks. 2 character that went through hell in the previous film, just to get killed in the crash at the beginning of Alien 3.

2. The bald Brits. I'll be the first to admit, it is tough keeping track of all of the characters because they all look very similar (save Charles S. Dutton for obvious reasons).

3. The model work. Alien 3 was made right on the edge of the CGI explosion. Most of the alien seen in the film is models. Some of these shots look dated or just out and out poor.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:30 PM   #102
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I think Alien 3 (in its' assembly cut form) is a damn good movie. I think most people get hung up on three things.

1. The killing off of Newt and Hicks. 2 character that went through hell in the previous film, just to get killed in the crash at the beginning of Alien 3.

2. The bald Brits. I'll be the first to admit, it is tough keeping track of all of the characters because they all look very similar (save Charles S. Dutton for obvious reasons).

3. The model work. Alien 3 was made right on the edge of the CGI explosion. Most of the alien seen in the film is models. Some of these shots look dated or just out and out poor.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #103
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Like in a used diaper you might have the misfortune of coming across, when you're searching in a dumpster for that diamond ring you lost. The diamond ring being the first two 'Alien' films!
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Assembly Cut is certainly much more visceral and dark take on it(it was like watching a brand new movie) - but in no fucking way is it an eyesore.

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Old 06-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #104
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I think Alien 3 (in its' assembly cut form) is a damn good movie. I think most people get hung up on three things.

1. The killing off of Newt and Hicks. 2 character that went through hell in the previous film, just to get killed in the crash at the beginning of Alien 3.
That's one of the things the film actually has going for it.

The dark, oppressive tone was great.

Wish more sequels would take that route.


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2. The bald Brits. I'll be the first to admit, it is tough keeping track of all of the characters because they all look very similar (save Charles S. Dutton for obvious reasons).
It is a little weird that there were so many Brits on that prison planet.

Shoulda just called it "Space Australia".

Brits aren't a dealbreaker.

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3. The model work. Alien 3 was made right on the edge of the CGI explosion. Most of the alien seen in the film is models. Some of these shots look dated or just out and out poor.
Never noticed. Most sci fi flicks (even the best) have at least some shoddy fx.

It's just something that comes with the genre.

But you forgot the all-important #4 (that should be #1)...

It's boring as fuck. And there's no story in it worth telling.

Just a bunch of nothing until...

#5...Ripley's melodramatic, silly ass slow-mo swan dive @ the end.

I honestly didn't care if she lived or died and it was no surprise at the time that they wanted to write Ripley out of the franchise, but did they have to make her go out in such a cheesily directed scene?

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You can't argue with people like this, Slashtastic.

All they want to do is hurl monosyllabic insults and huff methane and listen to ICP.

Oh, and tell everyone who doesn't agree with him about ALIEN3 they don't know anything about the ALIEN films.

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Old 06-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #105
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ALIEN 3 is a good film...BUT...it shits all over ALIENS.
There's a gloom that hangs over ALIENS that wasn't there before, that all of it was for nothing.
Seeing that ALIENS is a PERFECT sequel to ALIEN...it deserved a better sequel than it got.
In many ways it would just be better to say there's ALIEN and ALIENS and that's it.
Unless you're rooting for the aliens...then it's fun watching them totally ruin everyone's lives!
Sorry, but I'm on Ripley's side...even though an ALIEN film without the aliens would suck.
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You can't argue with people like this, Slashtastic.

All they want to do is hurl monosyllabic insults and huff methane and listen to ICP.

Oh, and tell everyone who doesn't agree with him about ALIEN3 they don't know anything about the ALIEN films.


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Idiot.
Twat!

That source material was a far more exciting and interesting follow-up than 'Alien 3'. 'Aliens' set up so much great mythology, which could have been capitalized upon and make for one hell of a franchise! That three story arc did exactly what 'Alien 3' should have done; it was faithful to how the fans saw the direction of the series going in. Instead of turning in to the damp squid that 'Alien 3' made it!
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You can't argue with people like this, Slashtastic.
If they consider 'Alien 3' to be a good film, then they're just like the poor fucker hanged up in the shower at the end of 'The Prowler'

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Eyesore?
Yeah, eyesore was an understatement. Like direr sprayed all over the only toilet in the pub, when your clucking for good old dump; the shear agony of it! That's far more appropriate!
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Yeah, eyesore was an understatement. Like direr sprayed all over the only toilet in the pub, when your clucking for good old dump; the shear agony of it! That's far more appropriate!
Do you even know what the words you're using means? Because you're talking bollocks.
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