Wow, the HD version has me really jazzed about seeing the movie.
My expectations for this probably couldn’t be much lower, but I’m determined to see it because of my enthusiasm for the original and I’m not really going to let the marketing ruin it for me. I want to go in with it basically being a mystery and a surprise for better or for worse.
I feel excited about the film but I’m always ready for potential failure. Any reason for you thinking it’ll be a stinker (given how low your expectations are)? I’m not expecting late-career Scott to produce anything on a par with Alien or Blade Runner. I just want to enjoy an entertaining SciFi that has more smarts than one usually encounters and offers high production values. Horror is a genre well suited to Scott’s strengths so it shouldn’t want for suspense.
It just smacks of a director spinning his wheels and returning to past glories to get himself out of a decades-spanning rut.
The idea that we’re going back to possible “explain” the first Alien in some way is kind of appalling really. Knowing who and what the Space Jockey was and why it was transporting a bunch of alien eggs adds nothing to the original for me.
At the same time, it could be fun to revisit the universe with a tangential story and it wont’ do any harm to the original even if it turns out to be terrible.
“At the same time, it could be fun to revisit the universe with a tangential story and it wont’ do any harm to the original even if it turns out to be terrible.”
That’s how I’m looking at it. Lighten up, man :-)
I’m skeptical, I’m trying to stay open minded.
Part of the reason I’m not watching any of the marketing is the hope of getting maximum juice out of it when it finally comes out.
I’m looking forward to it. It looks to be more compelling than most movies in the genre of late.
The trailer gives me more of a James Cameron “Aliens” feel sprinkled lightly with Ridley’s “Alein.”
That’s a fair point, James. I’m being a bit overly critical because Alien and Aliens are two of my all-time favorite movies period in any genre and I’m dubious about the need to continue to milk them.
The motives to do it may be bankrupt, but that doesn’t necessarily mean what comes out of it will be bad. The cast is certainly good, so maybe Ridley will be able to capture lightening in a bottle twice.
I really hope this is great, but I remain skeptical. Ridley has an iffy track record.
I know exactly what you mean, Craig.
And I agree. My fingers are crossed and I am hoping Ridley along with the rest of the crew gives us a great movie. Alien and Aliens are 2 of my most favorite movies as well.
P.S. Thanks for posting this!
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