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rdhull
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"You gonna see ALIEN:COVENANT?"


  

          

  

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saw it last night. shit was dope as fuck to me.
May 20th 2017
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I just wish they would have made the Prometheus sequel a full movie
May 20th 2017
2
simply awful
May 20th 2017
3
Trumpian review there
May 21st 2017
5
      Dude has shitty taste in food AND movies
May 21st 2017
6
           And you have shitty taste in life
May 21st 2017
13
                ^^^ exhibit L ^^^^
May 22nd 2017
27
                     exhibit Eddie Haskel
May 22nd 2017
39
                          I rest my case
May 22nd 2017
43
                               Hey, keep me out of it.
May 22nd 2017
49
                                    lol
May 22nd 2017
51
really fucking good.
May 21st 2017
4
It was awful
May 21st 2017
7
This means it must be good
May 21st 2017
8
      Don't say I didn't warn you. Go on and do you.
May 21st 2017
9
Really didn't explain Prometheus
May 21st 2017
10
do people not understand Prometheus???
May 21st 2017
11
Yes engineers
May 21st 2017
14
      okay, so it sounds like you get Prometheus.
May 21st 2017
15
      It vaguely touched on Prometheus but (spoiler alert)
May 22nd 2017
36
      A bit more than that.
May 22nd 2017
17
      But there are moral and amoral AI which doesn't follow with engineers
May 22nd 2017
21
      RE: But there are moral and amoral AI which doesn't follow with engineer...
May 22nd 2017
22
           Isn't the AI from Alien like him though?
May 22nd 2017
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                self preservation yo..
May 22nd 2017
24
                     I think David acts on his own. Which is why he infects Noomi
May 22nd 2017
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                          hmmm.. but how does he even know they exist?
May 22nd 2017
26
                               In Prometheus he doesn't know. He's just as curious as everyone else
May 22nd 2017
28
                                    yeah, that makes sense
May 22nd 2017
32
      That was made clear to me but I still think they should have
May 22nd 2017
37
           I have a feeling they are done with the engineer aspect of the story
May 22nd 2017
58
      how you list all that
May 22nd 2017
42
      Wasn't Noah basically an African Albino? ie half 'engineer'
May 22nd 2017
57
           Noah story was stolen from Sumerian Gilgamesh story
May 22nd 2017
69
                Eridu genesis account predates Gilgamesh though doesn't it?
May 22nd 2017
73
Exactly. Folks are acting like it was informative and deep
May 21st 2017
12
      literally no one here has said it was deep or informative.
May 21st 2017
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           Don't miss the Context Train.
May 22nd 2017
18
I love the Aliens universe so I enjoyed this
May 22nd 2017
19
Read the synopsis online. Answered my questions. Seems decent
May 22nd 2017
20
RE: Read the synopsis online. Answered my questions. Seems decent
May 22nd 2017
30
The movie was cool but I wanted a legit followup to Prometheus
May 22nd 2017
29
why the hell would Shaw trust David?
May 22nd 2017
31
You see Prometheus?!
May 22nd 2017
33
haha.. thats a staple of the franchise
May 22nd 2017
34
HAHA! That movie is the what not to do primer for scientists
May 22nd 2017
35
      they kept the tradition alive
May 22nd 2017
41
      Right.. I was like how do smart people turn dumb in seconds
May 22nd 2017
45
           too easy
May 22nd 2017
52
I think she believed him to be just a robot and said as much IIRC
May 22nd 2017
38
Yep.
May 22nd 2017
64
Why did Oram trust David after he saw him communicating with
May 22nd 2017
40
      right?!
May 22nd 2017
44
           Yeah that part was wild
May 22nd 2017
46
I kind of like how they treated the character. Adds a sinister element
May 23rd 2017
75
      yeah. David was a dick
May 23rd 2017
77
No
May 22nd 2017
47
I love your grouchy ass handle
May 22nd 2017
48
Are you saying Predetor 2 was better than the first one?
May 22nd 2017
50
^Yes
May 22nd 2017
70
      RE: ^Yes
May 23rd 2017
78
wat?
May 22nd 2017
53
I saw Aliens in the theatre... that shit was Awesome!!!
May 22nd 2017
54
have you seen the director's cut/special edition?
May 22nd 2017
55
so did I back then..movie of the summer
May 22nd 2017
68
Me? Out there!? With them??? You can count me out!!!
May 22nd 2017
56
lol
May 22nd 2017
63
he's comin in.
May 22nd 2017
65
man, the comic relief is ALWAYS the one making the most sense
May 22nd 2017
72
LOL
May 23rd 2017
76
^Alin was a horror film, aliens was an action movie
May 22nd 2017
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      smh @ "completely unnecessary"
May 23rd 2017
79
my dude..Aliens is a top notch action monster movie thriller
May 22nd 2017
59
      Aliens 3 is a classic too.
May 22nd 2017
60
           3 has its Fincher fans and it does have the mood of the original
May 22nd 2017
61
           The Aliens trilogy is the best movie franchise of all time.
May 22nd 2017
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                Just like woodblock prints the market will be flooded with poor merch
May 22nd 2017
74
           RE: Aliens 3 is a classic too.
May 22nd 2017
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                Oh word?
May 22nd 2017
67

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1. "saw it last night. shit was dope as fuck to me."
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2. "I just wish they would have made the Prometheus sequel a full movie"
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that had so much potential and would have made Prometheus more meaningful. People are loving this though, so I guess I'm happy that it's at least a really good movie.

  

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rdhull
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3. "simply awful "
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. It's a terrible story, gore when it's not needed in place of chills/horror etc. Ridley has lost it

  

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5. "Trumpian review there"
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>. It's a terrible story, gore when it's not needed in place
>of chills/horror etc. Ridley has lost it

  

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6. "Dude has shitty taste in food AND movies"
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rdhull
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13. "And you have shitty taste in life "
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27. "^^^ exhibit L ^^^^"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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39. " exhibit Eddie Haskel"
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43. "I rest my case"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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49. "Hey, keep me out of it."
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato

  

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51. "lol"
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>"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato

  

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4. "really fucking good."
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7. "It was awful"
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato

  

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8. "This means it must be good "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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9. "Don't say I didn't warn you. Go on and do you."
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But I'm gonna say it in advance - I'm warning you.
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10. "Really didn't explain Prometheus"
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Just vaguely touched on it.

Story was kinda wack.

Action was good.

I think these movies are doing a terrible job of explaining the yackub theory.

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11. "do people not understand Prometheus???"
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14. "Yes engineers"
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Made humans.

Humans are out of order

Engineers design black substance to wipe out humans.

Simple.

I also dont like the roman albino beings being represented as engineers along with the Elephant mask which are distinctly represented in Hindu and Ancient African cultures.

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15. "okay, so it sounds like you get Prometheus."
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thus, your post doesn't make sense.

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36. "It vaguely touched on Prometheus but (spoiler alert)"
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Where did all the Engineers go?

Surely they all didn't die when the AI killed them with their own weapon?

How did the AI return with their ship to kill them with their own weapon?



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17. "A bit more than that."
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The question that was asked in Prometheus....'why do the engineers want to kill humanity' is answered. Kinda spoilers here:

Engineers create humanity. Humans build AI to find their creators. Ironically, human built AI is what threatens to kill our creators. So our creators create a pathogen to destroy us in order to protect themselves from our AI. But our AI gets ahold of their pathogen and uses it against them...and then develops it to be even more effective (the creation of the Alien) in order to kill off humanity. It's kinda poetic that the AI we made to find our creators ends up killing them. And it's a cycle because the AI we make, in turn, make the Alien which is destined to kill us. The engineers are to us as we are to AI as AI is to the Alien.

I 'think' I'm getting that right. In anycase....I thought it was great.

  

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21. "But there are moral and amoral AI which doesn't follow with engineers "
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As they all seem pretty anti human whereas some (or most) AI work with humans

  

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22. "RE: But there are moral and amoral AI which doesn't follow with engineer..."
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I'm pretty sure the engineers are trying to kill humanity because they realize our AI is destined to kill them. In the same way we should kill David so he doesn't create the Alien. Of note: Humans stopped making AI like David and this 'doesn't surprise him'. So David needs to stop humanity )his creator) in the same way we need to stop the engineers (our creators).

  

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23. "Isn't the AI from Alien like him though? "
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Maybe David's intent is more a result of self determination whereas the alien AI is simply following orders?

Between these films and blade runner I wonder if the theme of AI is really the central focus of both films?

  

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24. "self preservation yo.. "
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everyone is out to preserve their life form in some way...

but then again, is David working for a corporation or did he go rogue? I haven't seen this one yet but it's my understanding all these AI's are working for the company who wants this Alien as a weapon.

I also have to remind myself this is BEFORE Alien and Aliens.

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25. "I think David acts on his own. Which is why he infects Noomi "
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In the first one. There is no knowledge of the alien in Prometheus so it has to be his on volition

  

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26. "hmmm.. but how does he even know they exist? "
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or what it is?

interesting theory.

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28. "In Prometheus he doesn't know. He's just as curious as everyone else "
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also there's something about his time alone on the journey in Prometheus as well as his fascination with at least one of the characters dreams in that movie which seem to suggest he's motivated by isolation, curiosity, and a general disdain for humanity as a result to being superior to humans but made subserviant.

  

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32. "yeah, that makes sense"
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he was fascinated by her dreams and faith in a higher power.

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37. "That was made clear to me but I still think they should have "
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done more to show the engineers.

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58. "I have a feeling they are done with the engineer aspect of the story "
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But then again if this is all supposed to lead to alien(?) then there still needs to be at least one more engineer focused movie

  

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42. "how you list all that "
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and leave out the Weyland logo? LOL

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57. "Wasn't Noah basically an African Albino? ie half 'engineer'"
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Maybe Scott is trying to address the albino and African aspects of the creation story?

  

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69. "Noah story was stolen from Sumerian Gilgamesh story"
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If they were hybridized or not doesn't escape the Roman looking pale beings being represented as the mothers and fathers of humanity.

While the black substance(carbon or melanin) which spawned humanity is seen as a biological weapon.

People will say I'm reading too deep but I'm just explaining the symbolism as I see it.

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73. "Eridu genesis account predates Gilgamesh though doesn't it?"
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I hear you on the "black is bad" motif, but in reading Scotts commentary on Noah I get a feeling he's well versed with the older versions of the stories and at the same time has to make movies that will sell to white people. I guess my hope is that he tries to sneak in "authenticity" when possible -- at least when it comes to bible related material

  

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12. "Exactly. Folks are acting like it was informative and deep"
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Junk was a junk bucket waste of time
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16. "literally no one here has said it was deep or informative."
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18. "Don't miss the Context Train. "
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19. "I love the Aliens universe so I enjoyed this"
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If you just think the concept is cool I can understand why some people wouldn't. Some folks just wanted a repeat of Alien and Aliens, some wanted another Prometheus. If you didn't mind a combination of the two then the movie wasn't that bad.

Honestly its the third best movie with Alien in the title. No way you would put Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection ahead of this. As far as ranking for me it would go.

Alien (Aliens)
Aliens (Alien)
*seriously those two switch up so much for me*
Alien: Covenant
Alien 3
Prometheus
Alien Resurrection
AvP: Requiem
AvP: Steaming pile of shit (the first one)


I really wish they would have gone with the Steve Parry novels from back in the day as a follow up to Aliens. Those were pretty damn good and followed up 10 years after. Hicks, a grown up Newt, and an Ellen Riply who has seen some shit! After Alien 3 was released they had to change the names of Hicks and Newt in the books to Wilks and Billie.

My personal timeline goes like this
Alien
Alien: Isolation (video game)
Aliens
Alien Book 1: Earth Hive
Alien Book 2: Nightmare Asylum
Alien Book 2: Female War

If you're a big fan give those a shot and if you're not a gamer then you can follow the cut scenes on youtube. It follows Riplys daughter who is mentioned in the film, she tries to find her mother and shit hits the fan, there is one Alien like in the first movie and its her trying to survive.

TL;DR: Covenant was good.

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20. "Read the synopsis online. Answered my questions. Seems decent "
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They're beating the killed in cryosleep plot device to death though

  

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30. "RE: Read the synopsis online. Answered my questions. Seems decent "
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>They're beating the killed in cryosleep plot device to death
>though

The ending of this film sets it up to happen once again

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29. "The movie was cool but I wanted a legit followup to Prometheus "
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That followed Shaw on her journey to the engineers homeland. The treatment of the Shaw character was a disappointment in this film.

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31. "why the hell would Shaw trust David? "
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33. "You see Prometheus?!"
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All the mistakes they made in that movie, why stop at not trusting David?

Love the series, worst fucking scientist I've ever seen in my life.

In school I knew not to put my face over a beaker even with safety goggles on. Da fuck you doing peaking inside a big ass alien egg?!

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34. "haha.. thats a staple of the franchise"
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trying to think if any Black characters ever did that shit in this series?

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35. "HAHA! That movie is the what not to do primer for scientists "
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I liked Prometheus but man -- so many head scratching actions by the characters in that movie

Let's just take our helmets off 3 hours into being on this new planet

Let's just touch this alien life form and see what happens

Let's not foray a short distance out then repot back and plan our next steps

  

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41. "they kept the tradition alive"
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15-20 minutes in I was literally talking to the screen like

'whut the fuck are you doing?'


Even one of the main protagonists is like

'dude...what the fuck are you doing?'

It was like Donald Trump was the captain of the ship I swear...

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45. "Right.. I was like how do smart people turn dumb in seconds"
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.
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato

  

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52. "too easy"
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38. "I think she believed him to be just a robot and said as much IIRC"
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Her husband was a dick too. David never really liked either of them. I think prometheus implied that blade runner takes place in the same universe so if they don't make synthetics like David anymore it would likely be due to what they are concerned about in blade runner; synthetics like David who can form responses based on emotions -- like don't like etc

  

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64. "Yep."
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I don't think the characters are aware that David is actually AI. They think he's just a robot like the one they have. Incapable of wanting something for themselves or doing anything that they're not programmed to do.

  

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40. "Why did Oram trust David after he saw him communicating with"
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the neomorph and after witnessing the dead body of his comrade. That was THE headscratcher moment of the movie to me.

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44. "right?!"
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nxgga WHAT DID YOU THINK THE ANSWER WAS?

"There's a piece missing..."


so fucking obvious. has our communication devolved that much that by 2104 you can't read a set-up?! Let me stop texting NOW!!

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46. "Yeah that part was wild"
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I would have just shot the fuck outta David and kept it moving, Everything else could have been avoided after that. Kill David, get the rest of your crew and get the fuck outta there. Make up some wild shit about how your other crew members died so no one else goes to that planet and never speak of it again.

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75. "I kind of like how they treated the character. Adds a sinister element "
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Which adds some new value to Prometheus and Davids motivations in that film

  

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77. "yeah. David was a dick"
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when Oram says 'If you don't tell me what's going on, I'm gonna fuck up your perfect composure' EVERYBODY DIED.


At the end of Prometheus when David told Shaw 'there are other ships', I was talking to the screen again. Like 'bxtch he has hidden everything from you and Weyland Jr. (Vickers) the WHOLE MOVIE and given you both the finger. Why would you trust him? Go back to Earth and be famous.'

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47. "No"
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First movie should have been it.

2nd movie was excusable because although the tone was much different it was good enough to stand on it's own.

Everything else is garbage - 100% trash.

See also Terminator movies and Predator movies. (Predator 2 being the only good one.)

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48. "I love your grouchy ass handle"
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at first I was like dude needs to chill..but youve grown on me

>First movie should have been it.
>
>2nd movie was excusable because although the tone was much
>different it was good enough to stand on it's own.
>
>Everything else is garbage - 100% trash.
>
>See also Terminator movies and Predator movies. (Predator 2
>being the only good one.)

  

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50. "Are you saying Predetor 2 was better than the first one?"
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I'm thinking you worded that wrong.

I'm hoping to god you worded that wrong.

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70. "^Yes"
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Predator 1 was incredibly stupid.

Predator 2 has the predator hunting gang members, and a showdown where Danny Glover kills one with a Frisbee shaped like Krull.

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78. "RE: ^Yes"
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>Predator 1 was incredibly stupid.
>
>Predator 2 has the predator hunting gang members, and a
>showdown where Danny Glover kills one with a Frisbee shaped
>like Krull.


While I don't hate Predator 2, I rather enjoy it. It's not touching the first movie.

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53. "wat?"
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>2nd movie was excusable because although the tone was much
>different it was good enough to stand on it's own.

aliens had more memorable supporting characters and character development than alien, imo.

pvt hudson >>> cpt dallas

  

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54. "I saw Aliens in the theatre... that shit was Awesome!!!"
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Especially since my best friends older brother was military and took us to see it. He was so hype, we were so scared... then we tried to be the first ones out to movie theatre when we thought it was over and Ripley was talking to the robot and next thing you know... ooooh shit!!!

Everyone ran back to their seats. Shit was great.

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55. "have you seen the director's cut/special edition?"
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i copped the quadrilogy bluray box set when it dropped. has the alien 3 assembly line cut too. so much better.

there's a couple of deleted segments that put the claustrophobia/fear factor on par with alien, namely the sentry gun/corridor stuff.

"17 days?! we're not gonna last 17 hours!!"

  

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68. "so did I back then..movie of the summer"
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>Especially since my best friends older brother was military
>and took us to see it. He was so hype, we were so scared...
>then we tried to be the first ones out to movie theatre when
>we thought it was over and Ripley was talking to the robot and
>next thing you know... ooooh shit!!!
>
>Everyone ran back to their seats. Shit was great.

  

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56. "Me? Out there!? With them??? You can count me out!!!"
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Well guess we can count you out of everything?

I GUESS YOU CAN!!

Aliens definitely has the quotes lol

  

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63. "lol"
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>Well guess we can count you out of everything?
>
>I GUESS YOU CAN!!
>
>Aliens definitely has the quotes lol

  

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65. "he's comin in."
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i feel safer already.

  

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72. "man, the comic relief is ALWAYS the one making the most sense"
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76. "LOL"
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.
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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato

  

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71. "^Alin was a horror film, aliens was an action movie"
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I said it was excusable because yes, it's so different and memorable that I still like it.

Completely unnecessary - but way better than the garbage that comes after it. (3 and 4 got my money - so mission accomplished 3&4.)

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79. "smh @ &quot;completely unnecessary&quot;"
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dawg, there was still a derelict ship with "thousands of eggs" left behind from when the nostromo bounced with john hurt all facehugged. ash told the company about the organism, so it makes sense that the company (weyland-yutani... carter burke) would surreptitiously send people there as "terraformers" years later to unknowingly investigate the ship...

peep the aliens special edition ---

ripley finds out her daughter had died while she was in hypersleep for those 50+ years. this arc lends so much to ripley's catharsis/redemption as a mother figure with newt. then she fights another "mother" protecting her own. film was ahead of its time in terms of feminism.

c'mon @ completely unnecessary.

  

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59. "my dude..Aliens is a top notch action monster movie thriller"
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>First movie should have been it.
>
>2nd movie was excusable because although the tone was much
>different it was good enough to stand on it's own.
>
>Everything else is garbage - 100% trash.
>
>See also Terminator movies and Predator movies. (Predator 2
>being the only good one.)

  

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60. "Aliens 3 is a classic too."
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I'm kinda surprised there isn't a clear consensus on that. I LOVE Aliens 3. David Fincher's first movie. Nuff said.

  

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61. "3 has its Fincher fans and it does have the mood of the original"
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>I'm kinda surprised there isn't a clear consensus on that. I
>LOVE Aliens 3. David Fincher's first movie. Nuff said.

  

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66. "The Aliens trilogy is the best movie franchise of all time."
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Way better than Star Wars. Alien might be the best set design of all time. Perhaps 2001 might have a word. But like 2001...I could watch Alien on mute and just look at it and be entertained.

I was watching the 1978 version of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' recently and it occurred to me....The first 90 seconds of that movie is better special effects and more beautiful to look at than every comic book movie ever made combined. I have to go see comic book movies to spend time with my family. It's worth it...but comic book movies are a modern cultural plague of our time lol. They have essentially destroyed filmmaking and I'm bitter as hell.

  

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74. "Just like woodblock prints the market will be flooded with poor merch"
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And the genre will be replaced

  

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62. "RE: Aliens 3 is a classic too."
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>I'm kinda surprised there isn't a clear consensus on that. I
>LOVE Aliens 3. David Fincher's first movie. Nuff said.

i cannot believe the studio fox cut the scenes where they *spoiler* actually caught and trapped the alien for a bit, before the one prisoner started basically devil-worshipping it and ultimately let it loose again. added so much more to the story.

i ain't mad at fincher. he took over for a fired director, admist an already-underway production on its 20 millionth script re-write that wasn't even finished. hicks and newt were supposed to have survived, with hicks becoming the main character over ripley. i think sigourney weaver politicking didn't help either. and wtf was fincher gonna do and say to anyone as a rookie film director?

  

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67. "Oh word?"
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I'll have to track this down.

  

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